The capabilities of software these days are endless, so it comes as no surprise that ERP publishers promote dashboards and “information at your fingertips” to business leaders. I believe recognizing successes and potential problems from the statistics helps me take action toward continuous improvement. The cost of not taking action pales in comparison to understanding and acting on the information you have.
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When it comes to staying on top of company performance, industry-specific KPIs such as new projects booked per month and A/R aging as well as company-specific KPIs are imperative for CFOs and Presidents of professional service organizations to know. Unfortunately, the information isn’t always real-time, which makes it ineffective.
This blog is a continuation on the Sage 300 ERP business intelligence journey using PowerPivot, and covers Purchase Analysis.
In the following Purchase History example, I created a KPI to compare the purchase unit cost with the number from the previous year. The unit cost is greater than 105% from the previous year, so it's highlighted in red. This screenshot shows a number as green if the number is within the target and yellow as a warning you are about to be out of the target.
In an earlier post, we mentioned some of the features included in the newest version of Sage Accpac ERP 5.6 such as: