Today’s technology advances can lull decision-makers into thinking things are running smoothly simply because their data ‘says so.’

In today’s ERP environments, whether deployed on-premise, or online, business decisions are being driven by Business Intelligence capabilities within the suite.

As such, stakeholders relying on such software, like Microsoft Dynamics SL, to indicate levels of success throughout the company, are quantifying their data, analyzing it, and using Business Intelligence modules to interpret its findings.

Does that mean any increase in profitability can be atttributed to the capabilities of the new ERP software to deliver actionable data?

Of course, it’s never that black-and-white. And as Gleanster notes, the outcomes from better analytics through BI are often misinterpreted.

Yes, a pile of statistics are generated when a successful deployment starts gathering data across departments. The visual results can then be displayed, of course, on the Dynamics SL Dashboard, for example.

But that direct link to ERP’s success in increasing profitability is more elusive. One thing is for certain: the BI results are an influencer among “Top Performers” because they are committed to the metrics of analysis:

“… Top Performers seem to be more focused on metrics tied to business outcomes, even though the impact of BI can be hard to measure. In short, Top Performers do their best to tie metrics to consequences and act upon these insights; Everyone Else is treating the BI output itself as “mission accomplished.” (2014 Business Intelligence Gleansight Benchmark Report)

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