Improved performance and efficiency for companies in the transportation and logistics space are more critical today than ever before. This is largely due to rising security concerns over both national trade and international trade as well as other factors such as increase fuel cost and government regulation at shipping ports, airports, and international borders. However, with high-levels of international trade and customers willing to purchase products from distant locations to save on material cost global demand is strong. This combined with a deregulated market place means tougher competition for businesses in the transportation industry. Acquiring and retaining new customers as well as meeting strict industry and government standards are just some of the challenges facing today’s shipping enterprises.
Shippers and carriers from strategic alliances and collaborative relationships as service demands rise and pressures to reduce cost increase. Sharing information and resources to secure new business and increase revenues. Businesses must learn to evolve quickly and react intelligently to changing market and industry conditions.
In today’s market environment creating a business intelligence (BI) strategy and establishing competitive advantages is more important than ever. Using business intelligence solutions and dashboard analytics transportation companies can easily analyze and find areas for improvement in packing and unpacking processes, distribution networks, carriers, and third party logistics (3PL) companies to increase speed of goods distribution and reduce fuel and other shipping and transportation cost. Using a consolidated and centralized data environment Aculytics enables business users to visualize data from multiple disparate data sources that have been transformed and integrated into a single holistic view of the business. Monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and other corporate metrics employees are able to explore the organizations data and make powerful business discoveries that allow them to contribute to the success of the enterprise by decreasing delays and increasing customer satisfaction and revenue. In our intuitive and easy-to-use environment business users can perform analysis task both easy and complex. Analyzing everything from critical business issues like safety and regulatory compliance to quality and environmental protection metrics.
Business intelligence (BI) has the ability to have a positive impact all areas of operation within businesses in the transportation and logistics industry.
Aculytics experience by area of operation or business function:
Performing simple analysis business users can measure average efficiency of fleet ships, aircraft and vehicles to determine optimum capacity and number of assets required to reduce cost and optimize margins.
Calculate basic but highly important key performance indicators (KPIs) like the time it takes to unload, reload, restock, and refuel before everything is ready to depart for the next location.
Collect and analyze data on the distribution of routes over multiple freight rate zones and service providers.
Aculytics builds flexible enterprise architectures that are scalable and support growth in number of users, increases in data volume, and the addition of more locations and complex business rules. Aculytics integrates multiple source systems into a single solution set, extracts the needed data into one common data format, and transforms the data into easily consumable information. Aculytics then organizes the information into associative data models that are reusable across many dashboards and reports throughout the enterprise. Using powerful desktop and browser-based tools business users can then perform self-service reporting and create ad-hoc dashboards and analysis solutions without on-going involvement from the IT and data-warehouse groups. Analysis capabilities include the abilities to dynamically convert volume data from one unit of measure (UOM) to another, as well as perform currency conversions on global data to enable the rollup of financial measures across the globe in desired countries currency.
Facilitate and enhance budgeting, profitability, and financial optimization processes by providing the CFO, corporate accountants, and controllers with dashboard solutions that enable them to monitor performance goals and track important metrics like accounts receivable (AR), accounts payable (AP), and cash on hand. Management can gain increased visibility and easily identify problem areas using financial dashboards that allow them to drill through multiple legal entities and levels of detail down to transactional level general ledger (GL) postings, or rollup Cash Flow and Balance Sheet reports across multiple subsidiaries to produce one high-level view of the entire business.
Enable enterprise organizations to set goals and continually track progress toward meeting those goals. Providing business users with the tools required to analyze results quickly and adapt business strategies to market conditions effectively. Automate report generation and distribution to produce the reports needed to satisfy government and industry regulators and stay in compliance.
Easily compare sales goals and projection against actual results as well as many other important key performance indicator (KPI) metrics. Analyze data extracted from customer relationship management (CRM) systems by different levels of dimensionality like product, SKU, category, location, team, business unit, and profit center. Empower sales staff to view and analyze their own performance on-the-go on any modern HTML5 / AJAX web enabled mobile device. Allow sales persons to compare themselves to their peers and company benchmarks as well as monitor their own progress against Sales Incentive Programs (SIP) and other goals to keep employees motivated and engaged.