These precious data, especially in complex businesses and groups of companies, are not always easily accessible. They are widely spread over different sites and business areas, in administration, sales, and on the shop floor, on different software platforms and modules.
Even the integration of data is an enormous challenge. Compiling and analyzing sales and complaint statistics, breakage statistics, and machinery times – possibly for different clients – in a consistent environment requires an intelligent tool: A+W Discovery, A+W’s new Business Intelligence System.
A+W Discovery supports the conversion, integration, and analyzis of complex, heterogeneous data. The program extracts data from multiple sources, validates and standardises them, and compiles them in a common, homogeneous database. The automatic, overnight updating and processing of the data cube allow real-time, fast analyzis. To provide the users with a well-known and efficient tool, Microsoft® Excel® (Version 2010 or higher) is used as the standard system for analysis.