Business Intelligence and Analytics for Kinetic help you answer four essential questions—what happened, why did it happen, what is happening now, and what will happen next? Dashboards, trackers, and data visualization tools built into the core Kinetic platform help you get a better understanding of what is happening in your company right now.
Operational Reports and Dashboards
To gain insight into everything currently happening enterprise-wide, look to the operational reports and dashboards available in every area of the Kinetic system. It all starts with Business Activity Queries—SQL queries
throughout the Kinetic system made with a visual drag-and-drop wizard.
Let every department learn from its data with self-service summaries, animated and interactive data visualization, and tools to simplify report creation and sharing. Products that fit this category support analyzing larger amounts of data for short-term historical trending analysis. Data Discovery is a data visualization tool for the Kinetic system. Staff can use their natural visual abilities to quickly spot areas of interest in real-time production data that they might have otherwise missed by just looking at rows and columns of numbers.
Analyze long-term, aggregated data to quickly and easily discover why certain product outcomes happened and perform what-if analysis with diagnostic analytics. Powered by Phocas, Epicor Data Analytics (EDA)
helps companies turn their data stored in Kinetic into actionable insights. EDA is an easy-to-use service in the cloud that takes a unique, intuitive approach to lead you on a journey of discovery through large cubed data sets contained in your data warehouse.
Plan for success using demand planning and inventory optimization tools in the Smart Inventory Planning and Optimization Platform. Smart demand Planner provides cloud-based statistical forecasting that automatically selects the right forecast model for each item—accounting for trend, seasonality, and promotion- or event-driven demand. Safety stock levels, reorder points, lead times, and order quantity directly influence the service vs. cost relationship. Epicor Smart Inventory Optimization helps you maintain the balance between service and cost by providing inventory policy decision support and the means to share, collaborate, and track the impact of your inventory planning policy.
Smart Operational Analytics is a native cloud-based reporting platform that provides a fast, easily understood, and up-to-date perspective on the state of your inventory and its performance against critical metrics, actual supplier lead times, and opportunities to rebalance stocks across facilities—helping to uncover root causes of operational inefficiencies.