Business Intelligence in Plastics Manufacturing

Okay, this is not just for Plastic Manufacturing, but given the competitiveness and growth of plastics, I’d suggest that this statement is absolutely true. Consider some of these typical comments: “Geez, if we’d only known earlier…” “Who could have predicted that?” “Why aren’t we doing that?” “It seems so obvious now…” “We could be rich…

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powerBI driving time to value dynamics 365 for operations

I was very excited when I wrote three blogs on PowerBI about six months ago. There was/is much to be excited about including: Ability to drive insight to end users Pre-built content using Role Centers, Analysis Cubes and KPIs Integration with Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics services in Azure Continuing more and better AX integration…

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Dynamics 365 Azure IoT Suite Video

Building on the same concepts from our last IoT video, in which we used a temperature sensor to monitor our shop floor machinery in real-time through Dynamics 365 and Azure IoT Suite, today we will explore additional possibilities in terms of quality control checks, automated processes and more. As with the temperature sensor demonstration, it…

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4 tech trends construction firms should embrace

In our last Construction Technology blog, we discussed the ramifications of the new construction economy that will present itself as the new administration takes office. The relaxing of many regulations that directly affect the Construction Industry combined with the passage of an Infrastructure Spending Bill, we are poised to see massive growth in this sector.…

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Azure IoT Suite Temperature Sensor Demonstration Video

Technologically speaking, we live in a very exciting time. With the rapid advances and increased connectivity, many refer to it as the 4th Industrial Revolution. You have likely heard at least a few of the buzz words associated with this “Industry 4.0.” Big data, Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Business Intelligence…

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KPMG Slow Tech Adoption Plagues Construction

This week saw the release of KPMG’s annual construction industry survey. https://www.constructiondive.com/news/kpmg-report-construction-industry-slow-to-adopt-new-technology/426268/ The conclusions may be startling, but they serve as a wake-up call for any company involved in large projects. After surveying 218 senior executives the main take-aways are: The industry is slow to embrace technology – as project complexity increases, as well as associated…

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dynamics ax role center

Much has been announced in the past two years relating to Business Intelligence by Microsoft.  For the Dynamics AX user, consider the laundry list of technologies and concepts: Management Reporter SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Analysis Services Cloud vs On Premise Office 365 Power BI Power Query/Map/View/Pivot… Datazen OLAP/Cubes Visualization Extract, Transform, Load BI…

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