CloudDISPATCH has a wealth of reporting and dashboarding functionality that is designed to serve the needs of folks on the shop floor. But what do you when you want to match up shop floor data with Financial, Engineering, or HR and Personel data? You bring in the BI Tools!
We see a lot of customers expanding the use of CloudDISPATCH data beyond the shop floor by using BI tools like Power BI, Tableau, and Qlik. Our easy to use API, makes this very straight forward.
Depending on the tool's capabilities, you can consume the API directly, or you can use the APIs to sync that data to a local database first and then point your BI Tool to that local database.
The CloudDISPATCH data model is designed for 3rd party integrations. Using the "code" and "external_ID" fields with corresponding ID references from these 3rd party systems can help with joining the data within your BI Tool.
BI Tool use cases can be unique based on the business needs and the systems involved. We're happy to help guide you through the process to help ensure your BI project is successful. Below is a list of general use cases that we have encountered.
General Use Cases:
- Combining CloudDISPATCH and Financial data for corporate decision making
- Combining CloudDISPATCH and low-level Engineering machine data for targeted design analysis
- Combining CloudDISPATCH and HR/Personel data for time card and project/team audits
Common BI Tools:
The following is a list of BI Tools we commonly integrate with. We’ve never met a BI Tool we couldn’t integrate with, but if you don’t see yours on this list, then give us a call.
- Power BI (Integrating with Power BI)
- Crystal Reports