Entries by Nils R.

Top Planning Features in the Best Budgeting and Forecasting Software Apps

This article is part 1 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 1 focuses on evaluating planning capabilities within the best budgeting and forecasting software applications.   Planning software, used to streamline budgeting and forecasting processes, belongs to a software category typically referred to as Corporate Performance Management […]

Direct Labor Safety Record Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

What is a Direct Labor Safety Record Dashboard? Safety record dashboards are considered operational analysis reports and are used by safety and plant managers to monitor manufacturing safety metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it shows monthly trends for three KPIs: 1) Incidents reported, 2) Near incidents reported, […]

Direct Labor Productivity Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

What is a Direct Labor Productivity Dashboard? Labor productivity dashboards are considered efficiency analysis tools and are used by production- and plant managers to analyze monthly trends in labor productivity as well as for benchmarking between plants. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard report is that it can be executed for […]

Capacity Utilization Dashboard with Manufacturing Plant Comparisons

What is a Capacity Utilization Dashboard? Utilization analysis dashboards with comparative analysis are considered benchmarking tools and are used by operations managers to track utilization by plant and to easily see exceptions. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard report is that it it provides utilization analysis by individual plant and it […]