Aberdeen and Transpara publish report on EMI solutions

  • August 22, 2007
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Pleasanton, Calif. – August 22, 2007 – Transpara Corporation sponsored the July 2007 Aberdeen report, titled “Manufacturing IQ: Taking Manufacturing Intelligence to the Enterprise.” The benchmark report finds that best-in-class customers implement Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) solutions across the organization and supply chain network to deliver automated alerts, real-time visibility, and contextualization of plant floor data to drive operational intelligence. Transpara’s EMI solution, web-based Visual KPI software, provides customers in the manufacturing and utility sectors with on-demand, role-based operations data on any mobile device or desktop. Based on the findings of the report, Bharat Nair, SVP and Research Director with Aberdeen’s Global Manufacturing Practice, offers the following recommendations for action:
  • Implement EMI to integrate plant floor data from disparate sources with business content to provide operational intelligence;
  • Drive EMI initiatives under the sponsorship of plant floor management responsible for operational performance;
  • Implement role-based dashboards throughout the plant floor;
  • Adopt remote access capabilities to provide visibility of critical data and to send alerts to key decision makers. “While providing visibility to data is essential in a complex global manufacturing environment, putting this data into operational and business context and leveraging this intelligence to drive actions in real-time is what delivers competitive advantage to manufacturing enterprises,” said Nair. “With Visual KPI, Transpara is transforming performance management, delivering real-time, role-based data to any mobile device, including cell phones, with minimal training or new technology adoption required from personnel in the field. Visual KPI is an EMI solution that leverages existing technology investments to deliver fast ROI to the enterprise.” Also included in the report is a case study detailing how KeySpan Energy, New York’s largest electric generator, uses Transpara’s EMI solution, Visual KPI. “With our EMI implementation leveraging cell phones to deliver key KPIs any time, all the time, our technicians and supervisors are able to get real-time information they need to do their jobs no matter where they are in the field,” said John Ragone, Plant Process Optimization Manager, Electric Production Department at KeySpan Energy. “This results in significant cost savings by ensuring peak asset performance, savings from lost generation costs, and energy replacement costs.” More than 200 manufacturers participated in the study, including: Ashok Leyland, Baxter Healthcare, British Telecommunications, Cisco Systems, Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, Panasonic Industrial, Co, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Nokia, Nestle, Philips Lighting, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc, Unilever SA and Volvo. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, please visit: www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410803&cid=4095. About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions. As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. About Transpara Corporation Transpara’s Visual KPI establishes corporate transparency throughout the enterprise with mobile, composite Key Performance Indicator (KPI) software. The only manufacturing intelligence software that integrates operations information from any combination of existing data sources, Visual KPI provides mobile professionals in the process and utility industries with real-time asset and operating data on any handheld, cell phone or desktop web browser. Transpara ensures that responsible parties throughout the organization and supply chain, from technicians and plant floor managers to executives, have on-demand access to business-sensitive information, enabling stakeholders to quickly and easily create and distribute KPIs in order to monitor their entire asset base. With Transpara, customers improve operations performance, while reducing operating costs and lowering business risk. Transpara is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif. Learn More

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