Business Intelligence (BI) Tools are vital to bring together data from disparate sources into dashboards and reports. However, this data is only presented as historical data, often costly to manage, is mostly built as an industry agnostic tool, can’t ingest or visualize high frequency process data, and is built for modelling – Not for insights. Oden provides data in both real-time, and for historical analysis, and is built for manufacturing teams from the plant floor to the CEO’s office.
Unlike BI tools, Oden doesn’t just ingest data and translates it into reports. We have manufacturing specific ingestion, cleaning, enrichment, and standardization that makes the data more trustworthy and actionable. This is because the data is joined together with other key data points automatically so manufacturers can see contextual information in relation to other key data points. This can be done in BI tools, but it takes a great deal of time from data engineers, and if there are any changes in the factory floor or processes, it would need to be re-engineered. Oden is adaptable to changes in production, and general business needs.
In addition, BI tools require predefined and static reports, creating a gap to have real-time interaction with dashboards to adjust views based on variety of different context filters that are specific to manufacturing
BI tools aren’t built for interconnected reporting to real-time data and historical analysis that is so beneficial for manufacturers. In Oden, users are able to quickly and easily drill down from the macros level down to specific areas. They are then able to share these insights with other stakeholders and users throughout the organization, without needing to worry about limited user licenses.
Oden also presents key insights for manufacturers, such as the variables that contributed to the highest achieving runs, what achievable targets could be by product-line combination, how specific factors affect production, and more.