The Business Activity Monitor, one of six key upgrades for Cincom CONTROL: 2010 ERP, is the communication conduit that presents each role a status of how they are performing. Similar to an automotive dashboard it focuses on the critical few pieces of information that determine success or failure. Unlike an automotive dashboard, the business dashboard provides a navigation tool tailored to the duties of a specific role.
Cincom CONTROL: 2010’s Business Activity Monitor displays KPIs, leading measurements, flow tasks and alerts all on a single screen. It’s refreshed every few minutes so you see the most accurate information. [Click image to enlarge.]
Better Monitoring Reliability and Effectiveness
The objective is to provide leading indicators that monitor an organization’s reliability and effectiveness. Eliyahu Goldratt, the originator of the Theory of Constraints, identified these as the two crucial non-financial business measurements.
Reliability is the measure of meeting commitments. These are measured by meeting customer delivery dates and internal order delivery performance.
Effectiveness is the measure of operating expense management. These typically include: scrap, inventory, overtime, expediting and other controllable items under a roles control.
Both must be addressed; one cannot be sacrificed for the other.
Business Activity Monitor includes:
Warnings and alerts – Like a check oil light in your car, Cincom CONTROL: 2010’s Business Activity Monitor gives warnings and alerts only when there’s a potential problem.
Performance Indicators – See at a glance how your area of the business is performing with graphic indictors that are specifically designed for your role.
Leading Measurement – There’s always that one objective that is measured above all else. See how you’re doing in real-time, up-front and center so you can drive corrective actions.
Activity Launch Pad – Information is only as valuable as your ability to put that information to work quickly. Here is where you access the tools to effectively and quickly execute based on your personalized analytics.
An example of Cincom CONTROL: 2010’s performance indicators that help users measure only the objectives that directly affect their role in the organization. [Click image to enlarge.]
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