Lilly Software Associates, a leading provider of supply chain management systems for manufacturers and distributors, and Vanguard Solutions Group, a leading vendor of performance management systems, has announced that since January this year more than 70 new customers - in Europe and the USA - have purchased the former's VISUAL Business Intelligence software module.
"These companies have recognised that business intelligence software offers an effective and affordable way to retain competitive edge and make themselves more profitable," said Clive Mattson, Managing Director of Lilly Software's headquarters in Europe. With the pressure on business today, the software is essential in helping companies stay in control and assisting them in finding innovative ways to improve their performance."
Fully integrated with Lilly Software's supply chain management product line, VISUAL Business Intelligence provides fast, easy access to enterprise-wide information and key performance data. Users are given the ability to better interpret and analyse the data, and the means to measure, manage, and improve performance.
Based on Vanguard Solutions Group's business intelligence technology known as Graphical Performance Series, VISUAL Business Intelligence from Lilly Software Associates delivers performance metrics that provide a clear insight into what is happening with revenue or operating costs and, more importantly, reveals the reasons why. This capability lets managers make more profitable business decisions by planning and validating their company's strategic and tactical initiatives.
"The core concept behind Vanguard's solution is that business intelligence must be demand- driven," said Tony Balio, President & CEO, Vanguard Solutions Group. "The business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. Because Lilly Software and Vanguard share this focus on the business needs of the user, our products integrate well. Both are business-driven solutions designed for mid-market manufacturers, providing a rapid implementation and requiring minimal investment."
Vanguard's background in manufacturing and ERP, combined with their dedication to provide the small- to medium-size enterprise (SME) market with tools and technology that enable customers to exploit their investments in data, make the company a perfect business partner, claims Lilly Software.