With more moving pieces than spokes on a bicycle wheel, the world's leading brand of quality bicycles and gear needed a way to better streamline operations and gain access to more comprehensive company data. That's why Giant Bicycles Inc. has been using the TARGIT Decision Suite manufacturing analytics
Giant processes data coming in worldwide from thousands of orders and shipments for its Purchasing, Accounting, and Sales Departments on a daily basis. Data was funneled into the company's Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system, but without a user-friendly data visualization and analytics front-end for everyday business users to build reports, analyses, and dashboards, that's where the data stayed.
TARGIT's Best in Class training and consultancy helped Giant build a data foundation on their existing Microsoft stack that best fit the company's unique needs. Giant combined the TARGIT Business Intelligence Accelerator (BIA) for Dynamics AX
Inventory cube with their existing cubes to include and combine data for inventory, purchasing, sales, and warranty.
One of the major changes to their cubes included the addition of forecasting, which is done within AX, based on specific company requirements. These requirements are handled in the cube, making the forecasting figures available seamlessly in TARGIT.
Users were up in running in no time. With TARGIT, there's no need to be in IT to gain access to the information needed to make informed business decisions. Giant employees from every department take advantage of true self-service analytics every day. The Management Team benefits from using the analysis capabilities within TARGIT to create reports showing statistics based on all levels.