Manufacturing Intelligence & Data Analytics

Traditional methods for compiling management reports rely on preconfigured templates and static, one-dimensional data that is outdated by the time a report generates. Baker Tilly takes a completely different approach for manufacturers. We customize your data into visual analytics with interactive drill-down capabilities to give you deeper insight into individual products, customers, geographies and other factors. We put the right data at your fingertips to enable your team to make educated business decisions.

    Better data, better decisions, better results

    Our visual analytics professionals help management teams prioritize your company’s potential profit centers to create opportunities for improved performance.

    Benefits for management

    Drilling down on data unique to your company allows you to measure your performance and variances in: sales, customer analytics, accounts receivable, manufacturing variance and geospatial analytics.

    We work side-by-side with manufacturers to streamline operations through visual analytics with the following key benefits:

    • Automates financial report generation with real-time data
      Reports can be refreshed and accessed at any desired timeframe
      Flexibility to sort by specific time intervals, product groups and divisions
    • Encourages interactivity across finance, accounting and operational teams through one common reporting platform
    • Gives leadership access to critical performance data from anywhere, on any device at any time.
    • Enhances your ability to perform “what if” analyses through robust capabilities
    • Enables you to tailor procedures based on relevant risks and root information
    • Serves as a functional tool to solve operational challenges
    • Helps identify outliers by boiling down millions of transactions into a “one look” scatter plot
    • Presents granular insight into the business — including where the company makes its money (months, regions, products)
    • Prioritizes potential profit centers or your desired future asset base
    • Overlaps market price with unit prices to demonstrate premium over/under market
    • Visually represents information as it flows through the company
    • Measures year-over-year performance and KPIs
    • Achieves effective sales and operational planning (fulfillment, forecasting, sourcing)

    How it works

    Our business intelligence and data analytics services examine the interplay of:

    • Modern analytics tools
    • Metrics and cost accounting
    • Map and model value drivers

    Baker Tilly’s flexible approach to an outsourced analytics program helps you achieve bottom-line results. We build, customize, manage and maintain your reports until the time is right for you to seamlessly transition them in-house to your own team.

    Sample Tableau Dashboard

    Sample dashboard - sales division trends

    Enhanced management reporting

    Your management team shouldn’t have to rely on pre-configured templates and static, one-dimensional and outdated reports for important decision-making. Our visual analytics tools give you access to real-time reports with critical data that automatically populates through the click of a button. Through easy-to-read dashboards, your leaders are equipped with an understanding of what is important at any given moment so they can focus on and make timely decisions.

    Business intelligence for the future of manufacturing

    Identify the true profitability of products or segments, gain a clear vision of the impact of material price changes, optimize production schedules with by-the-hour throughput monitoring, and more. Together, we help your organization combine performance metrics in a custom dashboard that reveals opportunities.

    Benefits of data analytics approach

    Your organization relies on information to successfully manage the business, better understand customers, market your brands, monitor the competition and satisfy regulatory requirements. Baker Tilly’s visual analytics services combine data from your disparate existing data sources — such as operations, accounting, ERP and third-party systems (payroll, freight, etc.) — into one common reporting platform.

    This gives you access to large data sets at consolidated levels with the ability to drill down into transaction-level insights as needed.

    As you gain a better understanding of how information flows through the company, you will be better able to gain valuable insights that help you achieve high performance results quickly and cost effectively for better manufacturing intelligence.