- Lots of adapters to a variety of information resources.
- Examples of these are adapters to databases such as MySQL, accounting systems, inventory systems, sales systems, Customer Resource Management (CRM) systems, Enterprising Resource Management Planning systems (ERP), spreadsheets, web services, old IBM mainframes, CSV files, text files, XML files, and basically anything else that you can think of. The more adapters you have, the better. Many times, all of this data ends up in a large data warehouse. Today, these data warehouses are usually housed in the cloud. MTInsight’s large data warehouse is in the cloud.
- Graphics visual tools to a wide variety of output devices is key to any BI software program. This is the logical last step after a BI developer has connected to a large number of data sources and has done lots of calculations. This what the business person who wants to see the data in reports, charts, graphs or other types formats wants to receive. Business people want to receive this information whether or not they are at their desk or on the road or at home and they want to view it on any device that they have in front of them. Supporting lots of output devices as well as output formats are important.
What is manufacturing business intelligence? This phrase for MTInsight is really a double entendre. First, it is manufacturing business intelligence or creating business intelligence. Second, it is manufacturing business intelligence or business intelligence about manufacturing. How I like to think about MTInsight is that it is your virtual business intelligence department for manufacturing. If you have a browser, you have a virtual business intelligence department for manufacturing.
We discussed the three parts of BI. There are also three parts of MTInsight. Those three parts are: