London, United Kingdom, January 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- For a company such as NEC Display Solutions, the global planning process (including supply chain) represents the core critical success factor for the entire business operation. To meet the needs of their dynamic and competitive market, NEC needed a flexible planning and reporting solution to map and consolidate their planning modules across a global environment.
NEC had previously been using Excel which had numerous disadvantages in the areas of data consistency, security, collaboration and merging of planning data. They needed one tool which would provide one version of the truth based on actual data, as well as integrating and standardising very different planning processes from across the globe and optimising the product distribution and inventory stocks in operational procurement planning.
NEC Display Solutions selected BOARD after carefully vetting over 20 other solution vendors.
BOARD is now the central global planning, forecasting and analysis environment, providing transparency across the business and crucially balancing sales demand with inventory management.
From planning quantity and pricing, to costs and profit margins, to procurement, the whole supply chain planning process has been simplified with the help of BOARD. NEC Display Solutions can now better adhere to their two-week planning cycle, they have gained a better level of data consistency and the simple creation of reports mean that both processes and stock-keeping have been optimised.
NEC Display Solutions will be presenting this case study on behalf of BOARD at the Gartner BI Summit in London, 31 January to 1 February 2011.
Thanks to a combination of NEC Corporation’s technological expertise and NEC Display Solution’s own research and development, they have become one of the global market leaders in display products and solutions. The European headquarters of NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Munich, Germany, covers the EMEA business region and their display product portfolio is one of the widest on the market. The NEC Group of companies employs over 150,000 worldwide.
BOARD is a global leader in the Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management space. BOARD has enabled over 2000 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy BI and CPM applications in a single integrated environment completely programming-free and in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions. BOARD provides one accurate, complete view of an organisation’s information, fully integrated with its processes, uniquely linking performance from strategic vision to all levels down to operational detail.