RFID

Business Intelligence Makes for Smart Businesses

Business Intelligence, or BI, is a concept that usually involves the delivery and integration of business information in an organization that can be useful for making decisions. Every organization has multiple departments, and each database may only contain information that is relevant to its own department.  Business Intelligence involves the use of customer information, sales data, statistics, product movement, profitability, etc. Companies use BI to detect significant events and identify and monitor business trends in order to adapt quickly to their changing environment and a scenario. If you use effective business intelligence training in your organization, you can improve the decision making processes at all levels of management and improve your tactical strategic management processes.

Regardless of whether you run an established and successful business, or a new startup, your organization needs the ability to make informed decisions through proper data analysis.

1. Boost productivity. Through traditional data gathering methods, users need to compile and analyze data and write related reports. This can be incredibly time consuming, especially for small businesses that may not have the employees to do it. With a BI program, you can pull data and create the reports at the click of a button thus freeing up time and resources allowing employees to be more productive on their own tasks.

2. To gain sales & market intelligence. A CRM is a useful tool for sales and marketing people. A CRM solution collects data about clients and presents it in a way for you to solution collects the data about your customers and tries to make sense of it. You get insights on new prospects, existing customers, and post sales services. 

3. Results closer to established goals. How many times have you established a set of seemingly reasonable goals for a project or other venture, only to end up with an outcome that is drastically different? With BI you can keep track of information, and have it accessible by parties that need it, when they need it. BI goes a long way in helping achieving what you aim for.

4. Return on Investment BI will help a company decrease operating costs and lower overhead costs. For example, if a company is looking to save on storage costs, they are able to see a visual chart of how much they have saved this year compared to previous years. Companies are able to better dictate if they are on track with their new goals and projections. 

5. Gain insights into consumer behavior. One of the main advantages of investing in BI and skilled personnel is the fact that it will boost your ability to analyze the current consumer buying trends. Once you understand what your consumers are buying, you can use this information to develop products that match the current consumption trends and consequently improve your profitability.

6. To improve visibility.  If you want to improve your control over various important processes in your organization, Business Intelligence will improve the visibility of important processes in your organization and make it possible to identify areas that could use improvement.  

7. Turn information into actionable information. A BI system is an analytical tool that can give you the insight you need to make successful strategic plans for your organization. This is because such a system would be able to identify key trends and patterns in your organization’s data and consequently make it easier for you to make important connections between different areas of your business that may otherwise seem unrelated.

Data must be configured to display trends and statistics. Data visualization makes data legible and allows the user to be able to decipher the meaning of it. Business Intelligence Dashboard displays reports on what the company is doing and it shows a breakdown of how each department is doing. Businesses are able to get a centralized view of where they are saving money, and where they are spending too much. 

There are so many important parts to a business, and even though some parts appear to be silos, every part ties into one another. It is important to understand these subtle connections and look at your organization's data from a centralized view through data analytics. It's understanding the subtle connections that can make the difference between a company that excels to the top of the market, and one that makes poor decisions due to not using its data to the fullest potential. 

 

FileTrail Establishes Distribution with Ali Bin Ali

FileTrail establishes distribution agreement with Ali Bin Ali Technology Solution, ABATS, for Gulf Corporation Council, GCC, region.

FileTrail President Darrell Mervau at ABATS offices in Qatar.

ABATS will sell and distribute FileTrail products throughout the region.

 

FileTrail Inc. Launches New Division to Serve Growing RFID Market

RFTrail is FileTrail Inc.’s new division focusing on Enterprise RFID systems for managing and tracking physical assets through the company’s Unified Asset Management solution. RFTrail was launched in response to the increasing need for companies to manage multiple classes of assets within a single comprehensive solution.

San Jose, CA – January 15, 2013 – FileTrail Inc., the leading provider of records management and RFID solutions, today announced they have launched a new division that focuses on Enterprise RFID systems for managing and tracking physical assets through their Unified Asset Management solution. RFTrail – http://www.rftrail.com – focuses on Enterprise RFID systems for managing and tracking physical assets through their Unified Asset Management solution. This new division was launched in response to the increasing need for companies to manage multiple classes of assets with a single comprehensive solution. Hundreds of RFTrail clients have experienced the benefits of tracking physical assets using RFTrail's Unified Asset Management approach that yields immediate benefits. This advanced Smart software’s user-friendly interface allows users to view the status, location and history of assets, while its easy-to-use tools let users manage assets throughout their lifecycle.

“RFTrail is bringing the next generation of RFID software to the market place today,” said Darrell Mervau, President of FileTrail and RFTrail. “Our Smart software approach brings a set of tools which are configurable to meet any asset’s requirements - including security, compliance, chain of custody reporting and more. Utilizing our extensive and unmatched experience with RFID technology, coupled with our Smart software approach, we can deploy systems which have a substantially faster ROI,” concluded Mervau.

RFTrail’s solutions scale to meet the needs of any organization - from the Global Fortune 500 customer to the small and medium size enterprise. The Smart software approach allows RFTrail to tailor solutions for specific industries and to meet any company’s unique needs without the need for custom development. RFTrail’s RFID solutions allow organizations to benefit from ensured compliance, increased asset visibility, strengthened security and streamlined auditing processes.

“RFTrail fills an important and unmet need in the market for Unified Asset Management solutions,” continued Mervau. “We have systems deployed on five continents and RFTrail caters to a broad category of vertical markets seeking to gain control of their assets. Our customer-proven Enterprise RFID system has been exceeding the expectations of our customers since 2002.”

View the complete press release here.

Ensure Compliance with RFID

Organizations in all industries are facing the challenge of meeting regulatory compliance. With increasing government regulations and a rise in internal regulations, ensuring the compliance of assets has become both necessary and demanding. Fortunately, the utilization of RFID technology provides organization with an easy and efficient way to ensure compliance. With FileTrail RFID your assets are tracked as they move, allowing you to view an asset's current location and its location history. The knowledge of knowing where an asset has been provides critical data on asset usage. This heightened level of asset visibility also provides organizations with key information for purchasing, initial deployment, movement and disposition.

FileTrail's SmartMobile works to satisfy compliance by completing audits in a fraction of the time traditional audits require. This light-weight portable RFID reader works like a metal detector to conduct audits and locate missing items. Cut audit completion time by 85% and perform audits more frequently. The audit discrepancy reports help with reconciliation and accountability. Ensure your organization is equipped with the highest level of accountability, control and efficiency with FileTrail RFID.

Print Color Coded Labels in SharePoint 2010

FileTrail for SharePoint has made it possible to print color coded folder labels from inside SharePoint. The process is simple and intuitive, and the label designs are flexible to meet your company's specific needs.

The label designer tool provides flexibility in many ways. First, several standard color sets are built in, but colors can be easily adjusted so that you can get a perfect match to your existing labeling. In addition, any label stock can be used. This means that you can continue to use the labels you are already using, and continue buying them from your current vendor.

Finally, the label generation tool allows a number of capabilities that give you the ultimate flexibility. First, label designs that are for the same label stock to be mixed on the same page, so you no longer have to print multiple batches. Also, you can specify which label to start on, allowing you to print to a partially-used page of labels and reduce waste. Finally, you can specify how many copies to print, in cases where you need multiples of the same label.

Sample color coded labels printed directly from SharePoint.