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VISUAL Enterprise adds Business Intelligence for Strategic Performance Management




19 December 2003, Hampton, NH (USA) — Lilly Software’s VISUAL Enterprise end-to-end business solution for mid-sized manufacturers and distributors is now even more robust with the addition of VISUAL Business Intelligence™ (VBI) to help customers improve business performance.

“VBI is a powerful tool,” says Richard T. Lilly, President and CEO, Lilly Software Associates. “It helps managers understand what is truly happening with their operations and highlights those factors that contribute to the bottom line. With access to immediate, detailed information, companies can better understand their businesses and operate leaner and smarter. Any successful business management strategy must use proper measurements to accurately reflect performance. VBI is another way that Lilly Software is helping its customers get results and increase their sales revenue and profit.”

Powered by business intelligence technology known as Graphical Performance Series® (GPS) from Vanguard Solutions Group, VBI offers pre-packaged views designed to deliver analysis for key performance metrics for its customers, as well as in-depth, customizable management views and reports. VBI’s powerful analysis tools provide clear answers as to what is happening with revenue or operating costs and, more importantly, highlight the factors that reveal why situations occur. This allows managers to make more strategic and profitable business decisions. 

By deploying VBI across the enterprise, companies can take advantage of complete OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing), graphing, and reporting functionality. This allows companies to manipulate and view shared multidimensional information. Users can pool information in VBI from across VISUAL Enterprise and other in-house applications. VBI also collects metrics about multi-site operations and worldwide sales statistics and combines this data into a single view. With improved access to critical information, and by avoiding the time and cost associated with creating and distributing reports, companies can save money and focus on continuous improvement.

LSA has partnered with Vanguard Solutions Group to bring this solution to its customers.
“We are very excited to be working with Lilly Software Associates,” said Tony Balio, President of Vanguard Solutions Group. “Lilly’s strong customer base and outstanding reputation make them an excellent partner. We believe that our combined offerings will deliver real business value for Lilly customers.”

Lilly Software is bundling a base package of VBI with VISUAL Enterprise. VBI is available now.

About Lilly Software Associates

Lilly Software Associates, Inc. provides a complete line of enterprise and supply chain solutions for manufacturers and distributors. The VISUAL Enterprise™ suite of products helps companies capture and analyze real-time data about all their business processes using ERP, Project Management, Business Performance Management, Quality Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Warehouse Management System capabilities. From award-winning software to strategies in Lean Manufacturing and TOC, Lilly Software offers companies the tools they need for higher productivity and profitability.

Most VISUAL® applications run on Windows® 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, UNIX®, LINUX, Novell®, using SQLBase®, Microsoft SQL Server®, or ORACLE® relational databases.

Lilly Software has received many industry awards for its products, service, and financial growth since its inception. Most recently, the company has been voted one of the Top 10 Best of Breed solutions for manufacturing by readers of Consumer Goods Technology, listed in Software Magazine's Top 500, selected as a Top 100 Logistics Information Technology Provider in Inbound Logistics, listed in the Top 100 Application Vendors in Supply Chain e-Business, included in MSI's Top 100 for its eighth year, and ranked as one of Start magazine's Hottest Companies.

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