bookmark_borderMake Your Business Run Smarter With Business Intelligence Software

How the right reporting tools can help your business work harder and smarter

As your business operates, it creates data. Business intelligence is a term used to describe the processes and methods of collecting, storing, analyzing, and presenting this data so that it can be used to drive decision making. This data and how it is presented provides a number of different views of your business.

Business intelligence (BI) software organizes and presents your raw data in an easy to understand format so that you have a better understanding of how your business really works, its strengths and weaknesses, and areas of opportunity. BI software and decision support systems are critical tools to help guide your business and make sure it is both competitive and profitable.

Here are some specific benefits of using business intelligence tools:

Learn more about how your business works

With data analytics, you can gain insights on expenses, operational processes, staffing, customer service, and profitability. BI software allows you to create reports out of virtually any set of data that are easy to understand and explain.

Easily see and interpret data

The best business intelligence software allows you to visualize important information through charts, graphs, videos, animations, and infographics. This is leaps and bounds over what can be done with a simple spreadsheet. Through visuals you can see the gentle rise and fall of a line graph, pinpoint where key metrics intersect through a Venn diagram or view historical trends with an animated bar chart. The human brain processes cognitive information, meaning it has an easier time interpreting information that is presented visually rather than as lists of unconnected numbers.

Find patterns to identify trends and draw insights

This is called data mining, and it is a powerful analytical tool that business intelligence software puts right at your fingertips. This BI tool can analyze, process, and render large amounts of information from data warehouses, in-house databases, and other sources. This puts data together in ways you never thought possible, giving you insight that would otherwise be missed.

Manage the performance of business units

Business intelligence applications use dashboards and real-time data so users can easily organize the information they need and get updates that can be scaled to the hour or even the minute. This saves enormous amounts of time and gives you the chance to quickly respond to issues or plan to alter negative trends.

Streamline your operations

All business owners are looking to eliminate wasteful processes or products that just aren’t performing as they should. Business Intelligence systems can identify pain points and expose their root causes, show inefficiencies in manufacturing or reporting processes, and use predictive analysis features to offer suggestions on how to fix these problem areas.

SSI will show you how BI software will give you a competitive edge

Analytical tools like these aren’t reserved solely for large companies with enormous amounts of capital. SSI can customize a business intelligence software package that only focuses on answering the questions that matter to you and your business.

bookmark_borderHow Infor’s CloudSuite System Can Help Your Business

Cloud-based platforms with familiar tools and common navigation can transform the way you do business

As your business grows and your reporting and information needs to expand, you will find you need a robust, scalable, and industry specific enterprise software solution. Infor’s CloudSuite software is an advanced, customizable, cloud-based solution that will give your company the tools it needs to be competitive in a global, information-based environment. CloudSuite is designed to be the last software upgrade your company will ever need.

The basic and add-on tools offered by Infor’s Cloudsuite are the core nuts and bolts of your enterprise management system. Here is a rundown of what it has to offer:

Infor CloudSuite Business – This is an integrated ERP solution that allows you to run your entire business from one platform. You’ll gain deep visibility into your business, from financials and human resources to supply chain, sales, project and customer relationship management.

Infor CloudSuite Service – This solution meets the specific needs of companies that manufacture, install, or service complex and expensive products. With CloudSuite Service, you can increase the effectiveness and profitability of extended warranties and streamline the entire service life cycle.

Infor CloudSuite Request for Quote – Shop for purchase requests among all approved vendors through predefined parameters. This solution manages the complete purchasing workflow, allows managers to optimize budgeted resources, and makes it more efficient and effective.

Infor CloudSuite Automation – Handle routine tasks so you can continuously improve processes in response to always changing business conditions.

Infor CloudSuite Doc-Trak – This is a document tracking system that streamlines your office and manufacturing operations and can manage nearly any document type. Save time and eliminate the annoyance of managing paperwork with this simple and powerful tool.

Infor Campus – Infor cloud solutions are intuitive to use and make processes easier, not harder. But in order to get the most out of your business intelligence software, you must have staff that can use it confidently.

Infor Credit Card Interface – This is an integrated, efficient system that allows you to process transactions conveniently for the customer and cost-effectively for the organization.

Infor Tax Interface – Tax Interface performs all aspects of the tax compliance process, includingbilling, collections, remittance, and audit trail maintenance.

Infor ION – Infor’s Intelligent Open Network provides a powerful and scalable framework that helps you eliminate operational silos, dramatically improve exception management, and achieve end-to-end efficiency.

Infor Ming.le – Infor Ming.le is a comprehensive platform for social collaboration, business process improvement, and contextual analytics. It allows you to communicate alerts, share enterprise information, and publish discussions in an informal and unstructured fashion across the enterprise and throughout the supply chain.

Industry-specific and task oriented tools designed to meet your business needs


  • CloudSuite Automotive
  • CloudSuite Aerospace and Defense
  • CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise
  • CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine)


  • CloudSuite Distribution
  • CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise
  • CloudSuite Equipment
  • CloudSuite WMS

Consumer Products

  • CloudSuite Food & Beverage
  • CloudSuite Fashion
  • CloudSuite PLM


  • CloudSuite Financials
  • CloudSuite Expense Management

Human Resources

  • CloudSuite Workforce Management
  • CloudSuite HCM

Service Industries

  • CloudSuite Corporate
  • CloudSuite Healthcare
  • CloudSuite Public Sector

Asset Management

  • CloudSuite Enterprise Asset Management
  • CloudSuite Facilities Management Sales

Sales and Service

  • CloudSuite Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • CloudSuite Configure Price Quote
  • CloudSuite Field Service

bookmark_borderWhat Could Cloud Computing Do For Your Business?

Lower costs, better processes. Cloud computing is the game-changer your business needs

The traditional way of providing computing power to your employees is to run important applications from software on a physical server located in the same building. As technology improved, those server rooms got smaller and smaller while the limitations of this way still remained. Cloud computing aims to overcome these limitations by providing a computing platform that is flexible, cost-effective, and safe. Through the cloud you can access software your business may not have been able to previously afford. The cloud offers expandable data storage options that can be used to save space and protect against disastrous data loss. Best yet, the cloud can reduce your costs and make your business more flexible.

Here are the reasons why businesses like yours choose cloud computing:

Better collaboration

Since your documents are stored in the cloud, it is easier to access, edit, and share documents with recipients, at anytime and from anywhere. Cloud-based file sharing applications and hosted workflows allow for real-time updates and full visibility of collaborations. Compare this to the old method of editing a document and emailing it to a recipient who makes edits of their own to a different version. This creates a mess of versions and formats and content that hurts more than it helps.

Easier disaster recovery

The ability to restore your system from a certain point in time is a critical ability. Small businesses with limited resources have difficulty implementing an on-premise data backup plan which is why the cloud is seen as a lower cost alternative. Through the cloud you can schedule regular backups which allow you to restore systems in the case of a natural disaster, files being accidentally deleted, or in the aftermath of a ransomware attack.

Work from anywhere

Cloud computing allows you to offer flexibility to your workforce. Through the cloud, they can access files anywhere they have an internet connection. Now your employees are no longer tied to the office, and your business can give its employees a better work/life balance without risking any loss of productivity.

Cut out the cost of hardware

Since data and applications are being hosted off-site, your business no longer needs to buy and maintain expensive servers or house them in an on-site data center. Cloud computing is simply pay as you go and features a subscription-based model. This turns your computing equipment from a capital expenditure to a monthly expense.

SSI is your key to cloud computing

The benefits of cloud computing will revolutionize the way you do business, and it will do so in a way that improves old ways without drastic changes. Word processing and spreadsheets will still do what you need them to; your business will just have evolved to exist in a different age. Call SSI, talk about your business and your pain points with our network specialists, and we can discuss with you how the cloud will benefit your employees and your business.