Replay for Manufacturing

In manufacturing, business leaders often look at daily, weekly, or monthly performance numbers, and when they see a “bad day” they ask, “What happened?”

A new concept called Replay Analytics® can answer that question. Replay Analytics creates an animated dimension of time for past, present and future state analytics. Many business intelligence applications are designed to test hypotheses by exposing the relationships between datasets and teasing out insights. Once you’ve answered those questions, however, you need an application to monitor those important metrics in one place and to know if something is off-track without running custom reports or spending lots of time on a deep-dive. Replay Analytics delivers that insight in real-time with minimal fuss, so you spend less time collecting data and more time managing your business.

Replay Analytics

All your data: together and synchronized

In manufacturing, it’s not enough to see production performance or track quality metrics in isolation. To inform high quality, impact-driven decisions, business leaders need to see the whole field at once. Replay Analytics brings together disparate data sources from all parts of the plant (SAP, Informance, Oracle, InfinityQS, etc). Because this information typically resides in many different systems, organizations spend more time assembling, cleaning, and synthesizing datasets than they do analyzing them or discussing the best response and course of action. Replay Analytics synthesizes and synchronizes data for you, saving valuable organizational time and effort.

The power of context

Once you’ve brought those datasets together, you can finally view data with the proper context. Viewing data in context helps identify the links between drivers and key business metrics, allowing users to isolate root causes. In addition to this fundamental capability, Replay Analytics adds the power of collective intelligence. With social collaboration features, users can discuss and share insights, guiding the team to consensus around the best answer quickly and efficiently.

Power of Context

Replay for Manufacturing

The manufacturing environment is a prime opportunity to deploy the power of Replay Analytics. When overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) drops below acceptable levels, there is typically a short list of reasons why—but the data behind those reasons is usually siloed in different applications. Each of those applications solves its individual issue well, but today’s business leader needs a unified source of information. By synthesizing production and quality data from sources like Informance and InfinityQS with ERP systems like SAP and Oracle, Replay Analytics ensures you’re making a data-driven, well-informed decision. Nonetheless, the answers don’t always jump right out at you. Intelligent data mining algorithms spot key trends and anomalies and take you deeper inside the data. Together with the collaborative social features of Replay Analytics, organizational leaders can have peace of mind—knowing they’re making decisions with the best information and the keenest insight.

Technology used

  • Epicor Informance EMI for Manufacturing
  • InfinityQS Enterprise Quality Management System
  • Attunity Data integration
  • Replay Analytics Platform