A global supply chain makes for complex financial management. Manufacturers today need the ability to analyze data from disparate sources and run simulations to model how variable costs (fuel, labor) could impact the bottom line.
MicroStrategy provides an integrated architecture that allows manufacturers to analyze accounting and financial information across multiple sources. Information can be viewed in single page statements combining disparate data, giving users the ability to drill down and access minute financial records or data. Customized, easy-to-read reports show revenue and expense transactions in real time. Users can analyze financial statements such as cost of goods manufactured by combining materials used, factory labor, manufacturing overhead, and work in progress information. Furthermore, advanced analytics can be used to compute financial statement ratios to determine hypothetical outcomes given different scenarios. For example, are current assets sufficient to make payments on future, theoretical liabilities? This functionality allows manufacturers to better manage assets, liabilities, capital, revenue, and expenses.