The EPRS software has been created to fill a gap that exists in all of the performance scorecard software solutions, the ability to produce a clear description of business performance through the use of a few Lean Six Sigma tools. We call it the 30,000-foot-level performance reporting method.
The weakness in standard scorecard and dashboard solutions is in the performance metric displays, where the software will only allow the most simple and common charting (bar charts, pie charts, and time series charts as you would see in Excel). ERP systems are optimized for the input and output of data, not for statistical analysis or statistical charting.
The EPRS software leverages the power of Minitab® software to provide the analytical and graphical power needed in an effective scorecard. Using a series of specially coded Minitab® macros, the EPRS software will acquire data from your ERP system, corporate database, or excel files and generate 30,000-foot-level performance reports that are available for viewing with any web browser. The generation of each performance metric scorecard is automated in order to reduce the labor required to maintain up-to-date scorecards available on your network.
Performance reporting software, like the EPRS, is just a tool that provides reports to the workforce. The selection of the performance metrics to be reported has a larger impact on the organization’s success than the reporting software. The EPRS software has been created to be flexible in its ability to group and report subsets of performance metrics. Following the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system methods, created by Forrest Breyfogle, will lead an organization through a good process to identify the best performance metrics. The EPRS system allows the adoption of a value chain diagram (graphical interface) for grouping metrics based on their significance within the organization. This allows the creation of specialized scorecards based on the organizational demographics, such as manager, product line, location, or division/department within the organization.