Operations and Production Management

Vijayan, Arun and Harnett, Denise (2016) Operations and Production Management. Applied Management Conference, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand, 27 May 2016.

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Business intelligence is an umbrella term that refers to a variety of software applications used to analyse an organization’s raw data to generate various types of visualizations that guide in decision making. Community Living Trust is a non-profit organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities within the Waikato region. In order to achieve better integration, flexibility and analysation of data across different sectors CLT was testing the compatibility of different software. The purpose of this research was to examine the feasibility of Microsoft Power BI software to improve Health and Safety presentations in the organization. Power Business Intelligence (Power BI) is a business analytic software that has the ability to extract raw data from any cloud-based data source and converting them to visual templates such as dashboards and interactive reports. This helps to analyse the strength and performance of the organisation. Primary and secondary research methods were used for the project. In which semi-structured interview was the primary research method and collecting and analysing previous health and safety reports and related journal articles were part of secondary research. Group manager of Business support and Health and Safety advisor were the participants of the interview. Preliminary findings show that Microsoft Power BI software is compatible with the current CLT platform and would meet the needs of the Health and Safety sector in Community Living Trust. The created dashboards show that the visualisation templates of Power BI meets the client requirements and criteria. Feedbacks received from the clients are positive with only minor modifications required. Further modifications are being carried out in order to obtain better results.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Management, business intelligence, software
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:5892
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