Michael Koploy

Analyst at Software Advice

Michael writes on various ERP topics, with particular interests in supply chain management and retail technologies. In his free time he enjoys the food and live music scenes in Austin, Texas. Michael is a recent graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Psychology.

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Recent Articles by Michael Koploy

Computerized Maintenance Management System UserView | 2013

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Over the past two months, we’ve surveyed maintenance professionals to identify how the industry uses software to get organized, improve efficiencies and tackle other industry challenges. Our report finds that professionals who use best-of-breed CMMS software report their systems best fit their needs.

5 Strategies to Boost Your Warehouse Workforce’s Efficiency

Warehouse Workers

In a survey conducted by Intermec at the end of last year, it was reported that mid-sized warehouses lose approximately 3,000 hours a year due to workforce inefficiencies. In this article, I cover five strategies to help eliminate common issues that lead to reduced efficiency within the warehouse workforce.

Q&A with Rob Collie: Is Microsoft Excel the Next Great Business Intelligence Tool?

Excel data

Is Microsoft positioning Excel to be a more significant player in the BI applications space? Or, are these new BI features just a natural evolution of the product? To discuss this, I caught up with Rob Collie, CTO of Pivotstream, a provider of cloud-based PowerPivot and Excel services.

Big BI Lessons from Cheezburger’s Notorious B.I.T.

I Can Has BI

Read how online humor network Cheezburger, the company which operates a number of popular websites, such as I Can Has Cheezburger, ROFLazzi, Memebase, LOLcats, and FAIL Blog, improved the output of its business intelligence team–internally coined as the “Notorious B.I.T.”

4 Steps to Creating Effective BI Teams

Creating Effective BI Teams

Teams of BI users today often lack the structure, guidance and leadership to effectively mine data. In this article, I’ll share four steps to establish guidelines, organize teams, delegate data management and allow the success of the BI team to permeate and drive innovation throughout the business.