See Crowe Operational Analytics in action 

Take a look at Crowe Operational Analytics up close to see how it could help your business.  

The keys to improving your metals company are buried in your data. Operational analytics helps you uncover them.

Whether you’re looking to reduce scrap, minimize machine downtime, or invest in the areas of your business that are truly making you money – you’ll need to make decisions based on lots of accurate data. But just getting your hands on that information in a format you can understand can be an overwhelming task.

Crowe Operational Analytics for metals is a robust reporting and analytics solution that gives metals companies access to key data in an easy-to-use format. This software allows you to view, manipulate, and analyze your data so that your business decisions become clear. 

See what’s really going on in your metals business 

Data can be sliced and diced and aggregated so you can see immediate, big-picture results, and drill down to the details that matter to you – whether it’s the status of a specific delivery, or how market price fluctuations are impacting you.   

Manage inventory more efficiently

Easily examine your inventory turns so that you can reduce carrying costs and stay prepared to service customers quickly. You can also compare vendor pricing on each material type to determine you’re consistently getting the most competitive rates. 

Improve profitability

When you know where your metals company is making money and where you’re losing it, you can make powerful decisions that affect your bottom line. With Crowe Operational Analytics, you can analyze profitability by everything from material grade to product group to processing machine.

Crowe Operational Analytics isn’t an overwhelming tool you’ll be left to tailor and figure out how to use.

We’ll set up the system specifically for your needs so you can start realizing value sooner. These are just some of the attributes we can include in your configuration:

Spec attributes 

Coil weight target, copper target, grade, and max weight 

Product attributes  

Commodity, condition, form, shape, grade or alloy, and dimension 

Tag attributes  

Quality, thickness, width, yield, inner dimension, and outer dimension

Spec attributes 

Coil weight target, copper target, grade, and max weight 

Product attributes  

Commodity, condition, form, shape, grade or alloy, and dimension 

Tag attributes  

Quality, thickness, width, yield, inner dimension, and outer dimension

Units of measure  

Conversions such as pounds, tons, inches, square feet, pieces, and kilograms  

Scrap cost  

Custom scrap calculations for manufacturing and service centers

Currencies 

Along with transactions and accounting currencies, additional currencies may be chosen such as USD, CAD, or MXN 

Units of measure  

Conversions such as pounds, tons, inches, square feet, pieces, and kilograms  

Scrap cost  

Custom scrap calculations for manufacturing and service centers

Currencies 

Along with transactions and accounting currencies, additional currencies may be chosen such as USD, CAD, or MXN 

Now you can take advantage of industrial-strength operational analytics. 

Crowe Operational Analytics for metals can aggregate data from multiple sources – and has a suite of ready-made Power BI™ reports and dashboards with over 400 metrics. 

Self-service reporting

Publishing complex reports can become as easy as checking boxes for your users, with access to a base of data models that cover every corner of your business – including those specific to the metals industry. 
Self-service Reporting

Inventory & production modules

Easily view on-hand inventory, inventory transactions, coverage, and adjustments – along with your production orders, routes, formulas, bills of material, pick lists, finished journals, co-products, jobs, route operations, and scrap costing within these modules. 

Inventory and production modules

Costing & charge analysis  

Keep a close eye on costing components like material, internal and external processing, indirect and external overhead, and labor – and on charges like freight, tariffs, and packaging.

Analyze historical trends 

Get historical snapshots for analyzing trends across different products, specifications, payables, receivables, and on-hand inventory. 

Manage inventory more efficiently 

Connect general ledger to actual purchases and show inventory value; lower purchasing costs for improved margins. 

Bring data and systems together  

Pull in your legacy data and show it together with your new data, and sync with areas like HR and time keeping. 

Analyze historical trends 

Get historical snapshots for analyzing trends across different products, specifications, payables, receivables, and on-hand inventory. 

Manage inventory more efficiently 

Connect general ledger to actual purchases and show inventory value; lower purchasing costs for improved margins. 

Bring data and systems together  

Pull in your legacy data and show it together with your new data, and sync with areas like HR and time keeping. 

Tag-level reporting and customized modules 

Inventory, sales, purchasing, receivables, finance, or production – drill down to detailed data and use industry-specific modules to report on every angle. 

Leading-edge technology 

Crowe Operational Analytics is built upon Microsoft Azure™ – among the best in cloud computing – and uses the strength of Microsoft Power BI™ to bring you visualized reporting. 

Tag-level reporting and customized modules 

Inventory, sales, purchasing, receivables, finance, or production – drill down to detailed data and use industry-specific modules to report on every angle. 

Leading-edge technology 

Crowe Operational Analytics is built upon Microsoft Azure™ – among the best in cloud computing – and uses the strength of Microsoft Power BI™ to bring you visualized reporting. 

Want to see it first? 

Contact us today for a 30-minute demo to see the features of Crowe Operational Analytics for yourself.  

We’re here to do more than make your analytics process easier.

Our team helps metals companies from all over the supply chain to do better business, including metals service centers, producers, toll processors, recyclers, extruders, and many more. 

Regardless of your company’s nature or size, we hope to put our passion for world-class technology and on-the-floor metals experience to use for you. 

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