Izenda, a provider of purpose-built embedded business intelligence (BI) and analytics, today announced an integration partnership with InBound Technologies, LLC., which develops labor-management software for the distribution industry. Embedding Izenda in InBound Technologies’ DockLink® application, gives warehouse and distribution centers the data analytics needed to manage receiving dock operations more effectively.
With Izenda’s real-time, self-service analytics embedded, warehouse personnel in industries that include grocery, food service, retail, wholesale and pharmaceutical operations can calculate how long unloading a truck should take and how much to pay workers. Information on loads that are rejected due to spoilage or for other reasons are taken through a dispute process and adjustments to charges are made immediately. Before InBound integrated Izenda’s solution, end users had to pull together a patchwork of data collected in software applications from unloading services, trucking companies and their own business application.
“Izenda’s embedded analytics enables business users to create their own reports and dashboards without having to dedicate or divert software development time on the data analysis and reporting,” said Lee Nagel, vice president of marketing, Izenda.
Access to a robust self-service BI platform enables InBound customers, which are some of the largest food distribution companies, to get the information they need to manage the relationship with outside unloading services, including better negotiation in request for proposals (RFPs).
Using analytics assists Target and InBound’s other customers to realize a 30 percent increase in efficiency (on average) and up to 40 percent savings in labor costs. Retailers and food distributors that brought unloading operations in-house and use DockLink experience a minimum of 20% increase in net revenues from unloading operations. Individual workers who are compensated for being efficient can experience productivity increases of 28 percent.
“Our customers want mobile-friendly software they can use in the field on a tablet. They want to create reports and dashboards in real-time as part of their daily workflow so they can analyze and explore the data to manage their loading docks more efficiently,” said Ryan Howard, vice president of business development, InBound Technologies.