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How to Build a Procurement Dashboard

Sourcing raw materials and handling incoming stock are some of the most fundamental challenges that logistics teams face. The right procurement dashboard can make all the difference here. See, a huge part of the problem is visibility. Procurement processes draw on a number of different types of data - across inventories, supply chains, finances, and more. Without unified, coherent reporting, it’s almost impossible to make sense of all of this.

Ronan McQuillan

Nov 2, 2023

How to Build Inventory Automations with Budibase

Inventory automation is potentially the most transformative tool that logistics teams have at their disposal. See, managing inventories can be incredibly tricky - owing largely to the complexity of the data and processes involved. Not only does this make it difficult to understand the current state of our inventory - it can also create mountains of administrative work and introduce unnecessary scope for error. Inventory automation seeks to address all three of these problems simultaneously.

Ronan McQuillan

Nov 2, 2023

How to Build Project Cost Management Software

In the fast-paced world of project management, having real-time insights into your financial situation is not just a luxury, it’s a necessity. Therefore, effective project cost management software is too. Every penny counts, and understanding where it’s been spent can be the difference between a project’s success and failure. But beyond just tracking project costs, what if you could effortlessly add new cost data? How do you seamlessly integrate this financial tracking into a database you may already use?

Ronan McQuillan

Nov 2, 2023

How to Build a Warehouse Dashboard

If you carry physical products - your warehousing solutions are right at the center of your business. Warehouse dashboards provide much-needed visibility into your performance across a huge range of KPIs. Situations can change quickly - so it’s critical that decision-makers have fast, reliable access to important insights. Dashboards are the perfect solution for furnishing teams with repeatable reporting - while also eliminating the need for manual analytical work. Today, we’re going to see how Budibase can be used to build custom dashboards around existing data sources - saving your team hours of development work at the same time.

Ronan McQuillan

Oct 30, 2023

How to Build a Vendor Request Form

Vendor request forms are a key part of managing inventories, supply chains, and procurement processes - specifically when it comes to registering new suppliers. However, this can also create a huge amount of administrative work for logistics and finance teams alike. In particular, handling vendor requests manually or with pen and paper can lead to excessive data entry, validation, and other admin tasks. Today, we’re checking out how you can use Budibase to digitalize your vendor request forms with minimal custom coding skills.

Ronan McQuillan

Oct 27, 2023

How to Build an Inventory Dashboard in 7 Steps

An effective inventory dashboard is critical for any business that deals with physical products. This applies within manufacturing, ecommerce, traditional retail, logistics, or any other industry. See, in any inventory management context, it’s vital that decision-makers can quickly and easily access key insights about stock levels, locations, values, supply chain data, and other key performance indicators. That way, they can make informed decisions in real-time - without the need for manual reporting.

Ronan McQuillan

Oct 27, 2023

How to Build a Fleet Management Dashboard

An effective fleet management dashboard is one of the most fundamental tools in any logistics team’s arsenal. The idea is to give us a clear, up-to-date snapshot of our vehicles across our entire distribution network. Today, we’re exploring how we can use Budibase to build professional dashboards that leverage existing data. As we’ll see, Budibase is the ideal tool for extracting insights from all kinds of data sources and turning them into clear, actionable insights - so we can make better-informed decisions.

Ronan McQuillan

Oct 13, 2023

How to Build a Logistics Dashboard

We all know that time is money, but this is especially true in the world of logistics. So, we need easy access to clear insights about what’s going on within our supply chains. Today, we’re exploring how to build custom logistics dashboards in Budibase. Like with any dashboard tool, the challenge here isn’t so much a lack of data. It’s making sense of the data we do have. This is critical in situations where we have information about different aspects of our logistics processes coming from different locations - or where the insights we need require more complex querying from our raw data.

Ronan McQuillan

Oct 13, 2023

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