Roswell, GA – June 2008. Bitam, a Software 500 Company and global provider of Enterprise
Performance Management (EPM) solutions, including Business Intelligence (BI), Financial
Planning, and Strategic Planning, announces that Steelscape, the top supplier of pre-painted
coated steel to the construction markets in the United States, is recognizing their return on
investment (ROI) immediately with the Business Intelligence solution of Bitam, Artus.
Steelscape wanted to implement a Business Intelligence (BI) solution to keep corporate officers
informed on where they stand with customers, sales, revenues, and other KPIs. If their
executives are better informed, they can make better business decisions. They also recognized a
BI solution would assist them in staying competitive with other companies in their space. After
weighing the benefits of a variety of software solutions, Steelscape selected Bitam’s Artus
software for their Business Intelligence needs.
The IT staff was drawn to Bitam’s Business Intelligence solution for the following reasons:
- Ease of use – All departments within Steelscape required the ability to view the status of
- Advanced reporting features – Drill down into reports for more detailed information and easy-to-read charts and graphs.
- Executive Dashboards – Provides a single view of the company allowing executives to
quickly visualize what is going on in all operations.
- Automatic scheduling and sending of information – Reduces operating costs, facilitates
collaboration, and allows for quicker decision making.
Steelscape deployed Bitam’s Business Intelligence solution, Artus, across various departments of
the organization, including manufacturing, sales, inventory, operations, and finance. Currently,
Steelscape has approximately 60 employees using dashboards to access reports, 10+ users
designing reports, and two power users.
Managers review scorecards daily and generate analytical reports from the BI system to track
sales, inventory, and manufacturing data. For example, the finance team tracks performance of
the company's manufacturing plants, including statistics on whether the plants' installed capacity
is being used to its full potential. In the past, Steelscape managers would have to manually look
at several reports before they could find and understand the problem or problems causing a
negative trend, such as a downturn in sales. Now, they can proactively review and take
necessary actions to address problems before they can negatively impact operational efficiencies
and/or sales performance.
Managers can also create and share business reports that assist them with identifying, tracking
and monitoring the performance metrics. Visual indicators, such as color coded KPIs, allow
managers to quickly identify a problem which results in them spending their time more efficiently.
Artus, with its simple browser interface, provides users the ability to monitor, analyze and
collaborate on corporate data while providing tight security to control data access. Users can
also create centralized reports and distribute them automatically to various departments, allowing
individuals to focus on the “why’s” more than the “how’s” of the business.
With Artus, Steelscape users can quickly identify the following items:
- Best selling products
- Inventory levels – do we have enough products and are they in the right location to meet
customer service levels
- How can we reduce waste material?
- Are we manufacturing the right products in the right facility?
- Which sales region performs better than others and why?
- And much, much more
Bitam’s Artus user-friendly interface allows business users and executives to quickly and easily
visualize progress charts, analyze data, generate reports, distribute information to co-workers,
and make better decisions quicker.
Comprehensive sales data can easily be presented to executives without having to rely on
various sources. Steelscape now has a single source of information across the whole company.
The BI solution from Bitam has proved so successful to Steelscape that the company is
continually expanding the deployment into other areas of the organization.
Bitam is a global provider of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software solutions for Business Intelligence (BI),
Financial Planning, and Strategic Planning. EPM software powers the metrics that enable performance reporting,
governance, and accountability that help businesses analyze, plan, and manage their business operations to meet
business-critical goals. Bitam solutions are known for their rapid deployment, a high rate of adoption by users, low
implementation risk, lower costs, ease of use, minimal training requirements, and wide acceptance by the international
operations of companies of all sizes. Bitam, founded in 2000, is headquartered in Roswell, Ga., and has presence in
more than 18 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe. Bitam has served more than 1000 customers
including Pfizer, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Johnson Controls, Pemex, GNC, Black & Decker, Janssen and government
clients, through direct sales or our extensive partner network. For more information, visit www.bitam.com.
Steelscape, Inc. makes metallic-coated and painted steel sheet at its facilities in Kalama, WA, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
and Fairfield, AL. To learn more about Steelscape and their products and/or services, please call 1-888-285-7717 or visit
their website at www.steelscape.com.
For more information, contact:
Diana Arroyo, Public Relations
+52 (81) 8368-2596