Bitscape Customer Story: Essentra PLC digitally transforms multiple operations and gains critical insights

Industry: Manufacturing | Pharmaceuticals | Oil and Gas  |Media Entertainment | Retail Government

Products/Solutions: SharePoint Online | Microsoft Power BI | MS Flow |  Graph API | SQL SSRS | Power Platform

Solution Summary:

Essentra PLC digitally transforms multiple operations and gains critical insights thanks to Power BI, Flow, graph API and Microsoft software as service cloud.

Essentra is a leading global provider of essential components and solutions with four global divisions: Components, Packaging, Filters and Specialist Components. Every day Essentra produce and distribute millions of small but essential components and their international network extends to 33 countries and includes 45 principal manufacturing facilities, 30 sales and distribution operations and 4 research & development centers.

With more than 5000+ Office 365 users on Microsoft Cloud platform it partnered with Bitscape to work and leverage the platform to help them implement strategic transformation for various operations and insights needed by their strategic business units.

With the help of power platform and Microsoft O365 platform, Bitscape created multiple transformational solutions for them which included Capex Approval system, commercial system, Power BI Dashboard for Mattec System (3rd Party Manufacturing Execution system), compliance, risk mitigation and specific to business processes systems.

Challenge

  • Data maintained and used in MS excel and it was not manageable.
  • No tracking of approvals.
  • Do not get the live status of the Request i.e. Capex, Invoice Status, Payment Status, production reports.
  • Lack of tracking for the approvers comments as well as status.
  • No insights to Management for overall status of production of materials
  • Lack of tracking for the Action owners and their comments as well as status.

Solution Strategy:

  • Live tracking of Capex status as well as their approvers status and comments.
  • Dashboards for Admin/Approver/Requestor.
  • Power BI reports for admin.
  • PDF conversion of Approved capex
  • Live tracking of Commercial request (CAPEX to Invoice realised) status as well as their approvers status and comments.
  • Role based Dashboards i.e. Admin/ Approver/Requestor.
  • PDF conversion of Approved request (Capex / PO / Invoice)

Results:

The transformation helped Essentra to manage key actions from meetings, projects, incidents, audits and monitor quality control. It provided real time visibility and status for every action within the organization or the strategic business unit along with critical insights reports for production.

 

Industry: Manufacturing | Pharmaceuticals | Oil and Gas |Media Entertainment | Retail Government Products/Solutions: SharePoint Online | Microsoft Power BI | MS Flow | Graph API | SQL SSRS | PowerPlatfrom Solution Summary Essentra PLC digitally transforms multiple operations and gains critical insights thanks to Power BI, Flow, graph API and Microsoft software as service cloud. Essentra is a leading global provider of essential components and solutions with four global divisions: Components, Packaging, Filters and Specialist Components. Every day Essentra produce and distribute millions of small but essential components and their international network extends to 33 countries and includes 45 principal manufacturing facilities, 30 sales and distribution operations and 4 research & development centers. With more than 5000+ Office 365 users on Microsoft Cloud platform it partnered with Bitscape to work and leverage the platform to help them implement strategic transformation for various operations and insights needed by their strategic business units. With the help of power platform and Microsoft O365 platform, Bitscape created multiple transformational solutions for them which included Capex Approval system, commercial system, Power BI Dashboard for Mattec System (3rd Party Manufacturing Execution system), compliance, risk mitigation and specific to business processes systems. Challenge • Data maintained and used in MS excel and it was not manageable. • No tracking of approvals. • Do not get the live status of the Request i.e. Capex, Invoice Status, Payment Status, production reports. • Lack of tracking for the approvers comments as well as status. • No insights to Management for overall status of production of materials • Lack of tracking for the Action owners and their comments as well as status. Solution Strategy • Live tracking of Capex status as well as their approvers status and comments. • Dashboards for Admin/Approver/Requestor. • Power BI reports for admin. • PDF conversion of Approved capex • Live tracking of Commercial request (CAPEX to Invoice realised) status as well as their approvers status and comments. • Role based Dashboards i.e. Admin/ Approver/Requestor. • PDF conversion of Approved request (Capex / PO / Invoice) Results The transformation helped Essentra to manage key actions from meetings, projects, incidents, audits and monitor quality control. It provided real time visibility and status for every action within the organization or the strategic business unit along with critical insights reports for production. “We started reaping benefit of the Microsoft platform to transform our operations and strategic business units. The Power BI and Flow really helped us explore further. The folks at Bitscape are very knowledgeable and continue to add value to our journey of exploiting full features of Microsoft cloud and business platform.” - Harsha Venkatrao – Global Head of Custom and Enterprise Solutions – Essentra