In just a few months, Ansaldo Energia has expanded from its initial group of volunteers to more than 25 users who regularly work with Alteryx Designer and run their workflows through Alteryx Server.
For the planning team, automating workflows has been vital for creating an accurate, evolving picture of how the company manages its data — and the knock-on effects inaccurate data can have on manufacturing processes.
“We created our KPIs to improve data quality — the outputs from our Alteryx workflows help us build proof of the problem areas in the company’s data management. That way, we know where to focus our improvement efforts, and people have accountability for their own data.”
And the workflows are already helping improve data management within Ansaldo Energia. For example, in just five months, the planning team increased the percentage of valid orders coming from SAP after identifying problem areas in its generator manufacturing order process. Rising from 75% to 92%, this improvement gave the planners and schedulers a more accurate picture of the upcoming work, helping them budget and plan manufacturing with more confidence.
Ansaldo Energia is seeing success in other departments, too. The finance team has automated data reconciliation, budgeting, profit and loss processes, and more — which will save the company €1 million a year. By reducing the amount of manual work involved, finance has also improved its own data quality, and enabled Ansaldo Energia’s leadership to access insights quickly and more regularly than before.