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AX Business Intelligence Analytics Solution
for a Large German Beauty Retail Chain.


For over 285 years, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels has offered premium products that enhance the lives of professional and home chefs worldwide. Since its start as an esteemed cutlery brand, the company has grown to include a coveted collection of cookware, flatware, glassware and kitchen gadgets.

Today, ZWILLING J.A. Henckels is an international industry leader that sells products in 100 countries with the help of ten wholly owned subsidiaries.

The Problem

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels required a business intelligence solution that could provide them with greater visibility into core business metrics for performance assessment on financial as well as operational levels.

Folio3 Solution

Folio3 deployed Dynamics AX 2012 Business Intelligence analytics and reporting solution for the organization. Our solution allowed the client to integrate unlimited amount of data, sources, companies and comes with a number of predefined dimensions to help in reporting and make sense of the business data related to Finance and Operations modules.



Monitors sales performance based on defined KPIs by tracking and forecasting sales. It helps in gaining insight that helps in the short and long term sales planning. From this dashboard, Zwilling can smartly oversee net and gross profits, trade margins, and overall cost of sales. It analyzes the performance of specific geographical regions.

P&L and Balance Sheet

The Profit and Loss Balance sheet Dashboard helps in the analysis of financial performance across various defined dimensions. It keeps a check on the profitability of the current as well as the previous year that further helps in making accurate data-driven financial decisions. It also monitors income, expenses, cost of goods sold, and see how these metrics have changed over the course of time.

Cost Center

This dashboard monitors the cost and expense activity of Zwilling and provides information on real-time operating expenses and other miscellaneous expenses. It smartly manages and analyzes these expenses that enables the organization to explore irregularities by providing transactions details such as an invoice, receipts, or expense report and also drills down to sub-ledgers for insightful understanding.



Logistics dashboard allows data visualization of all operational metrics in one view. This dashboard creates logistics scorecards by directly connecting to multiple data sources like Excel, Oracle, SQL Server, etc. This dashboard can be shared online so that the stakeholders have access anytime anywhere.


The production dashboard combines data from production to distribution which helps in improving the overall production processes used in an organization. It identifies the loopholes and optimizes the overall performance of the company’s manufacturing unit. With the live dashboard, the employees can also lead stand-up meetings on the factory floor.

Supply Chain

This dashboard tracks several supply chain management KPIs comprehensively. It shows man hours and tracks down important metrics such as production time, tools, workers, and errors, time to produce, products and client orders by price. It has the ability to condense large quantities of data.


The inventory dashboard shares strategic business information and makes interactive data visualization reports that helps in simplified analysis of critical inventory data. Real time access to key metrics simplifies critical business decision making for a business based on historical data.

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