Data Analytics & Visualization

Overview

The MIC Data Analytics solution provides insights about the company performance that are essential for its success. Sophisticated data analytics solutions like this, allow companies to discover and analyse valuable information about the business and to monitor its business activities.

By providing such insights, the MIC Data Analytics solution aims to enable businesses to interpret data correctly, make better decisions and to optimize the companies’ worldwide customs processes. It is a must have capability in any modern customs software since it enables businesses to leverage customs related data, to detect data inconsistencies and to use it for compliance risk mitigation as well as for the determination of new optimization potentials. The goal is to provide your company the ability to easily analyse and visualize meaningful data.

What does MIC Data Analytics consist of?

The MIC Data Analytics solution consists of a set of modules designed to serve analytics ready datasets. It enables a flexible and efficient ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) process of the data and offers the possibility to perform analytics and data visualization on the available datasets. Also, it is possible to choose a certain functionality of the module rather than having the whole solution. The following features are supported:

  • Dataset: It is integrated in the MIC system and enables a basic data flow for each provided pre-defined dataset (import, export, stock, parts, origin, etc.). For example, an import dataset contains information about the importer, imported goods, invoice, supplier, declarant, price, transportation, taxes, fees, etc.
  • ETL (Extract, Transform and Load): Provides the ability to extract, transform and load a huge amount of data for data analytics purposes. It is capable of processing data from MIC modules or external sources (customs authorities, customs brokers, customer ERP systems or any other source). The transformation and enrichment of data with (tariff) content for analytics across countries/regions is covered as well.
  • Data Serving API: RESTful API allows you to integrate the data into your own ERP system, BI tool or reporting tool. In addition, it is possible to export data as files in various formats (e.g. CSV, JSON).
  • Business Intelligence: The BI tool Apache Superset allows for creating a dashboard and visualizing data. The tool comes with predefined analytics queries based on the available datasets and predefined dashboards and charts. A very intuitive user interface allows individual adjustments by the end-users.
Easy to start with

The MIC Data Analytics module can be run stand-alone without the need of any other MIC modules and is a perfect start for getting visibility on the companies’ global customs processes. The system is completely built with open-source tools and provided as a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution and therefore gives fast and easy access to dashboards and reports.

Benefits
Minimize static reporting

Immediate access to real-time data
 
Simple self-service analytics user interface for business users

Improved decision making

Visualize statistics to identify patterns and trends
 
Extract data for downstream analysis and business decisions

Easily identify problems

Helps identify problem areas across your global organization

Increased compliance & audit-readiness

Continuously monitor and analyze your data
 
Prepare in advance to avoid unpleasant surprise during audits

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