FRANKLIN — Saphran Solutions, a Michigan-based developer of management software systems, is introducing a new feature it’s calling the Active Business Management Dashboard that allows companies to develop forecasts based on overall market trends, seize market opportunities and avoid operational disruptions.

Saphran has partnered with the Radnor, Pa.-based business intelligence firm QlikTech to build a BI system for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, defense, high-tech, electronics, construction, industrial and general manufacturing industries.  The dashboard aligns multiple views of historical data, future sales, production outlooks, market analysis and internal metrics for quotes, orders and shipments.

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“This new partnership with QlikTech opens up a capability of not only showcasing the strength of Saphran’s solutions, but also positions our clients to have the highest level of analytics at their fingertips,” said Ken Bassey, CEO of Saphran. “With this new offering Saphran’s clients can optimize their analysis of opportunities and minimize risk in today’s dynamic business environment.”

Peter McQuade, vice president of Alliances and Partner Sales at QlikTech, noted that information must be actionable.

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“Active Business Management Dashboard, powered by the expertise of Saphran and the analytics capability of QlikView is a solution that allows manufacturers and major automotive suppliers to analyze their business at a very granular and aggregate level for timely, well-informed decision making,” he said.

Founded in 2004, Saphran Solutions is based in Franklin. An independent software developer, the company helps automotive suppliers and other manufacturers achieve dramatic efficiencies and increased profitability by narrowing the gap between business planning and performance.

Saphran software modules are designed for original equipment suppliers with sales of between $50 million and $20 billion. The company says its software programs can be implemented quickly; pay for themselves within three to six months; provide significant competitive advantages, and help protect and increase profit margins.

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