Axalta Presents Advancements in Business Intelligence Integration and Sustainability at the 20th Annual EtQ User Conference
Information Technology Applications Architect, Rob Elkins and Global Data Manager, Stan Nickle of Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, presented Axalta’s innovations in areas concerning global environment, health and safety (EHS) and quality data management at the 20th Annual EtQ User Conference held October 10-14 in Nashville, Tennessee. The EtQ User Conference draws EHS and quality professionals from numerous industries worldwide to share experiences and learnings using the EtQ Reliance Software Platform for managing EHS and quality processes and data.
“The EtQ Reliance platform provides a globally consistent view of our EHS and quality data which helps manage global policy and programs in EHS and quality systems,” noted Mr. Elkins in describing the advantages of the platform. Thorough and accurate quality data helps the company improve processes providing benefits to its customers. His presentation focused on integrating external business intelligence tools with the EtQ Reliance database to produce powerful visualizations of business data. Mr. Elkins described how to build tableau data sources based on identifying desired reporting fields on EtQ Reliance forms with a detailed understanding of the Reliance database scheme. A demonstration and real examples were included in the presentation.
Dr. Nickle’s presentation discussed the inherit problems and risks associated with manual data collection processes for sustainability reporting. Dr. Nickle then described how the Axalta EHS team was able to leverage out-of-box capabilities from EtQ Reliance and incorporate new ideas and enhancements to extend the capabilities of Axalta’s new sustainability module. In addition, Dr. Nickle shared, “We were able to design, configure, and launch ten EHS and quality data systems within 20 months by leveraging the EtQ Reliance platform.” The Axalta team also shared ideas for additional enhancements to the data collection and reporting process for sustainability. The sustainability module is the most recent EtQ introduction following a series of successful module implementations.
About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.