Dell has launched the Dell Product & Profit Analytics (DPPA), an IT solution that allows manufacturing companies to predict the impact market conditions could have on their products by linking detailed material, manufacturing and selling costs from across all business systems.

The solution combines Dell Services’ ERP implementation, integration expertise and hosting capabilities with core business intelligence to provide real-time simulations and predictive analytics.

DPPA enables manufacturers to perform backward-looking analysis, and also create “what-if” simulations (such as being struck by a natural disaster) in a sandbox environment.

DPPA can be deployed in 45-90 days and is able to handle any number of users and multiple deployment options, including cloud, SaaS and on-premise. Profit realization could begin to occur within 90 days from implementation, says Dell.