Food & Beverage companies are creating competitive advantage by exploiting innovative ways to utilize their data and our client is one of them. Understanding sales operations, customer behaviour and labor costs is easier, when it comes to one store. But this becomes a mammoth task with thousands of stores, varied products line, and aggressive competition.
Our client had an on-premise business intelligence (BI) solution, to understand the sales process at each store. However, they were facing challenges with the solution as it took a long time to generate reports with numerous data silos. The existing system generates reports with a downtime of about 12 hours. In addition, the reports were restricted to one view of single dimension only, such as sales, labor, discount, etc.
Each day, the store manager analyzes the reports to take decisions regarding product discounts, markdowns, promotions, and labour costs individually. The single dimension view of the report made it practically impossible to take quick decisions on all of them at one go. As part of the reorganization process, the client had to work towards boosting sales as well as cutting costs. Upgrading the existing BI system wasn’t the answer. The company wanted a flexible solution which can provide exclusive report on sales pattern, eliminate downtime and provide intuitive reports at multi-dimensional level for intelligent decision making. They required a high-performance Business Intelligence solution that could aggregate data, generate reports and present them for access via Web application. This is where Saviant has stepped-in as a Data Analytics consulting partner to architect the solution.