Saturn Infotech Improves Business Performance for Multi-Billion Dollar Retail Chain

Saturn delivered a BI solution in a matter of weeks for a client whose existing model had taken 8 years to develop!

North Wales, PA, December 11, 2014 –A multi-billion dollar automotive retail chain struggled with reporting nightmares for years. The retailer was extremely frustrated with maintaining multiple Hyperion systems, so they turned to Saturn for help. Saturn Infotech stepped in to deliver a Business Intelligence solution in a matter of weeks, re-utilizing an existing security model which had taken the business 8 years to develop.

 After a rapid and easy implementation process, the retail chain saw user productivity increase by over 50% and response time drop by over 50%. Users experienced over 60% performance improvements in reports retrieval. Saturn's solutions allowed for the most efficient reporting performance system the retailer had ever worked with. Today, the business's huge amount of data is no longer overwhelming. Users are saving months of efforts on analysis, and executives have handy, on-the-go data insight at their fingertips.

With nearly 90 years in the business, this automotive retail chain provides full service automotive maintenance and repairs for cars and car owners. Today, they operate more than 7,400 service bays in 803 stores nationwide.  Even with years of industry knowledge in their toolkit, Executive management was unsatisfied with its reporting systems. They needed a solution that would allow more time for analyzing data, and less time organizing and manipulating data. They wanted real-time access to sales, the supply chain, procurement, profitability, and financial reports.

Before the executive's challenges could be met, Saturn sat down with them to discuss project objectives. Saturn provided management with a specific project scope to make clear what would be involved in every phase, from configuration through maintenance. Saturn's team of professionals determined the retail chain needed a robust BI solution that would perform efficiently during peak business hours, minimize the need for ad hoc queries, and reduce spreadsheet-based analysis.  

The business was delighted with the results. In a matter of weeks, Saturn Infotech's BI experts had a BI solution up and running. Saturn created a single unit BI solution that replaced multiple EPM systems, instantly resolving the biggest business and IT pain points. Saturn implemented Oracle BIFS (Business Intelligence Foundation Suite), migrating previous Hyperion reporting systems into one integrated platform. Advanced BI features like mobile compatibility, map-based analysis, interactive dashboards, and administration tools were among the many new improvements to an age-old system. The solution proved flexible enough to leverage the automotive chain's valuable business data models, security model, and business logic.