Global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products. In business close to 40 years, with over 1,000 stores in North America and an online presence in more than 80 countries.
Outdated processes and siloed legacy solutions were hampering self-service analysis and fragmenting the company’s view of their data. IT leadership knew they were falling into technical debt and were trying to modernize and centralize. They needed an upgraded data and analytics ecosystem geared toward user experience and brought Ironside on as a partner.
Ironside approached the engagement with one overarching principle in mind—namely, that a successful migration starts with targeted action. To that end, we worked with our client to:
Diagnose Issues & Maximize Resources
Install a new IBM Sterling Commerce engine to integrate with the company’s wider IBM Cognos BI reporting implementation—and determine which one should track fulfillment metrics
Balance the need for answers now with long-term analytics sustainability
Create a Centralized Data Source
Connect the new Sterling Commerce data source to the data warehouse, and build reports on it
Provide a timely feed of usable, actionable fulfillment information linked to other key metrics, allowing broader comparisons and new insights
Modernize the BI Environment
Perform a checkup on analytics system health, which led to the decision to upgrade the Cognos BI platform, migrate critical reports, and update cubes to support high-use data sets
Ensure a modern BI platform was ready to support the full enterprise view users would now have
Create New Assets & Enable Users
Leverage new updates to develop new data views and supply chain improvements
Implement a new end-to-end merchandise planning infrastructure, which required building a data mart containing relevant data warehouse information, dynamic cubes for key data sets, and reports on key metrics
KEYS TO SUCCESS
These projects delivered many benefits to the client by enabling then to:
Provide users with advanced functionality and improved user experience for faster, more dynamic BI results
Connect previously siloed data sources into a unified, accessible ecosystem allowing easy, self-service reporting
Design fulfillment and merchandise planning approaches to delivering analytics results quickly
Remove technical debt
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