Winery Acquires Taste for Real-Time Insights

August 04, 2015
Read how Hess Collection Winery uses BI to get real-time data insights into daily operations.
The Hess Collection Winery, part of the Hess Family Wine Estates, is a winery and art museum on the volcanic slopes of Mount Veeder in the Napa Valley. Here’s how the winery used business intelligence tools to get up-to-date, real-time data insights into its daily operations.

Industry: Wine creation and bottling

Location: Napa Valley, California

Business Opportunity or Challenge Encountered:

With more than 150 employees helping to produce over 650,000 cases of wine each year, it was crucial for the Hess Collection Winery’s sustainable agricultural methods to match up with its desire for new, sustainable business strategies.

The company needed to ensure that its business practices are continuously improving, effectively and efficiently. However, pulling information together from systems was a time-consuming task that often took weeks. Data was siloed in disconnected databases for each department, so combining shipment and inventory information into a single spreadsheet was a daunting and time-consuming task. Because of this, it was impossible to get an up-to-date view of the entire business with data on which employees could rely.

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