Customers depend on Fountain Tire from British Columbia to Ontario, with future growth projected. As the company expanded, it become more important than ever to be able to track metrics and provide insight into the business. In 2009, the company implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX, but knew that an ERP system alone could not provide the consolidated view of company health and finances Fountain Tire needed.
With 160 different locations under the Fountain Tire umbrella, consolidating cross-company reporting was slow and problematic. The Finance department was spending a tremendous amount of time generating reports, which they could only compile once a month. Even worse, employees were running different reports and getting different answers to the same questions.
The company needed a system that let them aggregate data quickly and easily and provide information in a consistent manner. In other words, they wanted to arrive at one answer and trust that it was the right one. Other items on the wish list included a consistent ETL process, easy access to reporting, and a single sign-in for executives to be able to quickly and easily get a pulse on the metrics that matter most to them.
The company’s Microsoft partner had recently implemented TARGIT Decision Suite at Kelly Tractor, a construction and industrial equipment leasing company who found great success with their business intelligence and analytics progress. You can read about Kelly Tractor’s journey to data-driven excellence with TARGIT here. Fountain Tire employees liked what they saw at Kelly Tractor and knew they could check off everything on their wish list with TARGIT Decision Suite's customized analytics solutions for specialized retail.
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