Tire Manufacturer Drives Deeper Business Insight with Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server 2007
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Software and Services
SQL Server 2005, Enterprise Edition
SHEA Business Solutions
GPX International Tire Corp. represents one of the largest independent global providers of specialty “off-the-road” tires for the agricultural, construction, materials handling and transportation industries.
Today, GPX is using the PerformancePoint Server-based platform to deliver deeper and on-demand insights of customers, product sales and distribution channels – while helping to improve corporate transparency and governance.
“Mergers, acquisitions and changing business models present customers like GPX with tremendous market opportunities. We recommended Performance Point Server to help GPX better realize the competitive advantages of its new business model. The new solution helps GPX better serve customers, increase productivity and work more effectively with its suppliers by better aligning the company’s business goals to the marketplace.”
Jeffrey Hunt, SHEA Business Solutions
“Our employees were relying too heavily on spreadsheets in Excel in order to track information, which was affecting reporting results and productivity. We needed an affordable solution that could pull important data from each of our regional offices and bring it together under one umbrella to answer the key business questions that help us meet our organizational goals… We found that PerformancePoint Server 2007 was the best fit for us considering the attractive price-point and the fact it easily integrates within our existing SQL Server 2005-based environment”
Andy Soares, GPX International Tire Corp.
PerformancePoint Server allows employees to quickly access data from its Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP system, as well as other systems and data sources so that users have a more holistic view of the company’s activities. In addition, since employees were already familiar with Microsoft Office System, training costs are minimized and workers can easily create their own reports without any assistance from IT staff. Previously, it took the IT department several hours to create a relatively simple report; now GPX is able to generate reports within minutes.
The new integrated data environment helps GPX ensure greater accuracy and security. The firm now has easy access to consistent data and the ability to create a wide variety of reports that enable flexible, in-depth analysis… [and] is better able to ensure consistent measurement of targets and results throughout organization by setting targets at the enterprise level. As a result, the company has been able to help improve corporate governance and drive deeper accountability throughout the various levels of the organization. Simply put, GPX now has more confidence in the quality of its data and the ability to analyze its business in real-time.