Moving from data to insight

Overview…

DFS realised that the insights it provides to its sales, operations and finance teams need to be of the same high quality as the sofas it sells to customers. How could it create a culture of data-driven decisionmaking?

Working with Assimil8, DFS built an enterprise analytics platform based on IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence, deployed in the cloud with SoftLayer®. The solution unlocks the value of vast quantities of transactional data from DFS’s legacy core retail systems.

Putting Data to Work

DFS evaluated its business processes and data requirements and began looking for a new enterprise-wide analytics platform.

Download the full case study and learn how Cloud-based analytics

  • accelerates reporting from hours to minutes;
  • store-level comparisons and historical trends can be analysed in seconds;
  • key daily sales figures are sent automatically to decision-makers every morning.

Download DFS Case Study

“We are already seeing a huge cultural shift in the business. Instead of just taking whatever data they can get, our decision-makers have started thinking about what questions they really need to ask. Once you show them how to answer those questions, the appetite for analytics increases exponentially – and that’s where the scalability of a cloud delivery model can be really valuable.” 

Steve Johnson, BI Manager at DFS

Putting Data to Work

DFS evaluated its business processes and data requirements and began looking for a new enterprise-wide analytics platform.

Download the full case study and learn how Cloud-based analytics

  • accelerates reporting from hours to minutes;
  • store-level comparisons and historical trends can be analysed in seconds;
  • key daily sales figures are sent automatically to decision-makers every morning.

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“We are already seeing a huge cultural shift in the business. Instead of just taking whatever data they can get, our decision-makers have started thinking about what questions they really need to ask. Once you show them how to answer those questions, the appetite for analytics increases exponentially – and that’s where the scalability of a cloud delivery model can be really valuable,” 

Steve Johnson, BI Manager at DFS.

Why Assimil8?

Assimil8 are proud to be recognised as SIlver IBM Partner and Winners of the 2019 Beacon Award ‘Outstanding Analytics Embedded Solution’. We’ve been delivering award-winning, tailored analytics solutions for the past two decades and know what it takes to create real insight from data. The best solution might not exist for you yet, but we’ll work with you to deliver it. 

Why Assimil8?

Assimil8 are proud to be recognised as SIlver IBM Partner and Winners of the 2019 Beacon Award ‘Outstanding Analytics Embedded Solution’. We’ve been delivering award-winning, tailored analytics solutions for the past two decades and know what it takes to create real insight from data. The best solution might not exist for you yet, but we’ll work with you to deliver it. 

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