When you consider how many different outlets, subsidiaries and functions you have – and all the systems that need to combine for accurate group-level reporting – is it any wonder the retail and wholesale industries struggle to make sense of their data?
The key to data success is in having the right foundation – a way of taking data from any number of sources and standardising everything so you can process any report quickly.
This is Data Academy (used by the likes of Furniture Village). It’s a data preparation and warehouse solution that complements your existing systems (from ERP to finance to CRM to BI). It cleans and translates all the inputs so your reporting and analysis tools only use accurate, reliable, standardised data from a trustworthy source. Which means planning, forecasting and reporting suddenly become faster and more accurate.