Heraeus Holding: Holding Company Centralizes Data, Speeds Performance, and Improves Decision Making
Heraeus Holding had diversified into so many areas that its business intelligence systems became too complex and slow. To resolve that issue, the company combined its data into a single companywide system based on Microsoft SQL Server data management software. Reports in the new system run 10 times faster, and improvements to data analysis capabilities are leading to better business decisions. The new Microsoft platform has improved the BI system and its performance, which, in turn, has led to better business decisions. Heraeus expects even greater improvements when the solution is upgraded to SQL Server 2012.