Manufacturer of Office Supplies Gains Faster Data Access, Cuts BI Costs by 250 Percent

Provided by: Microsoft
Topic: Data Management
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The Smead Manufacturing Company makes and distributes paper-filing supplies such as folders, file boxes, and shelving. Smead also offers presentation and project management supplies; specialized filing solutions for legal, medical, and dental offices; and space-optimization tools for small offices and cubicles. To remain competitive in the paper-filing supplies market, the Smead Manufacturing Company relies on Business Intelligence (BI). A Cognos BI solution met basic requirements but was costly, slow, and complicated. Smead plans to deploy a Microsoft BI solution that offers integrated, intuitive tools and speeds cube processing time by 300 percent. The Microsoft solution will save Smead 250 percent on BI-related costs over the next five years.

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