Case Study: Thorntons
Established over 100 years ago, Thorntons is one of Britain's largest chocolate makers, and best loved brands. Thorntons were long term users of Microsoft's Analysis Services platform but had several gaps in their reporting capabilities, particularly for remote and mobile users. Thorntons enjoyed a smooth rollout of XLCubed with strong and enthusiastic user adoption as seen in a post-implementation user satisfaction survey.
Case Study: Park Group
Park Group Plc, one of the UK's leading multi-retailer voucher and pre-paid giftcard businesses, selected XLCubed to replace its cumbersome legacy system. Two key business drivers forced change: the need to liberate data for wider use and flexible analysis, and the need for speed and self-service.
Park Group identifies measurable cost reductions, improved data production times, faster, more flexible reporting, and positive user feedback as clear signs of successful adoption. They also credit XLCubed with assisting Park to report to the FCA quickly and accurately.
Addressing Real Life Questions
Changing customer demands and behaviour mixed with tight margins has led to an extremely challenging environment within retail. Retailers can’t rely on intuition and gut feel – they need insights and decisions backed by their data. XLCubed provides analysts with unrivalled data-connected flexibility, helping them discover new insights faster, and to reach better decisions. Standard reports can be developed and shared more quickly, helping analysts spend more time analysing, less time building reports.