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Required Slide. Required Slide. SESSION CODE: #####. How Business Intelligence enabled American Tire Distributors. Angelic Gibson Eric Melcher Director, IT Operations Solution Director American Tire Distributors Intellinet. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORS Agenda. Company Profile

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    2. Required Slide SESSION CODE: ##### How Business Intelligence enabled American Tire Distributors Angelic Gibson Eric Melcher Director, IT Operations Solution Director American Tire Distributors Intellinet

    3. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSAgenda • Company Profile • Business Challenges and Pain • Solution and Products • Business and IT Benefits • Best Practices and Key Learning • Future Plans

    4. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSCompany Profile • Located in Huntersville, NC • Over 2,500 Employees • Over 2B in Revenue • Privately Held • 80,000 Customers Served • 85 Distribution Centers • 750 Delivery Trucks • 4.8 Million Invoices • 1,000+ Third Party Transactions Processed per Day • Over 7.5 Million Square Feet of Warehouse Space

    5. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSBusiness Challenges and Pain • Company was struggling with reporting • Business was requesting data that was located in several sources • No common processes for development and delivery of reporting needs • Legacy reporting applications at end of life

    6. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSSolution Background • Started with Proof of Concept • Partnered with Microsoft & Intellinet • Funded by all 3 partners • Demonstrated the business value of BI • Phase 1 project • Focused on an initial set of high visibility sales reports • Reports delivered via internal SharePoint Portal • Completed in June 09

    7. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORS Solution Background • Solution continues to be expanded iteratively • Phase 2 supported additional data and reports (August 09) • Incorporated new data including commissions and budget data • Additional reports and dashboards to meet expanding needs • Enabled power users to leverage Excel and Excel Services for ad-hoc analysis • Rolled out to business in February 2010 • Phase 3 supports additional areas of the (In Progress) • Add marketing and promotions data along with support and security for additional business units • Provide reporting capabilities to external users to view services related information and inventories outside of the corporate intranet

    8. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORS Solution Products & Usage • SQL Server 2008 • Integration Services • Analysis Services • Reporting Services • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 • Excel Services • PerformancePoint 2007 • These products support three distinct sets of end user functionality

    9. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSStandard Reporting • Operational in nature • Focused on ease of use and ability to print • Largest user base • Consumed within SharePoint • Distributed via email

    10. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSDynamic Dashboards • Same information as reports, but more dynamic and flexible • Users can interact with and explore data over the web • Offers more strategic views into data • Smaller user base than reports, but fills key business need

    11. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSAd-Hoc Analysis • Leverage Excel against Analysis Services for Ad-hoc analysis • Highly flexible, allowing users to answer their own questions • Small set of Power Users with training • Users can publish content back to SharePoint

    12. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSBusiness and IT Value • One stop shopping for information across the organization • Significant improvement in usability over previous solutions (green screen) • Recent acquisition by new private investment firm • Reduced time spent gathering business information from months to a day • Clean and accessible sales data improved value of the business • Solution leverages current and mainstream technologies

    13. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORS Solution Best Practices and Key Learning's • Proof of Concept is an efficient way to see potential and build business buy-in • Select strategic set of data to focus on initially • Decreases timeline for first release • Provides opportunity to build out framework components focused on a short amount of sources • Pay attention to security and data access • Expect data quality issues therefore test heavily

    14. AMERICAN TIRE DISTRIBUTORSSolution Futures • Add data to support the entire business, order to cash • Integrate a more streamlined budgeting and forecasting process • Leverage new functionality within the platform • Roll out to additional users and evolve content

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