You wouldn’t think concrete and data have much in common. However, just like houses are built on concrete foundations, effective business decisions are built on the best data available. And just like you need the right mix of concrete for a given project, you need the right tools to turn data into meaningful business intelligence. With those parallels, perhaps it’s not so surprising that a hobby pouring concrete led to a complete Power BI implementation.
It all started when Greg, Turnkey Technologies’ business intelligence specialist, who also happens to skilled in the concrete trade, visited Alan, the Chief Operations Officer of a family-owned chain of convenience stores called Mach 1, to discuss a patio project. As Greg assessed the conditions and determined the work requirements, the conversation eventually turned toward business intelligence and Microsoft Power BI.
Alan was intrigued by the concept of big data analytics, so much so that he decided to schedule a meeting with other Mach 1 executives to see if Power BI would be a good fit. After Greg demonstrated what was possible with Power BI using actual Mach 1 sales data, Alan and his colleagues knew that adopting it was the right choice.
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Within weeks, Mach 1 was reaping tremendous benefits from Power BI. The company now has comprehensive, up-to-date sales data at every level, available in a variety of interactive reports. All of their data is available anytime, anywhere, whether its on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. Alan’s ability to view data on-the-go has helped him identify and implement strategies that boost sales, marketing and overall performance across their locations.
“Power BI is an efficiency software first and foremost. Turnkey’s Power BI expert was able to tie this incredible system to our ERP, seamlessly weaving the two together and customizing the reporting in a way that saves us a lot of time and enables greater responsiveness.
It’s always hard to adopt new technology, especially if tech isn’t your forte. But the professionals at Turnkey Technologies are able to clearly explain these features. Because of their fluency in translating technical jargon into everyday language, we have been able to use this product to its fullest extent.”
– Alan Meyer, Chief Operations Officer, Mach 1
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