Simply put, there is nothing we love more than seeing our client’s businesses boom. That lightbulb moment, when they realize they are seeing things they didn’t think possible is where it starts. Seegars Fence Company is that kind of client. They do not want to ever return to the time when they used spreadsheets extensively to help run their company.
Running on Spreadsheets
Does running on spreadsheets sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Almost everyone we talk to has at least one business-critical process that is running in, or with, spreadsheets (we’ve found that up to 80% of your workforce could be spending up to 50% of their time on spreadsheets versus automated dashboards that remove that effort).
We also find that most people tend to think BI solutions connect cloud-based data or local databases, in order to do their magic. And while that is sometimes true, it is also possible to harness the data that’s in spreadsheets, to fine-tune a BI solution with historically accurate data, or to help normalize data sets. So, spreadsheets can be useful–as long as you don’t attach them to an email and expect people to read or act on them!
Skeptical at the beginning of the process, Business Manager Veronica Aycock knew that as time-consuming as the weekly spreadsheet process was (14 spreadsheets, to be clear, one per branch)–that there were dozens of little exceptions and things she filtered out or data she corrected along the way.
I won’t be a total spoiler, but Veronica–along with the entire Seegars management team has now seen the power of the data they were always sitting on. “I don’t know what we’d do without it. It has become such an integrated part of the way we run our business,” Veronica says.
Read for yourself how Seegars took their company to new levels using Business Intelligence. Gone are 4,000 hours a year in reporting and here are real-time dashboards that company management, leadership, and sales can’t live without. And when you’re ready to see these results in your business, drop us a line.