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Solution Liberates Resources for Supplement Manufacturer

Standard Process is grower, developer and supplier of whole food supplements directly through health care professionals. For more than 80 years, Standard Process has manufactured whole food supplements that provide specific nutritional support for the body.

The company grows many of its ingredients on its certified organic farm, which is located near its company headquarters in Palmyra, Wisconsin. For the sixth consecutive year, Inc. 5000 named Standard Process Inc. one of America’s fastest growing private companies in 2012.

The need for a BI solution arose when the company’s IT and Finance departments were exhausting a considerable amount of time writing and distributing reports for other sectors of the business. IT Director Dominique Beaudin noted her department had two staff members devoted solely to the production of specific reports.

“When the business became more metrics oriented, our internal customers were waiting too long for information and IT was bogged down with report production,” she noted. “We needed a tool that would allow us to be more agile with the data.”

If the company’s sales division launched a promotion and wanted to track past sales on a particular product line, Beaudin said it could take days to gather the data. Once compiled, the information was immediately dated, and an additional needed parameter often arose after the report was complete.

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