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Business Intelligence by Stacia Misner, Michael Luckevich, Elizabeth Vitt

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Chapter 6. Impacting the Bottom Line—CompUSA Inc.

The data warehouse has simplified data access for general managers, individuals who run retail operations and work very long hours. They work seven days a week. They don't have a lot of time to go in and dump data to an Excel spreadsheet. So the real goal is to make the data simple and concise, summarize it, and show them the exceptions so they can go fix it.

Cathy Witt,

For CompUSA, its Business Analytics Data Warehouse brings together information from each retail location to provide a consistent view of sales for each individual store and consolidated reports at regional, divisional, and corporate levels.[7] Having this consistency ensures that the direction set by senior management is clearly ...

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