Welch's, the well-known purveyor of jellies, juices and all things grape, has turned to a software-as-a-service-based business intelligence offering to streamline its transportation logistics. The choice was made despite the fact that Welch's has standardized on conventional on-premise BI software, and it follows a growing trend toward outsourcing of niche applications to SaaS-based BI vendors.
Welch's standardized on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition last year after selecting Oracle ERP software. The combination replaced a years-old legacy system..., but in at least one area, the new software didn't meet Welch's needs.
"Oracle didn't have the right solution for transportation logistics," says Bill Coyne, director of purchasing and logistics. Coyne wanted a system that could look at the big trends while also drilling down to individual orders and shipments.
Source: Intelligent Enterprise, http://intelligententerprise.com
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