Recovered visibility of £2m in lost revenue in few days
SAP (UK) has said that its BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) offerings has helped Activa Healthcare, a healthcare company specialising in compression hosiery for circulartory and lymphatic health, to run better.
Activa Healthcare in 2008 assumed distribution of additional product lines in a merger with Lohmann & Rauscher International.
Activa IT manager James Turner said for a company that was intent on telling its customers the truth about products, the lack of a single version of the truth about operations became embarrassing.
Activa set about investing in SAP BusinessObjects BI solution to help resolve issues that came with rapid growth in data.
"The user base at Activa was not technology savvy, so it was imperative that the Business Intelligence offering was easy to use. SAP BusinessObjects was ideal for our needs and was implemented within eight weeks via SAP Gold partner IT Performs. The flexibility of the team there was crucial to the success of this project and we’re really pleased with the outcome," Turner said.
The company said that since the go live, it has seen benefits: a standard set of 190 reports now run in roughly one hour from an original three days and the company has also recovered visibility of £2m of lost revenue in a few days.