14.02.2008 | Russia
S&T optimises Danone Russia’s reporting system
Faster data analyses facilitate strategic business planning
Business intelligence system leads to improvement in data qualityWith the new system, Danone Russia collects data from different areas, especially from distribution, logistics, controlling, quality management as well as from the finance department, and processes this data for the benefit of its management. Together with sales and client data, information relating to quality parameters and irregularities in production and logistics is collected, as well as financial figures. S&T then created a logical model and developed the ETL* processes, installed the necessary hardware and software, and undertook localization and training so that Danone employees could oversee the system themselves and develop it further. Now the MicroStrategy system is used for all analysis and reporting, providing the benefits of high quality data and fast processing. “Complex data is now evaluated four times faster than was possible prior to this project. The Danone management team can access reports not only in the office but also on the road and have the latest real-time information. Danone has now fully achieved the improvement in performance that it was aiming for", explains Christian Rosner, CEO of S&T.
S&T in RussiaS&T has played an active and successful role in the Russian market since 2000. Currently the company employs more than 80 people in its Moscow branch which serves some well-known clients, such as Alfa-Bank, Kraft Foods, MICEX, Rosbank, UCS and Vympelkom. With the take-over of IMG, The Information Management Group, in Spring 2007, the Russian IMG branch was also incorporated within the S&T Group and now supports the company’s expansion in Russia.
*ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) = Procedures to process data of different structures from different sources within one target database.