Ace Hardware Solves Rake Dilemma with Data Warehousing

Don't you just hate it when you go and misplace 100,000 rakes? Ace Hardware was in that predicament before it discovered the joys of data warehousing. Now it's got a Teradata database with MicroStrategy reporting and an Informatica data integration tool.

Dont you just hate it when you go and misplace 100,000 rakes? Ace Hardware was in that predicament before it discovered the joys of data warehousing. Now its got a Teradata database with MicroStrategy reporting and an Informatica data integration tool. Point-of-sale data is FTPed and routed to the warehouse, where rake-related data and other types of information is available, allowing the retail chain to see whats selling and what needs replenishing, as well as to tweak prices and promotions.

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