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What I have since realized using Vizion360 is that it wasnt the ERP system, it was our ability to get information out of it I now love our ERP, and we have canceled our approved budget to replace it. - Brian B., VP of Finance Purchasing Vizion360 Extends the Life of Wholesalers ERP, Enables E-Commerce Capabilities and Provides Transformative Insights In 2017, Ohio Travel Bag (OTB) had a frustration not uncommon to most companies, they had an ERP system that fit their business well, but they could not get the data they needed from it. A common issue with most ERP software solutions is that they are built to be transactional and getting sufficient reporting out the ERP itself is limited at best. The Situation OTB provides hardware solutions in solid brass, zinc-diecast, steel, stainless steel and plastic for luggage, handbags, cases, leather jewelry and leather goods to customers all over the world. OTB stocks over 8,000 items with a diverse selection of goods to remain the
Company Background Client is a leading provider of customized manufacturing solutions serving organizations in a variety of industries with technically sophisticated manufacturing and quality requirements. Their products can be utilized in many industries including industrial automation, medical, military and aerospace, instrumentation, computer communications and radio frequency-enabled products. Industry leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality performance automobile and boating parts and accessories. Business Issue As a contract manufacturer, our client is constantly faced with the challenge of balancing efficient inventory levels while maintaining high levels of flexibility to remain agile to respond to dynamic patterns of customer demand. Their general inventory levels, and especially, their excess and obsolete stock levels were rising and the they needed to get better visibility into why. Vizions Solution for Client Success This projects success lay in the ability
Company Background University School is an all-boys private school located in Hunting Valley. Ohio. It is a diverse and inclusive community with around 870 male students between both campuses. One hundred percent of University School graduates go onto four-year colleges. Business Issue: University School was having problems with their system. it was very time intensive to maintain, it wasnt always accurate, there were a lot of data integrity issues, and it wasnt always reliable. Their data was not real-time, so they werent able to analyze anything until 3-4 weeks after the data was configured. They needed to figure out a way to save time. and make sure that the data they are using was reliable and efficient. Vizions Solution for Client Success: Our implementation of a custom application gave them the ability to track any emails that were sent out, about subjects like student concerns or demerits and now they can track who receives them, who logs into their system. and who sends them
Company Background Industry - Manufacturing and Distribution A top North American snack food private label supplier that uses advanced technology with innovative packaging solutions. Business Issue To maintain their status as anindustry leader and to continue their growth trajectory, the Client desired to impact their bottom line by finding ways to improve their profitability. To do so, they realized they needed to look beyond traditional financial reporting if they were to truly realize the profitability of their customers and products and uncover those improvement opportunities. Vizions Solution for Client Sucess The Vizion360 Customer/Product Profitability App uses data obtained from sales and finance departments to provide access to precise profitability statistics. To do so, we worked with the client to develop and refine customer and product profitability calculations by understanding and allocating fixed, variable and semi-variable profitability factors. More accurate profitability
Company Background Industry - Manufacturing and Distribution Industry leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality performance automobile and boating parts and accessories. Business Issue To maintain their status as industry leader and to continue their growth trajectory, the Client needed access to their data and better reporting capabilities. Their current systems and processes were not capable of producing the desired information or did so too slowly. They desperately needed a tool to better analyze sales, costs, pricing and overall profitability of their customers and operations. Management needed a more reliable way of capturing their transactional data and information from various systems to effectively run the business and report to investors. Vizions Solution for Client Success This projects success lay in the ability to extract and automate data from their existing QAD database into a highly scalable data warehouse and deploy an industry-leading analysis and
Company Background Industry: Service The Lakehouse Inn Winery is a boutique resort in Northeast Ohio located along the southern shore of Lake Erie in Geneva-on-the-Lake. The property consists of an eight-room bed and breakfast, four cottages, a full production winery, the Crosswinds Grille restaurant and a Spa. Business Issue The Lakehouse Inn Winery was experiencing year over year growth. To continue and sustain this growth, the owner needed better and faster access to data and much better reporting. Their current system, did a good job of running the operations/property, but was not capable of producing the desired information and reports quickly and accurately. Furthermore, there was no easy way to connect all the multiple data sources and departmental information other than traditional cut-n-paste methods. They desperately needed a tool to better analyze sales, reservations, costs, occupancy, food and beverage sales, spa performance and an overall way to better track customer
Company Background Industry - Sports Technology - Power BI The Miami Redhawks are a NCAA Division I baseball team from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The team is a member of the Mid-American Conference East Division. Miamis first baseball team was fielded in 1915. The Redhawks are coached by Dan Hayden. Business Issue The Redhawks were looking for a competitive advantage using analytics with baseball statistics. This need stemmed from daa becoming the newest craze in sports. Data analytics in sports has been popular at the professional level, but not as widespread among amateur atheltics. Theres an enormous amounts of data provided in sports with many varying statistics for each player, and many players per team in baseball. Miami Baseball wanted to be at the forefront of amateur data analytics in the athletic field. The focus area where many issues where seen was pitching, specifically with pitch type, pitch speed, and pitch location. Vizions Solution for Client Success Vizion
Vizion brought together great project management and technical skills to deliver a quality application that has allowed us to improve our operations. - Bob Hanzie, CFO Company Background Industry - Manufacturing Technology - ERP, Data Warehouse, Application Development Libra Industries is a leading provider of customized manufacturing solutions serving organizations in a variety of industries with technically sophisticated manufacturing and quality requirements. Our manufacturing solutions can be utilized in many industries including industrial automation, medical, military and aerospace, instrumentation, computer communications and radio frequency-enabled products. Business Issue As a contract manufacturer, Libra is constantly faced with the challenge of balancing efficient operations and high levels of flexibility to remain agile to respond to dynamic patterns of customer demand. Implementing a custom shop floor software application to deliver greater visibility into the
Company Background Industry - Service Technology - Infrastructure ABCO, Fire Protection designs, installs, repairs, services and inspects a wide variety of fire suppression and life safety systems. ABCO supplies portable and fixed systems and compliments these products with inspection, maintenance and certification services. Business Issue ABCO started to experience issues with their systems as technologies advanced and their needs increased. They quickly realized that their former IT provider was too reactive and didnt feel the root cause of their issues were being identified. Vizions Solution for Client Success It was clear that a fully supported infrastructure platform and proactive IT maintenance program was needed. In order to do so, Vizion launched a full-scale discovery project (typically 2-4 days) onsite to fully asses all systems and technologies. This allowed us to identify the current issues and/or potential threats and categorize them (Critical-Moderate-Low) in an
Vizion allowed us to immediately obtain accurate data, increase our profitability and get a better understanding of our customers and what they purchase. - National Sales Manager Company Background Industry - Distribution Technology - Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Dashboards Industry leading distributor that distributes OEM and replacement products to independent businesses and online retailers across the United States. Was in the process of transitioning from private ownership to private equity firm with aggressive short term growth strategies and a priority on mergers and acquisitions. Business Issue This small business was experiencing tremendous growth and had just transferred ownership to a private equity firm. To maintain their status and growth trajectory, they needed access to their data and better reporting capabilities that their current systems were not capable of producing or did so too slowly. A tool to analyze costs, pricing and overall profitability
Vizion saved us over 80 hours of manual reporting and the solution immediately exposed us to data that allowed us to make quick decisions that positively affected our bottom line. - CFO Company Background Industry - Food Services Technology - Data Warehouse Our client is a leading contract manufacturer and private label supplier for the food industry in North America, whose primary focus is snacks. The organization has eleven GFSI compliant state-of-the-art, geographically diverse production facilities operating in 10 cities throughout the United Sates and Canada. Business Issue This organization was having trouble with data collection to accurately monitor and calculate commission reporting and payments. The commission structure in place was not universal and composed of multiple deals and multiple structures. The only method for analysis and ultimate payment was the use of multiple spreadsheets being mashed together to produce the data. In total, the work to generate
Our partnership with Vizion Solutions has allowed us to operate all departments of our organization much more efficiently and has given us access to our information in ways we didnt think was possible. We now get data exponentially quicker and are able to manage and care for our patients in a more proactive and less reactive manner. Vizion Solutions is not only helping us, its helping our patients. - Todd Benenati Company Background Industry - Medical Technology - Data Warehouse, PowerView, Power BI Hospice of The Western Reserve (HWR) provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio. Their goal is to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving. Business Issue Hospice of The Western Reserve needed to do more with their data across four primary departments within their organization: Quality, Marketing, Financial and Clinical Operations.