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August 2011 Volume 9

Cloud-based business intelligence making a difference for fast movers

Just how much ketchup is a restaurant using? Is it time to offer the crab-cake special? These are the kinds of questions successful restaurant managers have to ask. Being able to get answers quickly and easily can make all the difference in the highly demanding restaurant business, where the margin between success and failure is often thinner than a slice of carpaccio. More about BI and analytics Business intelligence, analytics help CIO challenge collective wisdom Five tips for firing up a BI analytics practice, and some reality checks Distribution Market Advantage (DMA) in Schaumburg, Ill., is seeking to help its restaurant customers by dishing up a helping of cloud-based business intelligence (BI). For Jim Szatkowski, vice president of technical and data services at the marketing cooperative for food distributors, a cloud-based solution was a much better choice than an on-site system, which would have required a costly and time-consuming project to get up and running. "Supply chain professionals at member companies can look ...

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