QlikTech, (NASDAQ: QLIK) a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that LARSON Manufacturing Company, a QlikTech customer, was named a winner of the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards (ML100). Through successful implementation of QlikView, LARSON was recognized as an outstanding performer in the Information Leadership category. Winners in this category have gained significant business benefits by implementing enterprise process improvements that deliver actionable, real-time visibility into critical business operations.
LARSON is the largest manufacturer of storm doors and storm windows in the U.S. The company prides itself on being driven by its customers, most of who are in the “do-it-yourself” market. The company has three manufacturing plants and ships through its own distribution centers around the U.S. In order to improve visibility into product quality and supply chain effectiveness plus decrease cost and time of reporting and provide employees with a self-service BI solution that enabled discovery and decision making, LARSON Manufacturing deployed over 90 QlikView applications to over 200 business users.
LARSON’s access to important business information improved dramatically with the use of QlikView. The company used to spend considerable time and money on systems and processes to collect data. Further, some data analysis was so difficult only limited review could be done. QlikView has greatly expanded the value of this information by putting all levels of it at employees’ fingertips. Instead of relying on IT to pull pre-determined reports, employees can now independently log into their apps and pull reports that are useful and can help inform business decisions.
“We congratulate LARSON for its innovative approach to improving operations and customer satisfaction using QlikView,” said David Telford, Senior Director of Global Manufacturing & High Tech Market Development at QlikTech. “LARSON was recognized for its ability to put BI in the hands of its users and improve operations. This empowers LARSON to successfully deliver a competitive advantage and maintain its position as the largest manufacturer of storm windows in the U.S.”
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