Promotional Products Manufacturer Transforms Business Using Logi Analytics

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Company Leverages Early Successes of Logi Info’s Embedded Analytics, Extends Solution to Other Departments

We found Logi Info’s interface to be very intuitive...and the cost of the solution aligned best with our lean BI needs.

Logi Analytics, the authority on embedded analytics, today announced that SnugZ USA, which provides suppliers and distributors in the promotional products industry with lanyards, glasses cases and other accessories, used Logi Info to embed data visualizations into its existing systems, improving its manufacturing operations and saving the company time and resources.

In order to derive crucial insights related to their manufacturing processes, SnugZ USA, which has more than 250 employees, was trying to build dashboards inside its SharePoint system using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), but found it very difficult to do. Additionally, business decisions were being delayed by employees needing to switch between multiple applications in order to obtain accounting data and other information on the fly.

“We evaluated numerous BI solution providers, but some had functionality we just didn’t need, and most had prices that were astronomical,” said Patrick Elliott, information technology manager, SnugZ USA. “We found Logi Info’s interface to be very intuitive, making it easy for us to write reports; we were able to build new dashboards with Logi Info within a couple hours of having the software, and the cost of the solution aligned best with our lean BI needs.”

Using Logi Info, SnugZ USA was able to quickly put numerous charts and gauges on their SharePoint server, and report on accounting and manufacturing data from their Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM systems. Now, SnugZ USA is reporting on their manufacturing tables and showing how many line items are scheduled to ship each day and where they are in production. Other data visualizations include the total quantity of items shipping, a calendar with their upcoming manufacturing pipeline, and a bullet bar showing pieces remaining to be shipped.

They are also displaying a variety of accounting data such as income statements, cash balances, receivables vs. payables, and sales gauges showing daily sales, as well as monthly sales against goals. SnugZ is also using Logi Info to create tables for their HR department to track employee data, and they plan to install LCD screens to display their new gauges on the shop floor.

“SnugZ USA was able to use Logi Info to quickly design and deploy Web applications that delivered critical analytics to users within the systems they were familiar with – eliminating the need for users to learn a new application,” said Brett Jackson, CEO, Logi Analytics. “SnugZ USA also found that they can use Logi Info to handle additional challenges across other areas of their company, and ultimately transform their entire business.”

This year, Logi Analytics was moved to the “challengers” quadrant of the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report in only its third year in the research. The company’s position was based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision as it continues to deliver on its value proposition of ease-of-use, rapid time to deployment, and embeddability.

About Logi Analytics (http://www.logianalytics.com)
Logi Analytics enables organizations to put information to work by allowing them to create web-based BI and analytic applications that can be integrated directly within the applications, systems, and processes that support their business – all at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Unlike traditional BI platforms that are complex and costly, Logi Analytics technology allows organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, and adapt applications to serve business users without extensive development or professional services. Logi Analytics is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with sales and support offices in the UK serving Europe. The company is a privately held, venture-backed firm with investments from Updata Partners, GroTech Ventures, and Summit Partners.

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