DVL Uses QlikView to Cut Monthly Reporting Time By 72%

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With Department Heads Able to Access Their Own Data, the Company Saves $81,000 in Staff Time

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Before QlikView, our accounting staff took 10 business days to build a 240-slide PowerPoint presentation embedded with Excel tables, for a Monthly Operating Review

QlikTech, the world's fastest-growing Business Intelligence (BI) software company, today announced that DVL, a leading provider of solutions for 7 x 24 mission-critical data centers, reduced reporting time by 80 hours a month, making full reporting possible in just four days and putting timely, agile reporting capabilities directly in the hands of department heads. Using the QlikView BI tool, these executives no longer have to wait 10 business days for accounting or IT staff to build reports, representing an annual cost savings of $81,000. In just days, DVL was able to create QlikView applications and deploy them without extensive training.

Key Facts:

  • QlikView helped decrease reporting time by 72% and increased efficiency across departments and processes
  • Saved $81,000 by cutting reporting time from 112 hours/month to 32 hours/month
  • Replaced static Excel reports with dynamic, interactive applications
  • Executive and sales dashboards enable real time insight into sales, inventory, and financial behaviors

"Before QlikView, our accounting staff took 10 business days to build a 240-slide PowerPoint presentation embedded with Excel tables, for a Monthly Operating Review," said Seán Cotter, DVL's Chief Information Officer. "Despite this effort, managers had little transparency and would leave the meetings frustrated that they could not drill down to critical information."

A CEO request for more efficient and interactive reporting led Cotter and the team to search for an effective BI solution able to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamic CRM, and several Microsoft SQL data sources. They sought an affordable tool that would require little training, ease the stress on over-burdened executives, and put analysis in the hands of department heads. DVL reviewed Cognos and other BI packages, including Microsoft Scorecard, before choosing QlikView.

"After seeing QlikView in action, we knew we'd found the best solution," said Cotter. "Both our president and CEO walked out of the first meeting with QlikView ready to buy. In the end, the sales cycle took a month and two months after implementation we'd cut reporting time in half."

QlikView's innovative in-memory solution connects related data from multiple source systems and provides users with information necessary to make optimal decisions quickly. DVL was able to create one master dashboard that dynamically changes content depending on a user's credentials. Each of the company's 13 departments uses this dashboard for daily analysis of departmental activities. And department heads leverage the power of QlikView to know how their unit is performing long before end of month reports.

"Businesses simply do not have time to spare - every minute counts toward their bottom line," said Bob Langer, President of QlikTech Americas. "Using QlikView, companies like DVL can put answers in the hands of decisions makers and free up IT and administrative staffs to focus on more productive activities. These changes create more time for the strategy, planning, and process improvement necessary to thrive in today's market."

About DVL
DVL provides totally integrated solutions for customers' 7 x 24 mission critical needs. Representing Liebert, a division of Emerson Network Power, the leading manufacturer in the world of critical HVAC, AC/DC power systems, and equipment cabinets, DVL has assembled the most respected team of mission critical experts in the industry. DVL is headquartered in Bristol, PA and employs approximately 100 people.

About QlikTech
QlikTech is the business answers company. Its flagship product, QlikView, enables organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of their data to make better decisions that improve business results. Unlike traditional BI solutions, QlikView delivers immediate value with payback measured in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. Through QlikView's disruptive, in-memory associative approach, business users have experienced unprecedented success and satisfaction. QlikTech is the only company in this market that offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. QlikTech grew by 50% in 2008 and has more than 10,500 customers in 92 countries and over 700 partners worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.qlikview.com.

QlikTech and QlikView are trademarks or registered trademarks of QlikTech International AB. Other company names, product names and company logos mentioned herein are the trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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