Los Gatos Tomato Grows Better with DrivenBI Cloud BI Solution

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Like many thriving organizations, Los Gatos Tomato's data requirements have outgrown Excel's abilities. SRK allows them to automate their reports and spend time on the actual decisions themselves.

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"SRK business Intelligence was the right fit for our company. SRK allowed us to build reports directly from the raw ERP data. The interface is user-friendly. The SRK team was very supportive throughout the whole process," said Gueye.

Located in one of the most productive tomato-growing regions in the world, Los Gatos Tomato Products is a partnership of four family farming operations in the Central Valley of California, growing and processing over 70,000 acres of tomatoes. DrivenBI, which hosts SRK, a cloud Business Intelligence (BI) platform, announced earlier this year that it has established a relationship with Los Gatos Tomato Products to help manage their data and bring data-driven insights into their operations.

Los Gatos Tomato Products process integrates planting, harvesting, processing, and shipping of high-quality tomato paste. Needing to analyze the high volume of product during production season meant sorting through data records for thousands of tons of tomatoes a day and monitoring the processing of hundred million pounds of tomato paste.

While Excel spreadsheets are the traditional analysis tool for any business, many companies such as Los Gatos Tomato have data requirements that outgrow Excel’s abilities. Too many inadequate reports and a great deal of manual data-searching equate to difficult and time-consuming efforts for visibility into day-to-day performances. Frustrated that they could not easily create the reports and analysis they needed, Los Gatos Tomato Products turned to DrivenBI to see how the SRK platform could drive real-time, accurate business insights and optimize their operations.

The Controller at Los Gatos, Magatte Gueye, evaluated and selected DrivenBI. "SRK business Intelligence was the right fit for our company. SRK allowed us to build reports directly from the raw ERP data. The interface is user-friendly. The SRK team was very supportive throughout the whole process," said Gueye.

The key to optimizing their analysis process with SRK was to clean up and centralize their data, ensuring that everyone was looking at one central and trusted view of the data – known in the business intelligence world as the single version of the truth. Initially focusing on one part of the operation allowed Los Gatos Tomato to successfully implement SRK and ensure accurate data and analysis logic.

It is a simple drag and drop interface to filter the shipment data and break it down by customer and product. Next, Los Gatos targeted simplifying their inventory data. With a 2-year shelf life for their paste, they use a first-in, first-out method to avoid product spoilage. Whether it is looking at inventory level by crop year, by customer, or by contract, all the data is centralized in SRK and delivers the right answers at their fingertips.

Los Gatos has transformed its analysis process with the robust analytical capabilities brought by SRK. Manual data manipulation is eliminated, business analysis is readily available, and interactive dashboards provide real-time visibility into their Sales, Inventory, and tomato bin data. Through automated analysis logic, future reports simply require new data to be uploaded into SRK.

With experience using the BI platform, Los Gatos is currently expanding its use to their accounting department, and plans to implement analysis for their tomato growers. SRK provides a crucial platform that not only simplifies Los Gatos’ data manipulation but would also improve collaboration between departments and partnered growers by providing valuable insights and better decision-making.

About Los Gatos Tomato
Los Gatos Tomato Products, headquartered in Fresno, CA, is a grower-owned tomato paste processing facility located in the Central Valley, one of the most productive tomato-growing regions in the world. Los Gatos is a partnership of four family farming operations that plant, grow and produce high-quality tomato paste tailored to needs or specifications. http://losgatostomato.com/

About DrivenBI
DrivenBI delivers a cloud-native self-service BI solution, SRK, that dramatically improves the productivity of business professionals who have switched from spreadsheets/ERP, embedded BI, and other traditional BI tools. SRK is a single centralized platform that gives users the ability to bring in their own data, build analysis according to their own specific dynamic requirements, and collaborate with colleagues with actionable sharing. http://www.DrivenBI.com

CONTACT: Kathleen Douglas, DrivenBI | kdouglas(at)drivenbi.com | (650) 867-1446

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