Challenges and New Business Opportunities


    Manual processes and Excel spreadsheets reduced visibility into the business and kept data siloed in different functions.

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    Poor vendor visibility meant missed opportunities to improve contract terms, build closer vendor relationships, or manage vendor promotions.

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    It was difficult to leverage data due to inconsistent collection, delays in analysis and uncertainty about predictive models.

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    Lacked an efficient way to manage its 30 delivery staff, including when and where they delivered goods.


    “We realized that our continued growth depended on our finding a system that could not only collect information, but also consolidate it across key functions and enable easy analysis. It also was important that it seamlessly integrate with our AS/400 server. Wovenware developed this system for us, and now we can quickly identify trends and new business opportunities,”

    Alfredo Suárez Serrallés, Colomer & Suarez

    Using Data for Greater Visibility and Smoother Operations

    • The food service distributor turned to Wovenware to more effectively collect and use its data. The outcome was a Business Intelligence (BI) tool, to define, track and analyze key data for sales reports, estimates, etc. and provide management with information to evaluate expected vs. actual performance.
    • The system also enables it to evaluate expected vs. actual performance through KPIs, based on data from purchasing, inventory, distribution, sales and other operations.
    • Wovenware also created a web portal that provides access to all the data in real-time, creating a workflow to support different contracts, promotions and campaigns per client. Now, all relevant staff can interact with the contract – from creation to closing.

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    Key Business Benefits

    Colomer & Suarez has seen significant improvement in its operations enterprise-wide.

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    • Better workflow and processes. To better manage contracts and offers, with better business processes
    • Improved employee performance, supplier collaboration. Greater visibility into data helps the company improve employee productivity and strategically manage vendor relationships
    • Increased operational effectiveness