Food Distribution Supply Chain│ Software Development
Wovenware supports Colomer & Suárez with a Business Intelligence tool that enables the company to gather and evaluate critical data for better forecasting and planning.
Colomer & Suárez is a leading full-service distributor of food and consumer packaged goods, serving grocery and convenience stores in Puerto Rico. With exclusive distribution agreements with major grocery brands, such as Kraft Foods, the company is continuously growing its vendor partners. As part of its commitment to optimizing processes and implementing new technology, it sought the expertise of Wovenware to gain better visibility into its enterprise-wide data to make better business decisions.
Wovenware's collaboration with Colomer & Suárez has resulted in a data-driven approach to its operations. To develop the right solution, Wovenware leveraged the power of an Analytics Business Intelligence platform, QlikView. It also created a user-friendly web portal to streamline workflows, allowing sales representatives, account executives, managers, and administrative staff to better manage contracts and interact with vendors and other business partners.
Wovenware helped the company collect and more effectively use its data enterprise-wide. It designed a Business Intelligence (BI) tool built on QlikView, to define, track and analyze key data for sales reports, estimates and other analysis, and provide management with information to evaluate expected vs. actual performance. The solution was designed to be fully compatible with the company’s AS/400 server.
Additionally, Wovenware 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, sales representatives, account executives, managers and administrative staff can interact with the contract -from creation to closing, while boosting performance across the supply chain.
Technologies we take advantage of
Wovenware implemented Agile development methodologies to design a Business Intelligence (BI) tool built on QlikView.
The system enables the company to integrate sales, marketing and accounting data and share insights enterprise-wide. It also offers dashboards with the status of key operations and analysis oKPIs, including:
The company has implemented an advanced web portal that has resulted in better workflow and processes, particularly in managing contracts and offers. With improved business processes for creating, authorizing, reviewing, and approving contracts, the company can now better manage vendor relationships.
In addition to this, the company has also seen an improvement in employee performance and supplier collaboration. The greater visibility into enterprise-wide data has helped the company improve employee productivity and compliance, as well as client service in-store.