Hercules Aims to Gain Traction With WebFOCUS
Hercules Tire & Rubber Company has reportedly installed Information Builders WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform to develop web-based dashboards and self-service reporting applications for managers throughout the organization. Hercules will use WebFOCUS to analyze sales data, manage inventory levels, synchronize warehouse operations and improve fill rates.
According to the news reported by IT publication ebiz, Hercules uses an Activant Eclipse distribution management system to manage its worldwide operation, but this is said to lack “user-friendly reporting and analysis capabilities, which motivated the IT department to implement a new BI environment.” Once Hercules is in full production mode, about 100 members of the sales staff, from reps to managers, will depend on WebFOCUS for various types of information.
“We run a very complex supply chain that requires precise purchasing, shipping, warehousing, and fulfilment processes,” said Terry Kin, vice president of information services at Hercules Tire & Rubber. “These types of operational metrics are hugely important for a distribution company. The better we can monitor that supply chain and keep our trading partners informed, the more efficient and profitable we will be.”