Ace Hardware is a leading hardware wholesaler and retailer, stocking more than 4,800 independently owned and company-owned hardware stores in all 50 US states and more than 72 countries. In order to track and forecast demand more accurately, the company needed a way to analyze wholesale, inventory, and Point of Sale data from all of these stores in real time.

Challenges

  • Integrate wholesale, inventory, and Point of Sale data
  • View and track sales data in real time
  • Eliminate custom coding
Informatica has given us a robust and consistent platform to manage the flow of data into and out of our analytic infrastructure. In addition, we have solved other data movement problems with Informatica. Whenever we have a data integration opportunity, our first thought is now Informatica.
— Mark Cothron
Data Warehouse Architect
Ace Hardware

Results

60% Increased

developer productivity

50% Improved

infrastructure performance

Additionally:

  • Shortened reporting time from one week to real time
  • Enhanced pricing structures and marketing programs

Technologies Used

  • Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.