We are not able to name names or quote the monies involved, but they are big names and involve large amounts of money - here are a few success stories:
A food distribution organisation in the UK was finding that increased sales did not mean increased revenue. In the early 21st Century, they implemented a data warehousing solution and to their horror, found that 80% of their sales were generating losses due to high distribution costs for small order volumes.
The next day, they implemented a delivery charge for orders under a certain threshold and worked over the next year to substantially reduce distribution costs. They are now very profitable.
Strangely enough, a large multi-national chemicals company found that it was spending a huge amount of money on specialist technical skills to load data into their transactional systems.
Applications were built by Bleeding Edge to completely remove the need for specialist technical skills. Time to market, specialist resource costs and requirement misinterpretation have been minimised if not eradicated.
A large research organisation was under pressure from the UK Government to reduce administrative and infrastructure costs.
After Bleeding Edge introduced a data warehousing solution, the organisation was able to align its project costs accurately to cost centres and established that a substantial volume of administrative and infrastructure costs were in fact scientific and scientific support costs.
By moving costs and encumbrances to the correct cost centres, the organisation was able to reduce duplicated costs and comply with Government spending regulations.
A large financial organisation was experiencing challenges in obtaining an holistic view of its HR data.
In partnership with Bleeding Edge, an analytical system was introduced that has provided the organisation with an estimated 3 years competitive advantage over its peers in UK Banking. Internal and external reputation and credibility have been substantially enhanced and the management of attrition of high performers alone will ensure that the Organisation becomes the place to work within the next 3-5 years.
For every organisation that survived through business intelligence and insight, innumerable organisations have failed through lack of business intelligence and insight.