Cargill, Incorporated is an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services with 98,000 employees in 61 countries. The company provides distinctive customer solutions in supply chain management, food applications, and health and nutrition.
INFINITE Corporation empowers Cargill’s business segments to analyze and report on its varied operations by providing a web-based multi-dimensional view of its information.
INFINITE Software’s BABY/OLAP solution plays an important role for financial and line managers to see what’s going on inside their individual business units. INFINITE Corporation allows those managers to quickly drill to different levels and multiple dimensional views of detail. This established criteria for “what if” cost scenarios.
Cargill has worked to develop the best possible enterprise reporting infrastructure that empowers employees to obtain any piece of data critical to increasing sales or improving project efficiency. The INFINITE Corporation implementation, called BABY/OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing), plays a key role in delivering this information to the end user.
With INFINITE Corporation technology, Cargill employees are able to understand what is going on at any given project location across their enterprise in multiple database and platform environments. Field and headquarters managers can quickly view project costs and profitability trends at any location and make decisions on the fly that can add dollars to the bottom line. As a result of using the INFINITE Corporation platform, Cargill is realizing significant benefits (including high ROI) through improved project management decisions, more timely responses to information requests, cost reductions efforts, and enhanced employee productivity.
Cargill builds upon the INFINITE Corporation Information Platform
Cargill deployed the BABY/OLAP platform to anchor all of its business intelligence applications. BABY/OLAP was used as a critical element to provide the analysis functionality and security features needed to support varied project plans. Easy deployability, simple maintenance, and greater ease-of-use found in BABY/OLAP made it easier for both the IT support staff and end users to use this tool.
More than 70 users actively use BABY/OLAP™, an all-XML, intuitive interface, to build their own ad-hoc queries or run predefined data reports.
Several reasons influenced Cargill to select INFINITE Corporation as the company’s primary business intelligence platform. Cargill had a business relationship with INFINITE Corporation that spanned over a decade. The primary decision, however, to utilize BABY/OLAP was based on the BI knowledge of the Client Services team and the short implementation schedule required to implement the platform. BABY/OLAP provided all the major benefits of more expensive BI solutions at a fraction of their cost.