Florida-based Stein Mart, a large department store chain, wanted faster data reporting and new analysis capabilities. It switched from an IBM-based business intelligence system to a solution based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 built on HP technology platform. As a result, Stein Mart runs weekly sales reports in 3 hours instead of 14 and has reduced its monthly technology costs by U.S.,000. The company also has new tools for business analysis and forecasting.
Stein Mart worked with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Pragmatic Works to migrate the AS/400 environment to SQL Server 2008 and to convert data reports from the old system to the new system. Pragmatic Works deployed the solution on an HP DL785 G6 server and an HP StorageWorks MSA2000fc G2 storage area network.
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