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Microsoft Case Study: Edgenet Improves Their Business Intelligence

Posted: Nov 10, 2014
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Author: Nicole Winn


About Edgenet
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Edgenet offers data solutions that help retailers and manufacturers market and sell products more efficiently.

Business Problem
Edgenet provides optimized product data for suppliers, retailers, and search engines including Bing and Google. Used online and in stores, Edgenet solutions ensure that businesses and consumers can make decisions based on timely, accurate product information. Its portfolio includes guided selling solutions such as new Ezeeguides tools that are designed to create a personalized shopping experience.

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Business Solution
To improve its own business intelligence, Edgenet decided to use the BI Semantic Model to create both tabular and multidimensional data models. The solution includes SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services and SQL Server 2014 PowerPivot for Excel, which is also based on SQL Server in-memory technologies. In addition, Edgenet is using Power View, an interactive data-visualization tool introduced in SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services.


Business Benefits
With SQL Server in-memory technologies, Edgenet has gained real-time access to product data, faster throughput, better customer satisfaction, and improved BI capabilities.


  • Achieves Real-Time Access to Data
  • Gains Seven Times Faster Throughput
  • Improves Customer Satisfaction
  • Enhances BI with Self-Service Tools



Read the entire case study here.

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