PLATFORMS: Two IBM mainframes (ES9000 and 3081), three IBM AS/400 Series 30S, 310, F45 and RiscSystem 6000.

BACKGROUND: Monfort, a division of ConAgra Meat Companies, is an international, multi-billion dollar meat company with headquarters in Greeley, Colorado. PROBLEM SOLVED: Originally a Colorado family owned cattle feeding business, Monfort's operations have expanded dramatically to encompass cattle feeding, beef and lamb processing, and international distribution. Monfort implemented DataTracker, a client/server data warehousing application from Silvon Software, Inc., to provide decision makers throughout the company with a robust business intelligence solution. Competitive pressures and challenging margins forced Monfort to get closer to the market and its customers.

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