Imation Corp. is a recognized global technology leader in removable data storage offerings. With global business and a vast network, we've grown creatively, seeking value rather than familiarity in business tools. To solve a myriad of ERP reporting problems, we purchased a complete solution from DecisionPoint, pioneers of the auto-configured data warehouse. DecisionPoint also delivered financial analytics and Web-based reporting ­ all within a matter of weeks. The results have been fantastic, saving us time, labor and money while dramatically increasing not only our operational effectiveness, but also completely solving our ERP reporting problems.

When Imation moved from 3M legacy systems to Oracle Applications ­ a move from highly customized systems to a standard packaged solution ­ it was clear we needed more than Oracle Applications to continue running the business as we were accustomed. In building our own data warehouse, we hand-picked relevant data from more than 400 tables in Oracle Financials and built an Oracle Discoverer end-user layer to provide usability to the normalized database. Still, the data warehouse performance was inadequate and required high levels of maintenance.

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