As an office supplies retailer with online sales and 35 wholesale outlet stores nationwide, Office Products Depot applies a fresh perspective to a traditional business.
True to the dynamic nature of the business, OPD had trialed an external analytics service but wanted to move beyond the pre-set modules available to get true insight into performance. OPD were convinced that an internally managed solution which they could customise in-house was the answer.
“Demonstrable accuracy was key. We needed all our users to fully trust the BI software solution to get the full value from our investment.” Peter Wright, CFO, Office Products
How we helped
We built daily dashboard reports with key performance indicators to give all users access to critical performance measures.
“Theta was the reason this IT project worked so well. It was a matter of working with the right partner, who would deliver on time and within budget. Theta passed on their business intelligence knowledge so we could move forward with minimal assistance.” Peter Wright, CFO, Office Products
The graphical dashboards give high level visibility at a glance, and the ability to delve into the background information. The clarity delivered by this business intelligence solution informs decision making throughout the organisation, every day.
OPD users have quickly adapted to the BI software and are becoming increasingly self-sufficient.
“MicroStrategy gave us the ability to customise our reporting to our heart’s content – and we have the power to drill down to get the data behind the graphs.” Peter Wright, CFO, Office Products
“OPD are a fresh young company with a dynamic outlook. They were an ideal audience for the MicroStrategy software and predictably, didn’t take long to grab hold of the analytics and begin reshaping the reports to get more depth and customisation.” Chris Lines, Relationship Manager, Theta
About Office Products Depot
Proud to be 100% New Zealand owned and operated OPD are the largest independent business to business supplier of office products in New Zealand. They are committed to delivering the best service, regardless of business size or location.