Monday, June 11, 2012

That's a lot of bananas!

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking with a Dodeca customer that is in the grocery business and they were talking about their new Dodeca-based labor planning application.  During the testing of their new system, one of their planners found an error in the amount of time that each grocery store allocates daily for placing bananas on the shelves.  That doesn't seem like a big deal, right?  Well, it turns out that it is a big deal.

The excess labor being allocated to this task totals about 30 minutes per day per store.  This particular customer has around 2,500 stores and has estimated the cost savings from this particular labor planning correction to be around $5,000,000 per year.  That's a lot of bananas!

This customer will be just one of four customers participating in a session with us at Kscope where they will be sharing more information about how they are using Dodeca and the cost savings they are realizing from the software.  If you are coming to Kscope, be sure to join us in our session entitled "Solving the Performance Management Puzzle: Dodeca® Customers Reveal Their Answers" on Tuesday, June 26 at 9:45 am.   If you are not signed up for Kscope12 yet, you can still join us by registering at


Unknown said...


So what exactly is DODECA? Does it only work with Essbase models or can you also link to other Oracle tables?


Tim Tow said...

Hi Joni,

Dodeca is the worlds fastest front end for Essbase and relational data. Our customers benefit from higher productivity from users of their systems, get a better return on investment on their corporate databases and lower their infrastructure costs compared to other systems.

You can see a demo of Dodeca online at or, if you prefer, I would be glad to setup a personalized demo to discuss how Dodeca can help your company and show you how the product works.