Pacoma is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hydraulic cylinders. Over the course of more than 40 years, they have developed, designed and produced hydraulic cylinders of nearly every possible type. Their cylinders are extensively used in the construction machinery industry, the automobile industry, and in engineering applications as well as in logistics and material handling.
Pacoma was struggling to answer important business questions and to develop and maintain reports about material management, finance, quality management and other key areas of their operation managed in SAP ERP. As a result of manual data extraction using Excel which overloaded the staff and due to the lack of a dedicated BI tool, they had limited capacity to gain valuable insights
Value added by VirtDB
The combination of VirtDB Data Unfolder and the BI solution of Tableau Software immediately allowed Pacoma to automate data extracts from SAP ERP directly to Tableau Server daily and weekly. Thanks to Data Unfolder’s business logic data access and Tableau’s analytics platform, Pacoma eliminated 99% of manual data extracts coming from SAP. This way they can focus on delivering business insights much faster to make better-informed operational decisions about their overall business activities.