Redmond, Wash. -- Stein Mart announced the selection of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as the centerpiece of its new Mission Critical platform and subsequent business intelligence solution. As a result, company executives can use responsive forecasting tools, which have enabled them to quickly identify business trends within the company's 265 stores and to position the company for expansion.
"We had significant latency issues with our previous business intelligence solution. Having immediate access to sales figures, fluctuations in inventory and other data is critical for executive planning sessions," said Ilan Wajsman, director of IT for Stein Mart. "Not having that data would hinder the executives' ability to make the decisions that drive Stein Mart's growth."
Data processing frequently took more than 14 hours with the previous solution, but with its move to SQ