Con-way selects MicroStrategy for performance management software

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MicroStrategy Inc., a worldwide provider of business intelligence software, has announced that Con-way Inc. has selected MicroStrategy’s Business Intelligence Platform for performance management applications across its enterprise.

As its primary performance management software platform, Con-way plans to use the MicroStrategy applications throughout its operating companies to perform a number of different analyses and reporting activities, including:

  • Creating and examining performance metrics and conducting analyses across multiple areas of its business operations;
  • Automating and improving the timeliness of performance and operational reports; and
  • Building improved business monitoring and forecasting tools.
  • Once fully deployed, Con-way expects the business intelligence applications to be used by some 3,000 employees in sales, operations and finance. The applications are expected to help the company gain more effective and accurate insight into business performance, enabling better decision-making with the goal of reducing inefficiencies and improving financial and service performance.

    “Business intelligence is a foundational element and a strategic priority that we believe can deliver significant improvement and competitive advantage to our operations,” says Sean Devine, Con-way Freight’s vice president of engineering. “MicroStrategy will be instrumental as a performance management tool that provides timely, effective insight into our business operations. It’s a proven product that provides for flexible and dynamic analysis and can be adapted for the needs of our business.”

    “MicroStrategy is a natural fit for Con-way and its plans to deploy business intelligence across its enterprise,” says Sanju Bansal, chief operating officer of McLean, Va.-based MicroStrategy. “Our platform delivers comprehensive reports and analyses that can serve as critical tools for companies committed to improving operational efficiencies and enhancing business performance. We are proud to count Con-way as a new MicroStrategy customer.”