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Case Study

Roofing distributor engages in a comprehensive assessment to improve analytics

Rain falling on a roof
Case Study

Roofing distributor engages in a comprehensive assessment to improve analytics

Client background

This company is one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of roofing, siding, windows and other select exterior and interior building products, tools and related supplies. They have grown to become a national organization with facilities in 49 states.

The business challenge

The client utilized a large footprint of legacy database and data transformation engines that had reached end-of-life. These legacy software packages created complexity, reliability and performance issues that affected operational and strategic business reporting and analytics.

Strategy and solution

Together with the client’s data team, Baker Tilly Digital conducted a comprehensive assessment of the existing data environment, processes, data pipelines and source code. This assessment included:

  • A designed approach to convert legacy source code and processes to modern database engines and processing tools
  • Integration testing and quality assurance (QA) processes into the development lifecycle, minimizing risk of impact on existing business-facing reports and analytics
  • An Agile-based approach to development, enabling the project team to have granular visibility into progress and priorities

The client was able to sunset their legacy systems far ahead of schedule, enabling them to simplify their data platform, reduce risk and improve performance and reliability of business-critical reporting and analytics.

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