The first app was dubbed Consumer Sales and allows users to go on what Peters calls “a voyage of discovery”.
“[Users] can look at data – and compare data – about countries, locations, suppliers, sales date, product dimensions, segments such as snow and lifestyle, but also at external factors, such as climate data. And the nice thing is that, if you ask yourself a question you can find the answer straightaway. Which then allows you to immediately take action!”
Not only had Peters been able to give his colleagues access to data in ways they had never seen before, but now they were able to begin thinking proactively regarding the changing seasons. They could begin to anticipate trends and plan for what customers wanted before the demand reached critical levels.
Peters had immediate success creating the Consumer Sales app and generated even more organizational efficiency by creating a Wholesale app as well. That app focuses on partner retail shops and investigated data that is more closely tied to seasonal collections which do not fall within the quarterly finance reporting cycle.
For both retail management and e-commerce users at O’Neill Europe, Peters could not be more pleased with Qlik Sense:
“Qlik Sense is exceptionally fast. This motivates our users to drill down and to really start discovering. Qlik Sense is also self-service: because the application works extremely intuitively, our users can get straight to work without training. For us, Qlik Sense was really the next logical step to gain insight into our data, and increase the effectiveness of the business.”
As impressive an impact as the O’Neill brand has had worldwide: Peters was able to think ahead of that next wave and produce some gnarly results from his data using Qlik Sense.