Building Materials Giant GMS Selects InetSoft's Business Intelligence Software

Gypsum Management & Supply Inc. to create an integrated view of sales data in real-time using Style Intelligence BI Software

Piscataway, NJ – Jan 24, 2012 - InetSoft Technology (www.inetsoft.com), an innovator in data mashup driven dashboard and reporting solutions, announced that Gypsum Management & Supply Inc. (GMS) has selected InetSoft’s Style Intelligence with the goal of presenting real-time data on sales, purchases and receivables to varying levels of GMS staff.  GMS is the largest independent distributor of drywall, acoustical and other specialty building materials in the United States and operates in 26 states, through a network of 43 subsidiary companies and more than 130 distribution centers.

Adam Taylor, Project Manager at GMS, is excited at the prospect of a new level of self-service BI for a very large population of GMS users who will be able to generate and print reports, create graphs, and view a snapshot of their current business performance. Dashboards and reports will be created from data mashups across multiple data sources. For the first time key performance measures will be consolidated into one system to provide easy access and enabling even better informed business decisions.  Taylor also cited ease of integration with existing operational systems, flexibility in the design process and cost-effectiveness from a licensing perspective as key factors in the decision to select Style Intelligence.

“We anticipate InetSoft's BI application will provide an intuitive platform with which we can generate easy to use reports and dashboards for our users.  By consolidating the data into interactive reports that are easy to read and access, our users will be able to quickly make business decisions based on current data.  In addition, using this system will eliminate the manual processes employees have had to complete to consolidate the data before the deployment of the InetSoft solution.  Removing these manual processes will allow for faster and more accurate data analysis,” said Taylor.  

Mark Flaherty, Chief Marketing Officer at InetSoft says that GMS’s use of Style Intelligence demonstrates how BI can help large organizations to effectively manage their information despite obstacles like geography, different time zones and data source incompatibility.

“When you have a comprehensive BI solution that is able to provide users with real-time data and bring disparate data sources together in a single unified view, you have the ability to create measurable improvements in day-to-day operations that will lead to improved performance in the long term. InetSoft recently sponsored a business intelligence survey conducted by The Bloor Group which found 14% of enterprises are deploying data mashup technology, so GMS is in a leading edge group of organizations,” said Flaherty.

Style Intelligence is a full-featured business intelligence solution for dashboard reporting that includes a powerful data mashup engine. End-users get visually compelling, highly interactive access to data, and IT gets a highly customizable, easy to learn and quick to deploy business intelligence toolset and information delivery platform. Data mashup capabilities allow for the integration of disparate data sources, enabling agile development and providing maximum self-service, while the application’s SOA architecture and open standards-based technology make for an ideal embedding and integration-ready application for dashboards, production reporting, and visualization.

To view a demo, live interactive examples, or read customer reviews of InetSoft’s advanced commercial business intelligence software, please visit www.inetsoft.com.

About GMS

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, GMS began operation in 1971 and is the largest independent distributor of drywall products in the United States. Our 43 subsidiary companies operate through more than 130 distribution centers across the nation. GMS is also a leading distributor of acoustical products including ceiling tile, grid, and FRP panels used in commercial applications. In addition to wallboard and acoustical products, GMS distributes metal framing, insulation, ready-mix joint compound, and various other related interior construction products. In total, GMS and its subsidiary companies distribute over 10,000 unique products.  For more information visit http://www.gms.com/

About InetSoft

Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that makes it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions. Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting. InetSoft’s patent pending Data Block™ technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup. This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft’s visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer. InetSoft solutions have been deployed at over 3,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.

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For more information, media and analysts may contact:

Mark Flaherty
InetSoft Technology Corp.
+1.732.424.0400 x 936
mark.flaherty@inetsoft.com
www.inetsoft.com

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“We anticipate InetSoft's BI application will provide an intuitive platform with which we can generate easy to use reports and dashboards for our users.  Using this system will eliminate the manual processes employees have had to complete to consolidate the data before the deployment of the InetSoft solution [which] will allow for faster and more accurate data analysis.”

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