Red-D-Arc Welderentals, an Airgas company, is the largest provider of welding and welding-related rental products and services in North America with over 50,000 units in the fleet. It offers rental-welding equipment through over 50 service centres in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East as well as through Airgas Construction Stores and a dealer network that includes the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Kazakhstan and Australia.
PrecisionPoint has been selected by Red-D-Arc Welderentals to unlock data, critical to their business, which is currently stored in over 25 million records held in their Microsoft Dynamics NAV system. Utilizing an advanced design dimensional data warehouse and hyper-cube, PrecisionPoint software will allow Red-D-Arc Welderentals easy access to this consolidated data utilizing the powerful reporting tools delivered with the solution. Red-D-Arc Welderentals chose to acquire PrecisionPoint Software by signing their Subscription Licensing Option. Without being tied into a long-term contract, Red-D-Arc Welderentals will benefit from rapid speed of deployment and will be able to produce meaningful cross-functional reports and analysis across the entire organization in a matter of days.
Henry Zuraw, IT Director Red-D-Arc Welderentals, first met with PrecisionPoint at Microsoft Convergence, March 2012. He commented: “We started to talk about our needs and we were impressed by PrecisionPoint’s focus on providing a flexible environment for reporting. We have very specific and detailed requirements for our inventory reporting and PrecisionPoint meets our challenge. With over 25 million records in our Dynamics implementation our current reports take forever to run as each report must aggregate data each time a report is run. With the help of PrecisionPoint, we will have a flexible and extensive environment making analysis faster and at the same time, enhancing drill-down capabilities for improved decision making. The level of analysis offered by PrecisionPoint blew us away and we jumped on them.”