Case Study: Private-Equity Owned Automotive Parts Distributor

What Gets Measured Gets Managed

About this Project

A large-scale direct-to-consumer brand experiencing tremendous growth was grappling with its native ERP’s inability to produce meaningful and timely reporting due to the strain caused by the billions of transactions logged in their systems annually. 

In line with the company’s guiding values, senior management was concerned with and seeking to better understand and manage their business's environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) impact.

Leveraging their in-house data teams, the company attempted to produce reports which could identify the level of plastic within their ecosystem (from purchase to sale) to reduce these levels as much as possible.

Overlay was already engaged with the company to provide enhanced financial reporting,  leveraging our existing data warehouse, Prism’s metric definition capabilities, and standardized models to produce custom reporting, which was capable of detailing the level of plastic in near-real time via custom dashboards displayed via Pulse.

Overlay’s approach allowed the customer’s finance department to monitor plastic usage in the same way it monitors and analyzes inventory: by vendor, geography, product category, etc.

As a result of the near-real-time tracking and ability to analyze trusted data through a single source, Management has begun including ESG reporting and progress updates in their regular monthly reporting packages and has been able to quickly isolate and migrate towards alternative vendors who help the organization achieve its ESG goals.


ERP was unable to produce meaningful and timely reporting

Billions of transactions logged in their systems annually caused a slowdown

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