Most boats are moved by propellers.
This one was moved by intelligence.
There are thousands of different types of boats, but to a boat dealer, there are really just two: boats that have been
sold and boats that haven’t. MarineMax, ® the world’s largest boat retailer, is using Cognos® business analytics software
to make sure its boats aren’t languishing in showrooms, hurting its bottom line. By better aligning inventory decisions
with customer demand, MarineMax reduced its planning cycle from 3 months to 3 weeks, cut costs by 48% and
ultimately moved more boats. A smarter planet is built on smarter software, systems and services.
Let’s build a smarter planet. ibm.com/insights
Data visualization of revenue
projections for monthly boat sales.
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