The Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIOs

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Tamara Barr, IS Vice President/CIO, Continental Mills

Industry: Consumer/manufactured goods

Challenge: Rapid change over the past year caused a dramatic increase in company size, staff and complexity. To support this growth, implementing new ways of managing data without adding resources was critical.

Innovation: A cross-functional team implemented a business intelligence and analysis application that is now used extensively by many. The project fulfilled the goal of having a tool that provides accurate, real-time business information that allows users to make better decisions by quickly analyzing data.

ROI: Business teams now have a robust mobile-enabled end user-controlled environment that allows for quick analysis of business questions, and is driving better business results and facilitating growth. It was able to retire several applications that required significant time on a daily basis for regular upkeep and maintenance.

Solution provider/vendor partners: Microsoft, Tableau Software, Decision Path Consulting

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