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1By Jessica Mendoza & John Ester Chapter 5 Case 2By Jessica Mendoza & John EsterApplebee’s, Travelocity, and Vista Print
2Applebee's Randall Parman Data base architect for Applebee’s international“Data are like gold”Started with data warehouse to analyze back of house performanceFront of houseMenu optimization quadrant
3Travelocity Dealt with a lot of unstructured data in forms of s, call centernotes, and customer commentsText analytics softwareCost efficientTravelocity will use text analytics software from Attensity to automatically identify facts, opinions, requests, trends, and trouble spots from the unstructured data.Travelocity links analysis with unstructured data to identify trends
4Vista Print An online retailer based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Provides graphic design services and custom printed productsSet out to find a web analytics package that could increase conversion rates and customer relationsTwo campsUp front aggregationNot up front aggregationVisual site applicationNew program from visual sciences inc
5Case Study QuestionsQ- What are the business benefits of taking the time and effort required to cerate and operate data warehouses such as those described in the case? Do you see any disadvantages? Is there any reason why all companies shouldn’t use data warehousing technology.
6Answer Question 1 - Benefits If not, missed opportunities and knowledgePrecursor to figure out if people are satisfied with your product without losing them as a faithful customerAble to analyze how employees are doing-DisadvantagesTimeEffortCostlyNot many-Security riskAll info stored in one place
7Question 22. Q- Applebee's noted some of the unexpected insights obtained from analyzing data about “back of house” performance. Using your knowledge of how a restaurant works, what other interesting questions would you suggest to the company? Provide several specific examples.
8Answer Question 2 How long does it take to cook popular items Amount of time spent on average with preparing each dishHow long does it take to get the food from the distributors?What are the most common distractions for the “back-of-house” employees?
9Question 33. Data mining and warehousing technologies use data about past events to inform better decision making in the future. Do you believe this stifles innovative thinking, causing companies to become too constrained by the data they are already collecting to think about unexplored opportunities? Compare and contrast both viewpoints in your answer.
10Answer Question 3By using data from past events a company does not get stuck in the past but can use the information as a tool to understanding good and bad choices they have made. With this they are able to repeat the good choices and find way to change the bad ones.A company can get stuck in the past events of the company and not focus on upcoming events. Only using data acquired from the past can stifle new creative ideas. Just because old ideas worked in the past does not mean they will work in the future. Things are always changing and being updated, therefore you need to continue to think of new creative ideas to solve the problems.
11Current UpdateAccording to Teradata.com, Applebee’s continues to run the same data analyzing system as mentioned in the caseAs of 2011 Travelocity continues to use the Text Analytic Software from AttensityAccording to the visual science’s site, Vistaprint continues to use the visual site application.