Con-way selects MicroStrategy software for enterprise performance management
MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 28, 2008 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) has selected MicroStrategy's Business Intelligence Platform(TM) for performance management applications across its enterprise. Con-way is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and global logistics services company.
As its primary performance management software platform, Con-way plans to use the MicroStrategy applications throughout its operating companies to perform a number of different analyses and reporting activities, including:
-- Creating and examining performance metrics and conducting analyses across multiple areas of its business operations
-- Automating and improving the timeliness of performance and operational reports
-- Building improved business monitoring and forecasting tools
Once fully deployed, Con-way expects the business intelligence applications to be used by some 3,000 employees in sales, operations, and finance. The applications are expected to help the company gain more effective and accurate insight into business performance, enabling better decision-making with the goal of reducing inefficiencies and improving financial and service performance.
"Business intelligence is a foundational element and a strategic priority that we believe can deliver significant improvement and competitive advantage to our operations," said Sean Devine, Con-way Freight's vice president of engineering. "MicroStrategy will be instrumental as a performance management tool that provides timely, effective insight into our business operations. It's a proven product that provides for flexible and dynamic analysis and can be adapted for the needs of our business."
"MicroStrategy is a natural fit for Con-way and its plans to deploy business intelligence across its enterprise," said MicroStrategy's COO Sanju Bansal. "Our platform delivers comprehensive reports and analyses that can serve as critical tools for companies committed to improving operational efficiencies and enhancing business performance. We are proud to count Con-way as a new MicroStrategy customer."
About Con-way Inc.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Named FORTUNE magazine's "Most Admired Company" in transportation and logistics for 2007, Con-way delivers industry-leading services through primary operating companies Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload Services and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than- truckload (LTL) and full truckload and intermodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services, and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across five continents, including North America. For more information about Con-way, visit http://www.con-way.com.
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is available at http://www.microstrategy.com.
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