Computerworld Honors Scott Franzel of OFS Brands

Kathleen Moran's picture
 By | March 07, 2014
March 07, 2014

No matter the industry, mobile is the name of today’s game. Once considered “nice to have,” mobile technology options are now an imperative for businesses of all types, and those who fail to embrace them cripple their chances at future success.

Incorporating mobile into a company’s IT strategy is no simple feat, however. It takes a well-thought-out strategy, long-term planning, a clear understanding of business objectives and an intimate knowledge of the technology involved.

With this in mind, Information Builders is thrilled to congratulate Scott Franzel, vice president of information technology at furniture supplier OFS Brands Inc., on being named a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Scott was recognized for his role in equipping the OFS Brands sales team with mobile BI options that helped them report and sell more effectively, from anywhere in the field.

OFS Brands, Inc. is a family-owned corporation that is committed to providing socially responsible furniture and logistic solutions through better design, excellent performance, and innovative products and services. In 2012, the company began working with Information Builders to address its goal of enhancing the sales reporting process and equipping the sales team and other departments with the tools needed to increase flexibility, self-sufficiency and boost performance.

By implementing Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI platform, Scott was able to address these key issues for his sales team and equip end-users with vital, real-time information via any mobile platform. The benefits even extend to non-technical employees, who can now filter data via brand, region, or other metrics, visualize this information with an integrated mapping functionality, and drill into specific details for further analysis as needed.

The implementation has allowed OFS Brands’ sales representatives to be more competitive by drawing on real-time enterprise data to improve sales. In addition, OFS Brands’ IT team is able to devote the time and resources previously spent on report generation to more strategic projects and initiatives. 

The Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders list is compiled on an annual basis and honors 100 of the best and brightest IT executives for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative ideas and effective execution of IT strategies. Scott’s work in helping OFS Brands transform into a more data-driven company and ensuring continued success using data integration and data visualization is a perfect example of the excellence that this list recognizes.

Congratulations, Scott, on this great honor!