When we talk about game-changers in business we are relating the office to the world of professional sports, and in sports there has been no bigger game-changer than Michael Jordan. With six NBA championships, the Hall-of-Famer is a man who has changed basketball as we know it forever. Just like Jordan, Beeline.com is a game-changer in the world of Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS), where Beeline is the market leader. The company’s solutions are focused on reducing costs, enforcing policies, and improving the quality of contingent and project-based labor programs for Fortune 500 and Global 1,000 organizations.
As with any great innovator, success cannot be achieved alone. Michael could not have won six NBA championships by himself, and did so with the essential support of his teammate, Scottie Pippen. Just as Jordan needed Pippen, Beeline needs TIBCO Spotfire. Spotfire provides Beeline with the capability to improve their strategic planning through in-depth analytics containing key business intelligence. After using Spotfire, Beeline can now investigate trends in their reports and instantly address client questions to take their first steps toward gaining customer confidence. Spotfire is there to help make Beeline’s assists.
Prior to using Spotfire, Beeline and its customers would have to manually sift through piles of spreadsheets in their reports to try to understand endless amounts of data that was difficult to analyze, much less come away with any actionable insights. Too much time spent on the bench analyzing plays was preventing the company from making timely decisions on the court when they were necessary. However, when Beeline drafted Spotfire analytics, all of this changed.
Beeline’s customers benefit from Spotfire’s analysis capability in that it is interactive and easy-to-use, without any need to lean on IT to create data reports. Beeline even began developing an application based on the Spotfire platform called SmartView, which has become an additional source of revenue for the company. One instance of Spotfire and SmartView usage is with CareFirst, an independent licensee of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association. Handling over 3.4 million individuals in the mid-Atlantic United States, this large customer of Beeline uses many different types of contingent labor to supplement its workforce of thousands. CareFirst uses SmartView to help with performance and vendor report requests as well. Even Jordan had to spend hours at practice to perfect his game, and what took hours of development effort to create the reports for Beeline is now done instantly through Spotfire.
With the help of Spotfire and SmartView, Beeline was able to rebound the ball and their customers can now identify trends, detect savings opportunities, and understand spending as they never have before. TIBCO and Beeline together are definite game-changers, and make a championship team.