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Case Study: Quick
Quick, the largest European fast-food chain, found it challenging to oversee operations and communicate among its 404 locations. With an old spreadsheet-based

quick bidz  Study: Quick Quick, the largest European fast-food chain, found it challenging to oversee operations and communicate among its 404 locations. With an old spreadsheet-based system, 50 to 70 percent of the company’s time was spent on obtaining data rather than acting on it. The company can now rapidly integrate and access data, so management spends more time on expansion than on data management. Find out the new system’s other benefits.

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