I have enjoyed working with Cogent Analytics the past four weeks. At the beginning of the project, they guaranteed a 2:1 ROI on the investment, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical at the beginning, but they more than delivered what they promised. They put in place an excel program to control our labor productivity in the company departments, which was out of line with current sales. Thanks to Cogent’s labor budgets, we made changes to our labor pool resulting in an annual savings of $268,000.
Ivan is currently enhancing the excel program to help us manage other areas of the company. These include: AR collections, evaluate profitability of all sales, products, product lines and customers, and generate Lexmark rebates with a click of a button. Once completed, this will no doubt save CEL a lot of additional money.
A lot of progress has been made the past four weeks, however there is still much work to be done. Cogent needs to put together the KPl’s for my management team, as well finishing their training. I hope to have them back in the next few weeks so they can finish the project.
I am extremely happy with the deliverables and have no qualms about referring business your way. I definitely plan on using Cogent when future needs arise.