As the business grew, so did an ongoing challenge for Leverage Corporation CEO Norman Harber. With a background in web development, infrastructure and security, he developed their own data warehouse by transferring Excel spreadsheet logic into Microsoft Power BI on the front end and Azure Cloud for back-end data storage.
His system worked fine for day-to-day contract tracking in the early days, but Leverage Corporation had now grown to provide tech assessments, assets, scorecards & vendor KPIs for clients. Labor-intensive home coding and an array of purchased plug-ins still couldn’t deliver the UI he needed for his clients.
“Something funny happens when you build your own data warehouse,” said Harber. “To stay competitive, you have to keep putting more money into it. I was looking at a $250-$300K investment to bring my product to 80% of where I needed it to be.”
Harber knew there had to be a better way.