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    Global Partners Unifies Data Sources With Attivio

    Tech solution integrates data for easier analysis.

    WALTHAM, Mass. — Global Partners LP implemented Attivio, the Data Dexterity Co.’s, Data Source Discovery solution to analyze and optimize data throughout its entire organization.

    Waltham-based Global Partners, a master limited partnership that operates Northeastern U.S. convenience stores as well as many midstream assets, is using the technology solution to automatically build a semantic data catalog of all enterprise data so that data managers and analysts can quickly and easily identify the information they need.

    "Like all companies, we maintain a variety of applications that support our operations, and therefore, have a variety of data sources to which our business users need access. In order to conduct more comprehensive analysis of activity and results for our approximately 300 company-operated convenience stores, we need to integrate data such as store sales, accounting, and additional data from internal and external sources," said Avi Gusman, Global Partner’s senior director of business intelligence and data management. "Unifying this information into data views for our merchandising managers is time consuming. Attivio should allow us to expedite this process dramatically, enabling business users to perform analysis that might otherwise take too long."

    According to Attivio, after building virtual data models, users of its Data Source Discovery solution can immediately provision their models to business intelligence and advanced analytics tools.

    "Avi's team quickly identified the levers that would enable Global to do more with data and analytics," said Stephen Baker, CEO of Attivio. "By relying on Data Source Discovery, Global gains immediate visibility into the right information for analysis, enabling the business to drive revenue opportunities. Attivio's focus for Global is to enhance the overall master data environment, including the analysis of unstructured content."

    Newton, Mass.-based Attivio, the Data Dexterity Co., is a software provider whose products are designed to empower its customers to get their hands on their right data and to work with it quickly in an effort to make the right decisions.

    Global Partners LP is one of the largest independent owners, suppliers and operators of c-stores and gas stations in the Northeast.


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