Coffee roaster La Colombe brews up rich reporting and analysis
If you live in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, or Los Angeles, and you drink coffee, you're probably familiar with La Colombe, a specialty coffee roaster with 30 locations.
Data Analytics Manager Andres Recalde says the company has a data team of just two people, so "we needed a tool that did a lot of the configuration and heavy lifting for us to get our data consolidated, and one that was flexible enough to take in most of our data sources.
"We looked at a couple of other cloud ETL platforms, but their pricing and lack of simplicity made them a no-go."
La Colombe settled on Stitch. The company integrates data from more than two dozen sources into its data warehouse, and "even with non-supported data sources, the Import API makes getting new data in a breeze," Recalde says. "Within one week of me joining La Colombe we had a system using Stitch, dbt, and Redshift that was more robust, real-time, and actionable than the previous solution. Within a month, we brought on Tableau, and have been rolling out actionable reporting and analysis ever since. Stitch has helped solve issues across our entire company, especially within Finance, Manufacturing, Hospitality (Wholesale) Sales, Retail Operations, and DTC (Ecommerce), and has helped us save hundreds of hours of time."
Recalde is also impressed that "for the entirety of using Stitch, I've never had to second-guess as to whether data is being replicated accurately once ingested. Any problems in data replication have always been identified as being in either the source system, the data extraction job, or in our target."
Recalde says La Colombe plans to continue using Stitch to expand the number of data sources they bring into their warehouse.
Stitch has helped solve issues across our entire company, especially within Finance, Manufacturing, Hospitality (Wholesale) Sales, Retail Operations, and DTC (Ecommerce), and has helped us save hundreds of hours of time.
Data Analytics Manager