Case Study

8Point8 Support Ltd
Achieve Smart Stocking with Hopton Analytics  



Company Name: 8Point8 Supplies
Date: February 2023

8Point8 Support works in telecoms, renewable energy, and construction. They design and build mobile telecoms towers, support rail and media infrastructure in the UK and around the world. 

About 8Point8 Support

8Point8 is a UK company that provides a range of services for the telecoms, renewable energy, and construction sectors.

With over 25 years of experience, they have established themselves as leaders in the design and build of mobile telecoms tower infrastructure, as well as supporting rail and media infrastructure projects across the UK and abroad.

They also offer facilities management and electrical engineering solutions for their clients, ensuring quality, safety, and efficiency. 

8Point8 Support

“Hopton Analytics was recommended to us. They’ve experience of course with Business Intelligence tools such as Power BI and they know Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC). This made our decision easy. Once we’d explained what we wanted, the team got to work and delivered what we’d asked for, and then some!”

Arron Ilasz-Marsden

IT Director, 8Point8 Support Limited

The Challenge

Inventory control is crucial for companies to boost their productivity, space usage, and stock usage. A recent study shows that these can improve by 25%, 20%, and 30%, respectively, with proper inventory management.

8Point8 had a hard time knowing where their Fast, Slow, and Non-Moving (FSN) stock was in their warehouses. They had this data in their Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) system, formerly called Dynamics NAV, but it was not clear or accessible. They often guessed where to put their FSN stock.

Hopton Analytics helped 8Point8 solve this problem. They created a visual warehouse mapping tool that shows the FSN stock information and the optimal locations for stock picking.

The Approach

The Power BI team at Hopton Analytics wasted no time in getting started on the project.

After just two initial discussions, the Hopton team had a clear idea of what 8Point8 wanted to achieve with their inventory management. The team collaborated closely with the 8Point8 team to improve their existing meta-data within their ERP system, adding more details and categories to their stock information. This way, they ensured that the finished Power BI based solution could provide rich and relevant insights for better decision-making.

The Power BI team used their expertise and creativity to design and build a visual warehouse mapping tool that met 8Point8’s needs and expectations.

The Results

Thanks to Hopton Analytics, 8point8 can now manage their stock levels better. They can see where their FSN stock is and where to put it for faster picking. They can also do FSN analysis in real time. This saves them money and time in stock management. It also makes their warehouse staff more productive by up to 20%.

Do you want to achieve similar results in your business? Hopton Analytics can help you. We are experts in Power BI and data management. We can give you the tools you need to make smart decisions and improve your productivity. Don’t let your inventory management slow you down. Contact us today and let’s work together to make your inventory management more efficient and effective.




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