Learning Care GroupLearning Care Group

Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Learning Care Group, Inc. is the second largest for-profit child care provider in North America. An international leader in child education and family solutions, it provides early education and care services to more than 100,000 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years.

The challenge

Learning Care Group’s five brands maintained different systems, methods of managing data, and business definitions and metrics. Also, the company had no data warehouse for reporting and analytics, opting instead to capture data on a weekly basis and provide snapshots of the data to business users.

The solution

The organization selected WhereScape® automation software to streamline the data warehouse development process, and to engage business and IT staff in a collaborative way to rapidly deliver and expand an integrated data warehouse environment.

The results

Using WhereScape® RED, Learning Care Group generated and deployed a self-documented Microsoft SQL Server data warehouse in 120 days. IT staff can now provide iterations to business users, gather and incorporate their feedback, and delivered usable data to decision makers within 10 days. The new data warehouse eliminated redundant data and report requests and greatly reduced the number of reports that operations managers need to review, enabling more of their time to be spent with students and parents.

Learning Care Group

A combination of people, process and technology, with WhereScape® RED being a key ingredient, enabled Learning Care Group to deliver an information delivery platform with a limited budget and within a short time. It continues to provide the agility required to serve the company’s needs for business intelligence.

– Ahmad Malik, Director of Application IT Services, Learning Care Group