Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in professional auto-racing, with over 350 major wins, more than 410 pole positions, and 23 National Championship titles. While their primary business centers on their NASCAR and Indy race teams through Penske Performance and Penske Racing South, the Penske Corporation operates a wide range of divisions in the automotive and racing industries, from providing custom engine design to managing a high-quality wind tunnel facility in Mooresville, NC.
Penske Racing found themselves trailing in their core business management processes, slowed by outdated hardware and a sluggish system. For an already burdened staff, the simplest day-to-day tasks were a constant struggle, forcing members to spend countless hours after end-of-day just to run reports and release batches.
Intellitec Solutions worked with Penske staff to improve their system performance and upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics SL. Penske Racing team knew they would need to carefully select the right partner for the job. In choosing Intellitec Solutions, Penske Racing found not only a partner with the expertise and capability to perform the upgrade, but also an easily accessible and helpful partner who understood the organization’s unique needs.
In addition to a smooth upgrade, Intellitec moved Penske Racing’s entire system to 2 new Microsoft SQL servers for a faster, more secure platform. In support of Penske Racing’s multi-company reporting environment, the Dynamics SL server utilizes Remote Desktop Services, so each employee can access the system from their own remote workstation; software installations for each workstation are not necessary.
Improvement in system processing time, and over all system performance, including:
- Master Data Security control, where Admins can select the level of detail displayed on the main maintenance screens for each employee.
- SQL Reporting Services for building custom reporting.
- Ability to seamlessly switch to separate books of accounts at the touch of a single button.
- Aged Inventory Reporting to assist with over 10,000 inventory items.
Today, Penske Racing’s financial and business management processes are back on track with Microsoft Dynamics SL, but more importantly, they have a trusted advisor in Intellitec Solutions. I really like working with Intellitec Solutions, said CFO Scott Miller, “they make me feel comfortable whenever I have a problem or question. They are always professional and knowledegable with me and my staff."