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Estes Express Lines

The Center for Business Analytics is pleased to recognize Estes Express Lines as an honoree of the 2023 Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 Awards. Read more about how Estes Express Lines used analytics to solve a business challenge.


Bob Cournoyer, Senior Director of Data Strategy, BI and Analytics


Estes Express Lines



Business Challenge

Regardless of industry, customers are increasingly demanding access to data in real time. At many large organizations, however, data is spread out across various data systems. At Estes Express Lines, this issue forced each internal team to write its own code to access data from those systems. To meet customer demand and provide the necessary real-time information to internal stakeholders that would allow them to meet a customer’s shipping requirements, Estes Express began working to improve data integration and data management.

Analytics Solution

Estes Express applied Denodo’s data fabric, making all of its enterprise data available in one central location. This data accessibility has enabled Estes Express to manage, incorporate and distribute data to any customer or internal stakeholder in real time.


Estes Express’ new data strategy has not only reduced the time to market, but it has also allowed the company to cut down its number of SQL databases, reducing technical debt.