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Health & Beauty - Education


Neill Corporation operates a family of businesses serving the high-end beauty, salon and spa markets. They are a distributor of AVEDA  products for a 7-state region in the US: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, and they also offer a full suite of education training services across multiple AVEDA Institute locations and develop technology products like SalonBiz and SpaBiz.

Company Size

200 Employees


Hammond, LA

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Powering the Social Enterprise at Neill Corporation

The Challenge

  • Neill Corporation had siloed, fragmented data, resulting in inconsistent information across sales teams, salon sites and AVEDA Institute locations
  • Relying on manual data entry, spreadsheets, and printouts limited visibility into Salon information (i.e. order history, # of chairs, stylists)
  • Neill Corporation was seeing significant time lags between what was happening in the field, and that information being communicated to leadership
  • Inability respond to trends in salon issues, challenges and performance
  • Disconnect between ERP system handling order management and legacy CRM handling sales data

The Solution

  • Deployed sales cloud across salon development partner team and support resources
  • Implemented online game plan dashboards including desired outcome of activities, ‘how to accomplish’ recommendations and ‘tools needed’ for comprehensive sales cycle support and real-time knowledge sharing
  • Integrated and streamlined order history by integrating Oracle, via Informatica Cloud
  • Developed custom app, enabling field reps to log activities via iPads and mobile
  • Implemented Chatter to enable real-time collaboration & knowledge-sharing across teams

The Results

  • Maximized investments in existing back-office systems with platform flexibility and ease of integration
  • Increased sales productivity & dramatically improved sales effectiveness across teams – saving each rep an hour a day
  • On-demand access to education information management on one platform
  • Significantly improved data accuracy via near real-time mobile updates has enhanced revenue forecasting and sales intelligence
  • Greater visibility into key business metrics and performance trends across sites, enabling more targeted, data-driven improvement strategies
  • More motivated, results-driven sales team

Our Salesforce solution is fully aligned to our business. Field reps now have on-demand access to their accounts in the field, greatly improving our sales effectiveness and productivity.

Edwin Neill
President, Neill Corporation