Folens Publishers, an educational publisher based in Ireland, faced a unique challenge in selling its books and digital materials. Teachers in each class at over 4,000 schools in Ireland select their own texts and resources. The school shares the list with parents, who purchase the books for the next year. Over its 60 years of working with schools, Folens has tried many different methods for ordering that made tracking difficult and time consuming. It wanted a centralized purchasing process that would improve sales tracking and reporting.
Using its Power Platform expertise, Hikari delivered a new Power App that helped efficiently collect book list data from thousands of schools across Ireland as well as a Power BI dashboard to provide Folens with unprecedented sales insights—all within three months. With the help of Hikari and Power Platform,
Folens transformed reactive, paper-based operations to proactive, automated
business processes and paved the way for future insights using AI and
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