As the parent company of the fastest-growing sports league in the world for MMA (mixed-martial arts), Zuffa knew a thing or two about fighting. When Danny Bazan was made Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Zuffa, he knew he had quite a challenge ahead of him: wrestling his employee's nights and weekends away from the spreadsheet.
Zuffa, the parent entity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has 40 million U.S. fans, and even more millions around the globe. They even have more fans than the National Hockey League, which has been around for 100 years.
With their unprecedented growth and reach, though, Zuffa had neglected updating back office technologies and processes. Bazan notes:
"I could go to five different people and get five different answers. It was a terrible process. But, the company had grown so much without even knowing what they were spending. How much more could we have made or grown if we would have managed it properly?"
Bazan turned to Hubble to help him in the ring. Learn more about how Hubble helped Bazan:
- Get information out faster to his users
- Create a unified dashboard system with standardized reports
- Turn their actuals from a three-week process to one that now only takes hours
Jean Baptiste Su from TechPulse 360 interviews Bazan about these changes in this video. Watch it now and then read more about how Zuffa came out on top by knocking out their spreadsheets.