Two employees of a wholesaler/distributor in NYC spent almost all of their day each Friday producing inventory updates. It was a critical task, which needed to get done regardless of whether the team was shorthanded due to vacation or an unexpected availability issue. Dan raised the idea for and subsequently lead the automation of 95% of the work and in the process of doing so, made it so inventory updates were now automatically produced daily instead of manually on a weekly basis. In doing so, Dan engaged a programmer to handle an Excel macro and a FileMaker developer to handle items in the proprietary database. Then, Dan configured a machine in the cloud (Amazon WorkSpace) to run the “robot” that would connect to the FileMaker Server, create the Excel files with embedded product images, send them to Google, which in turn automatically synced on workstations of Sales Team, etc.