Chicago Virtual User Group: RXBAR's Journey From Excel to Modern Cloud Analytics


Aug 5, 2020, 5:00 – 6:00 PM


About this event

The Snowflake User Group - Chicago is getting together on Zoom for a chance to hear from Greg Brown, Sr. Operations Manager, Systems & IT for RXBAR and Sarah Shea, Managing Consultant at Aptitive.  Greg and Sarah will share how RXBAR made the transition from Excel to Snowflake, how they integrated data into Snowflake, what obstacles they overcame along the way, and where they’re going next in their data modernization journey. Whether you're just starting out with Snowflake, or are a veteran user, register now to join us virtually on August 5th at 12:00 PM CDT!

RXBAR, a Chicago-based manufacturer of protein bars, nut butters, and other healthy snacks, needed better access and visibility into their data in order to forecast distribution needs and plan for growth. With a highly manual process and heavy reliance on Excel for most data storage, cleaning, and reporting, they struggled with unreliable data, decentralized data and data silos, heavy reliance on manual data extraction, no cross-functional views, and multiple sources of truth. As part of a comprehensive Data and Analytics Strategy, Snowflake was deployed to manage their data management capabilities and lay the foundation for modern analytics and reporting in Tableau.

You will need to have access to Zoom to participate in this meeting. If you don't have access, please go to and sign up for a free account. We look forward to seeing you there!


12:00 PM | Welcome & Introductions

12:10 PM | RXBAR: From Excel to Modern Cloud Analytics with Snowflake

12:40 PM | Questions & Answers

12:50 PM | Closing Remarks & Announcements


  • Greg Brown


    Sr. Operations Manager, Systems & IT

  • Sarah Shea


    Data & Technology Consultant