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Organizations use business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools to empower business users with unprecedented customer and operational intelligence. More than ever, firms need to turn the data deluge streaming through their networks into insight that can be used to provide pleasing customer experiences while improving operations and reducing costs. It is time to run better, run different and run with Cognizant SAP Analytics.
Cognizant has a dedicated SAP analytics practice that supports SAP in-memory analytics, Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), information management, big data and predictive analysis, enterprise BI and agile visualization. Our Application Value Management centers of excellence offer solutions across the entire SAP BI and digital analytics services spectrum.
With a dedicated focus on innovation, Cognizant brings years of experience adding value to the customer through our in-house frameworks, tools and accelerators. Below is a snapshot of some of the key tools which have been leveraged to minimize efforts, nullify risks and increase quality assurance.
Cognizant actively participates in the partner ecosystem around SAP BI offerings. Cognizant has also partnered with SAP, Amazon Web Services, Horton Works and Hitachi for next-generation analytics product and capability formulation. We leverage our world class Global Innovation Center for SAP, which is the hub of SAP solutions in Cognizant. The center concentrates on development of industry solutions targeted at the whitespaces identified by SAP as well as development of prototypes and proofs of concept for customer scenarios in the BI and analytics space.
“The Cognizant team was the linchpin for the successful integration of the three system providers. It would not have been possible, within the timeframe, to have implemented this program successfully in our operations, without them. This program is a game-changer for our business.” - Vice President, Supply Chain, Global Packaging Solutions Company
“Selected Cognizant for this mission-critical engagement because of its consulting-led approach, its extensive experience in our industry and its expertise in SAP enterprise applications. By replacing disparate legacy systems from multiple acquisitions and harmonizing business processes, Cognizant is supporting our growth strategy and helping us provide the best customer experience worldwide.”- Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Leading Global Providers of Critical Technical Information
“Thank you, for a successful go-live and an incredibly smooth zero business disruption transition to the new system. I am in awe of your collective systems and SAP skills, your incredible stamina, your perseverance through many many obstacles we encountered along the way and your stewardship of the best and most comprehensively planned and most flawlessly executed large IT project I have ever been a part of. Successful, zero issues implementations like this do not happen every day.”- Chief Information Officer, US Based Specialty Healthcare Company
“We could not have accomplished our SAP upgrade without Cognizant team’s substantial contribution and integration within the project organization. Based on our actual previous operations costs and anticipated Azure costs, we estimate a financial economy of at least 25% per annum after starting running SAP on the cloud.”- Chief Information Officer, Leading Contracting Company in the UAE
“Cognizant leadership and the efforts of your team have enabled us to be successful in these initiatives. AMS support has also been very strong and fundamental to our ongoing operations. Thank you for the great work and we look forward to continued strong performance as we move forward with future work efforts."- Vice President, Business Applications, Global Packaging Solutions Company
A large consumer goods distributor in the Gulf faced issues in decision making from a lack of real-time data, slower system performance during month-end closing and inaccurate forecasting. The firm wanted a one-touch business view of its critical business segments.
We implemented an integrated HANA-based solution based on industry best practices for real-time operational reporting and delivered mobile-enabled Web reports and dashboards for executive management.
daily report run-time with key inventory reports run-time reduced from 2 minutes to less than 10 seconds
in user BI adoption through mobility enabling an on-the-go culture
maintenance across business units with exponential savings in cost
operations across three countries now managed at the touch of an iPad, which provides operational excellence
alerts on stock replenishment
A $32-billion U.S.-based engineering company handled BI requirements through dashboards and web application design reports that led to a lack of self-service capabilities and engaging visualizations. The client wanted to move towards more intuitive web-based reporting to increase user satisfaction and drive faster insights into business data.
We employed a rapid prototyping approach by creating wireframes for quick wins. Our Agile Development methodology resulted in short development cycles and faster time to market.
on-device, on-premise delivery of BI
usage and adoption by users
as well as granular level in a single view for top management
in reporting performance
A €14.3-billion leading paint and chemical producer was unable to view a single version of truth in its reporting and lacked concise reporting for top management, which affected the decision-making process.
We developed a scalable reporting solution that addressed the complex reporting needs across the organization and provided standardized reports. We recommended and implemented web reports and Dashboard 4.0 that allowed for slice and dice and drill down options for analysis.
presented in a crisp, visually appealing and easily decipherable form
reporting process with single SAP Business Objects reporting solution
reusability of reports
BI system landscape
Cost of Ownership
A $66-billion, U.S.-based leading multinational food and beverage firm wanted to rationalize its report inventory and report bucketing. The client’s business functions were not able to visualize a consistent transaction view.
We carried out an assessment for rationalizing the to-be-migrated inventory and leveraged Factory Model for iterative migration. We equipped the client’s end users with our in-house tools to perform purging and archiving.
Objects environment utilization through elimination of duplicate and trivial inventories
with what-if analysis to help quantify data quality issues
for detailed analysis
A £ 29-billion supplier of electricity and gas to businesses and consumers in the UK had disparate systems, leading to inefficient decision making and higher cost of maintenance. The firm wanted an integrated view of its business domain to roll out new services to its customers.
We conducted a global profiling exercise to identify de-duplication across different systems and developed a single customer view solution for both gas and electricity domains.
in data quality through mitigation of issues such as incorrect addresses, misalignments and incorrect metering
view solution for both gas and electricity domains
in maintenance costs
ERP Complexity vs. Business growth—at Odds or in Alignment Depends on Your Approach
A research program conducted by APQC, with support from Cognizant and SAP, set out to document the challenges faced by business leaders to address operating frictions caused by ERP landscape complexity. The research concluded that senior executives would be wise to undertake a sensible review of their current technology frameworks and consider remedial actions that do not require lengthy and widely disruptive change.
The HCM Imperative: Aligning Technology With the New Digital Employee
Recent research from Brandon Hall Group shows that there are financial repercussions from implementation of technology systems that are not directly related to the processes they were originally created to improve.
Elevating the Digital Employee Experience
To address the changing dynamic of a more digitally savvy workforce, HR organizations must tap into advanced analytics and harness ‘as a service’ delivery models to raise the bar on talent acquisition and development, as well as to inform new employee compensation and collaboration initiatives.
Transforming HR and Human Capital Management for Business Growth
Talent optimization is when an organization strategically uses all of its human capital to improve its business performance. The responses of HR professionals participating in APQC and Cognizant’s 2014 HR Strategy, Process and Technology survey reflect an understanding of the link between talent optimization and the ability to realize present-day CEO-driven objectives.
Talent as a Service: Enabling Employee Engagement While Boosting Efficiencies
Cognizant’s Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS) solution includes services focused on accelerating organizational value, by enabling cost-effective HCM transformation.
The Future of Retail is ‘Here’ and ‘Now’
To remain competitive in today’s real-time world, retailers need to more effectively read and respond to consumers’ digital fingerprints, or Code Halos, to anticipate their preferences and needs and deliver contextually-relevant, timely and inspiring shopping experiences.