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Uncover innovation opportunities and new revenue streams with smart products and processes

OVERVIEW

Cognizant has developed ready-to-run, pre-configured solutions to cater to specific industry domains. The tools are best-practices based and leverage the deep knowledge and experience of our SAP experts.

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS

ENERGY DEMAND OPTIMIZER (EDOPT)

Energy demand optimization solution for energy and utilities industries jointly developed with SAP Co-Innovation Labs.

BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

  • Unpredictable fluctuations occurring in demand and supply during peak times
  • Meeting this fluctuating customer demand requires keeping a vast array of expensive equipment on constant stand-by
  • Supplier has to buy a costly supply from the generation companies to meet these demands
  • This financial burden is eventually passed on to the customers in their bills

BENEFITS:

  • 15% effective cost reduction for both suppliers and consumers by smoothening the demand curve at peak demand
  • Reduction of carbon emissions and carbon footprints through better utilization of transmission and distribution infrastructure and energy
  • Estimated demand reduction of more than 4.52% per day by running at least 3 programs per day
  • Increased demand visibility for the supplier, which helps provide a reliable energy supply

Note: Cognizant won the Technology Trailblazer – Runner Up award at SAPPHIRE 2015

GIS – SAP LINEAR ASSET MANAGEMENT

Unique solution to manage network of assets in asset-intensive industries like oil and gas and railways that provides geospatial display of critical assets, including linear assets

BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

  • Multiple, loosely integrated applications managing linear assets with lack of single source of truth
  • Time consuming processes to analyze, track and identify work location and schedule and track work status
  • Disconnected data from the field with limited analytics
  • Lack of big picture on the field assets

BENEFITS:

  • Maximizing return on investment: Manage continuous assets with dynamic segmentation within the existing enterprise ERP
  • Reduced downtime and improved efficiency: Effective maintenance strategy reduces downtime, thus increasing efficiency
  • Optimized maintenance and spare part planning: By providing day-to-day, big picture overview of the linear assets and spare part information via GEOgraphical Enablement (GEO.e)
  • Improved decision-making and fleet management: Improved decision making and resource management with minimal impact on assets by connecting to enterprise data anytime and anywhere
  • Improved safety and emergency handling: Access to real-time information about various conditions via OSIsoft PI and Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) to improve safety

LIFECARE

Ready-to-run, pre-configured solution for pharmaceutical industry that offers: 

  • Best practices reference architecture to accelerate implementation time
  • 31 Pharma specific scenarios
  • Spans materials management, warehouse management, sales and distribution, quality management, plant maintenance, finance and controlling

BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

  • Significant changes in market conditions, government regulations and declining R&D productivity are forcing life sciences companies to embrace new business models
  • Organizations are looking for cost-effective ways of implementing an SAP solution, combined with a predictable, lower risk approach that delivers a good ROI in the shortest possible time

BENEFITS:

  • 30% less time for implementation resulting in faster ROI
  • Conforming to pharma Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulatory compliance
  • Quality Adherence: Only QA approved vendors allowed in system
  • Reduced re-work: Elimination of redundancy and re-work required for initial design and architecture
  • User-friendly portal

RETAIL BUSINESS ACCELERATORS

Accelerator leveraging SAP Customer Activity Repository (CAR) for Real Time Offer Now, customer loyalty and experience and cross channel inventory optimization. Following are the key highlights of the solution:

  • Real-time data access, visibility and analytics
  • Relevant and contextual real-time offers enabled on customers’ mobile
  • Enhanced customer experience
  • Reduced delivery costs and ability to fulfill the order from store or warehouse inventory

BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

  • Lack of single, unified data platform for retail planning, forecasting and analytics
  • Lack of inventory visibility across channels and locations
  • Need for accurate demand forecasting
  • Inability to use customer data to deliver personalized brand experience

BENEFITS:

  • Customer-centric marketing: Personalized consistent brand experience across all channels to boost customer satisfaction and retention
  • Improved supply chain efficiency: Planning replenishments based on actual sales by channel to fulfill orders quickly and avoid stock-outs
  • Unified demand forecasts in seconds: Near-real-time information about multichannel customer transactions using in-memory technology
  • Gained real-time inventory visibility: Enabling real time transparency and ad hoc interventions without waiting for inventory postings

MERCHANDISER PROCUREMENT OPTIMIZER (MPRONTO)

Mobile-based solution developed jointly with SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) to enable optimized merchandize purchases for buyer/merchandizer

BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

  • Time consuming manual methods used to capture “buy in” information while on the go by buyers/merchandisers in retail organizations

BENEFITS:

  • Anytime, anywhere access to information
  • Assists in quick decision making
  • Enables effective negotiation
  • Seamless user experience
  • Vendor performance dashboards
  • Dynamic creation of purchase orders
  • Enables real-time assessment of buying plans

MOBILE SHIPMENT UPDATE MANAGER (MSUM)

Mobile solution that provides real-time update of shipment status and is integrated with the backend ERP system.

BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

  • Up to 40% of goods in retail is always in transit
  • Real-time status of the goods in transit is not known due to batch job updates

BENEFITS:

  • Helps reduce number of intermediate systems between updates thereby providing seamless tracking
  • Scalable robust solution which can be hosted on cloud
  • Automatic workflows generated about successful shipment deliveries leading to customer satisfaction

INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS

  • ENERGY DEMAND OPTIMIZER (EDOPT)
  • ENERGY DEMAND OPTIMIZER (EDOPT)

    Energy demand optimization solution for energy and utilities industries jointly developed with SAP Co-Innovation Labs.

    BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

    • Unpredictable fluctuations occurring in demand and supply during peak times
    • Meeting this fluctuating customer demand requires keeping a vast array of expensive equipment on constant stand-by
    • Supplier has to buy a costly supply from the generation companies to meet these demands
    • This financial burden is eventually passed on to the customers in their bills

    BENEFITS:

    • 15% effective cost reduction for both suppliers and consumers by smoothening the demand curve at peak demand
    • Reduction of carbon emissions and carbon footprints through better utilization of transmission and distribution infrastructure and energy
    • Estimated demand reduction of more than 4.52% per day by running at least 3 programs per day
    • Increased demand visibility for the supplier, which helps provide a reliable energy supply

    Note: Cognizant won the Technology Trailblazer – Runner Up award at SAPPHIRE 2015

  • GIS – SAP LINEAR ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • GIS – SAP LINEAR ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Unique solution to manage network of assets in asset-intensive industries like oil and gas and railways that provides geospatial display of critical assets, including linear assets

    BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

    • Multiple, loosely integrated applications managing linear assets with lack of single source of truth
    • Time consuming processes to analyze, track and identify work location and schedule and track work status
    • Disconnected data from the field with limited analytics
    • Lack of big picture on the field assets

    BENEFITS:

    • Maximizing return on investment: Manage continuous assets with dynamic segmentation within the existing enterprise ERP
    • Reduced downtime and improved efficiency: Effective maintenance strategy reduces downtime, thus increasing efficiency
    • Optimized maintenance and spare part planning: By providing day-to-day, big picture overview of the linear assets and spare part information via GEOgraphical Enablement (GEO.e)
    • Improved decision-making and fleet management: Improved decision making and resource management with minimal impact on assets by connecting to enterprise data anytime and anywhere
    • Improved safety and emergency handling: Access to real-time information about various conditions via OSIsoft PI and Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) to improve safety

  • LIFECARE
  • LIFECARE

    Ready-to-run, pre-configured solution for pharmaceutical industry that offers: 

    • Best practices reference architecture to accelerate implementation time
    • 31 Pharma specific scenarios
    • Spans materials management, warehouse management, sales and distribution, quality management, plant maintenance, finance and controlling

    BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

    • Significant changes in market conditions, government regulations and declining R&D productivity are forcing life sciences companies to embrace new business models
    • Organizations are looking for cost-effective ways of implementing an SAP solution, combined with a predictable, lower risk approach that delivers a good ROI in the shortest possible time

    BENEFITS:

    • 30% less time for implementation resulting in faster ROI
    • Conforming to pharma Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulatory compliance
    • Quality Adherence: Only QA approved vendors allowed in system
    • Reduced re-work: Elimination of redundancy and re-work required for initial design and architecture
    • User-friendly portal

  • RETAIL BUSINESS ACCELERATORS
  • RETAIL BUSINESS ACCELERATORS

    Accelerator leveraging SAP Customer Activity Repository (CAR) for Real Time Offer Now, customer loyalty and experience and cross channel inventory optimization. Following are the key highlights of the solution:

    • Real-time data access, visibility and analytics
    • Relevant and contextual real-time offers enabled on customers’ mobile
    • Enhanced customer experience
    • Reduced delivery costs and ability to fulfill the order from store or warehouse inventory

    BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

    • Lack of single, unified data platform for retail planning, forecasting and analytics
    • Lack of inventory visibility across channels and locations
    • Need for accurate demand forecasting
    • Inability to use customer data to deliver personalized brand experience

    BENEFITS:

    • Customer-centric marketing: Personalized consistent brand experience across all channels to boost customer satisfaction and retention
    • Improved supply chain efficiency: Planning replenishments based on actual sales by channel to fulfill orders quickly and avoid stock-outs
    • Unified demand forecasts in seconds: Near-real-time information about multichannel customer transactions using in-memory technology
    • Gained real-time inventory visibility: Enabling real time transparency and ad hoc interventions without waiting for inventory postings

  • MERCHANDISER PROCUREMENT OPTIMIZER (MPRONTO)
  • MERCHANDISER PROCUREMENT OPTIMIZER (MPRONTO)

    Mobile-based solution developed jointly with SAP Co-Innovation Lab (COIL) to enable optimized merchandize purchases for buyer/merchandizer

    BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

    • Time consuming manual methods used to capture “buy in” information while on the go by buyers/merchandisers in retail organizations

    BENEFITS:

    • Anytime, anywhere access to information
    • Assists in quick decision making
    • Enables effective negotiation
    • Seamless user experience
    • Vendor performance dashboards
    • Dynamic creation of purchase orders
    • Enables real-time assessment of buying plans

  • MOBILE SHIPMENT UPDATE MANAGER (MSUM)
  • MOBILE SHIPMENT UPDATE MANAGER (MSUM)

    Mobile solution that provides real-time update of shipment status and is integrated with the backend ERP system.

    BUSINESS CHALLENGES:

    • Up to 40% of goods in retail is always in transit
    • Real-time status of the goods in transit is not known due to batch job updates

    BENEFITS:

    • Helps reduce number of intermediate systems between updates thereby providing seamless tracking
    • Scalable robust solution which can be hosted on cloud
    • Automatic workflows generated about successful shipment deliveries leading to customer satisfaction

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