Ram Tool Engages IDS Scheer

Ram Tool & Supply Company, one of the largest U.S. distributors of construction tools and materials, engaged IDS Scheer, part of the Software AG Group, to leverage its SAP enterprise software to run its business.

“At Ram Tool, we view the IDS Scheer support center as an extension of our IT Department. Having a dedicated team of senior level functional experts always gives us a familiar voice on the phone and someone that is aware of our past issues and configuration. This continuity and focus allows us to have a faster overall time-to-resolution for our issues, and we can accomplish much more in a given month with our support hours,” said Heath Layfield, IT director, Ram Tool & Supply Company.

Iris Wireless Turbocharges Call Detail Record Analysis with Vertica

Iris Wireless is enabling mobile operators to attract and keep new subscribers using the Vertica Analytic Database to discover new insight into subscribers' mobile messaging experiences, wants and needs.

"Our customers place a premium on having easy access to timely information showing how our services are affecting user behavior and their revenue," said Sunir Kochhar, chief technology officer, Iris Wireless. "Vertica gives us a substantial advantage by making more information available faster, more cost effectively."

La Quinta Inns & Suites Leverages Business Intelligence

La Quinta implemented the Execuvue business intelligence solution from Aptech Computer Systems as part of a data analysis platform that collects property information from its 400 owned hotels' property management systems for business analysis and customized reporting.

“We saw a need to put our owned properties on a BI platform that would enable us to monitor all performance areas daily without using email or paper-based data collection," said Vivek Shaiva, chief information officer for LQ Management, L.L.C..

Total Petrochemicals Deploys IDBS

Total Petrochemicals selected IDBS’s E-WorkBook at its R&D Center of Feluy, Belgium, to manage the diverse and complex data and intellectual property generated in polymer chemistry and synthetic organic chemistry to accelerate their R&D processes and to improve research efficiency.

"E-WorkBook for Chemistry gives us a flexible, robust ELN that can integrate with laboratory information management systems and scientific data management systems," said Olivier Miserque, Polyolefins Global R&D manager at Total Petrochemicals. "This integration capability was critical to our selection process, and we are extremely pleased with our implementation of E-WorkBook."

San Francisco 49ers, MLB.com, Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Hurricanes Sign SAS

As entertainment dollars ebb, finding and keeping fans is a challenge. SAS is helping sports teams and leagues sell more tickets, t-shirts and popcorn.

“We want to put forth as much effort to understand our fans as we do our players,” said Paraag Marathe, San Francisco 49ers Executive VP of Football and Business Operations. “Working with SAS and Destiny Corporation consultants, we are aiming to improve the overall fan experience, from visiting our website all the way through attending a 49ers game. By having a more robust view of our fans, we can communicate with them in ways they appreciate and develop personalized offers.”
 
World Wide Technology, Inc. Selects Information Builders

World Wide Technology, Inc. chose Information Builders WebFOCUS BI platform to meet its growing, enterprise-wide reporting and dashboard needs.

WWT uses WebFOCUS to create a self-service reporting environment for its more than 1,000 employees to improve efficiency and decision-making.

"With customers across the globe, we needed a reporting solution that could meet the demanding information requirements of our users," said Bhavani Amirthalingam, vice president of information technology, at World Wide Technology, Inc. "With WebFOCUS, we will have a scalable solution that hundreds of users across the organization can easily access or create a variety of reports and dashboards. This self-service reporting environment will help our employees make improved business decisions on a daily basis."
 
Lufthansa Launched MemberScout

Lufthansa, the European airline, launched MemberScout to enable its users to swap, share or exchange knowledge and ideas.

“Our vision is to help frequent flyers connect with each other to benefit from peer group advice,” said Dr. Torsten Wingenter at Lufthansa. “Ultimately, it will support engagement with the Lufthansa and Miles & More brand, but is not a sales tool – we are helping the business community that flies with us to gain the benefits of being in that community, wherever and whenever they need to.”  

Human Genome Sciences Utilizes Aegis’ Discoverant

Human Genome Sciences, Inc. will deploy Aegis’ Discoverant as its data management, analytics and reporting solution in the scale-up and production of BENLYSTA (belimumab), an investigational drug for the treatment of systemic lupus that has successfully completed Phase 3 trials.

Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP Selects Recommind

Chicago litigation boutique Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP selected the Axcelerate eDiscovery platform to dramatically reduce its eDiscovery costs and timelines while gaining critical early case assessment insight from the start of a proceeding.

"As litigation specialists, we require eDiscovery technology that will give us, and our clients, a clear competitive advantage," said Nathan Eimer. "We looked at everything on the market, and nothing could compete with Axcelerate eDiscovery's Predictive Coding. It didn't take long for us to realize that we had a tremendous opportunity to upgrade our eDiscovery practice by standardizing on the Axcelerate eDiscovery platform."

Kintetsu Department Store Chain in Japan Chooses Teradata

Kintetsu Department Store Co., Ltd. of Japan has completed the implementation of a Teradata enterprise data warehouse . The integrated, centralized database system supports the operation of a software-based solution called the Retail Template, developed by Teradata Japan Limited, which manages the relationship with Kintetsu.

The centralized Teradata platform integrates detailed customer and merchandise information previously handled by multiple independent systems, enabling a cross analysis of the information to support more customer-centric, finely-tuned merchandise planning and marketing activity.

Procter & Gamble Division Licensed Kalido Information Engine

FutureWorks, a division of Procter & Gamble, licensed the Kalido Information Engine to collect point of sale information from operations in the field for consolidation, reporting and analysis.
 
Porsche Powers Lean Production with SAP

For the production of the new four-door Panamera and the Cayenne sports utility vehicle, Porsche developed a new logistic concept at its plant in Leipzig, Germany.

Via exactly planned procedures incorporating all suppliers, parts are delivered just one hour before they are further processed on the production line, virtually eliminating the need for expensive storage areas. SAP software forms the central system that controls the entire supply chain, from commissioning and ordering parts to warehouse management.

Datalogix Selects Netezza Twinfin

DataLogix chose the Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance to enhance its platform.

“Our client list includes some of the top direct marketers and brand advertisers in the world. They rely on our solutions to help them increase the effectiveness of customer acquisition, retention and branding programs across online and traditional channels,” said Joseph Benjamin, chief technology officer at DataLogix. “The Netezza TwinFin appliance is the optimal solution for analyzing massive volumes of online and offline data. Netezza's simple approach to high-performance data analysis increases targeting precision and campaign performance for our cross-channel marketing solutions.”

Nikon Europe Selects Autonomy

Nikon Europe selected Autonomy Interwoven’s next-generation Meaning Based Marketing (MBM) technology to grow its strategic online presence and enhance its brand awareness.

“Our global penetration and impressive growth have presented Nikon with a formidable challenge: how to boost collaboration and improve efficiency while ensuring brand consistency across a comprehensive range of geographical locations and languages,” said David Ward, EMEA marketing systems manager at Nikon Corporation. “Autonomy has provided us with a best-of-breed, end-to-end solution that allows us to control and secure the way our brand is utilized by our National Sales Organizations, whether in a product release or on one of our microsites. The objective has been to give our hard-pressed local staff time to focus on analysis, creative promotions and customer contact whilst maintaining consistency of message and presentation.”

Cathay Pacific Airways Selects JDA Software

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd is implementing JDA Cargo Revenue Optimizer to help improve profitability in the airline’s cargo operation.

Over the course of a three-phased rollout, the solution will enable the Hong Kong-based airline to determine the most cost-effective cargo capacity and rates for each flight or route using historical data and complex optimization algorithms.

“Cathay Pacific Cargo has a long history of strong revenue management,” said Vivian Lo, Manager Cargo Sales and Marketing, Cathay Pacific Airways. “We started redesigning our business processes to create an integrated revenue management organization a few years ago, improving our capabilities in forecasting, analysis, revenue planning and decision-making. The successful implementation of JDA Cargo Revenue Optimizer is the next critical step toward achieving this integrated system, and we are confident that it will deliver significant benefits in terms of automation and profitability optimization.”

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Implements Oracle

Land O’Lakes, Inc. partnered with Deloitte to implement Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne in support of its Dairy Foods businesses and corporate financial function.

The scope of the effort included financial management, procurement, production and deployment planning, order management, manufacturing, warehouse management, quality management and plant maintenance.

“After multiple acquisitions, the Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods business found itself with disparate legacy systems and groups within the division were operating independently,” said Mark Thome, vice president of business transformation and enterprise resource planning. “Because of the complexity inherent in a single business unit that contains separate consumer retail, foodservice and industrial businesses, we knew migrating to a single unified ERP solution would be a major undertaking.”

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Goes Live with Lawson

Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently completed its implementation of multiple enterprise software suites from Lawson Software.

The CTCA project involved implementation of Lawson Enterprise Financial Management and Supply Chain Management suites as well as Lawson Business Intelligence. CTCA led the implementation, working closely with consultants from Lawson Professional Services.

“Having software systems that help us unify and simplify many complex business processes reduces administrative time, which ultimately helps us reduce costs,” said Chris Cashell, director of administrative applications for CTCA. “We partnered with Lawson to deliver a system that helps us improve efficiency of our business operations and allows us to continue our focus on delivering high-quality care for the patients we serve.”
 
Aspirus Eases Pain of Rapid Data Growth with EMC

Aspirus, a nonprofit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities with more than 4,200 employees and more than 400 licensed inpatient beds in its system, is helping its practitioners streamline workflows while reducing IT administrative costs leveraging EMC solutions and services for data center consolidation and virtualization.

Glynn Hollis, Aspirus' Director of Technical Services, said, “Our patient records have grown tremendously as we’ve acquired other hospitals and opened new clinics. As our infrastructure continues to grow to support this larger health care network, we're always looking for IT solutions to ensure our application performance remains high.”

Ceridian Stored Value Solutions Taps ParAccel

Ceridian Stored Value Solutions, a leading prepaid and gift card solutions provider, adopted the ParAccel Analytic Database to gain insight across more than one billion transactions and hundreds of millions of cardholders.

ParAccel allows Ceridian Stored Value Solutions to give major retailers, and other customers, faster and richer information about consumer behavior.

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