November 6, 2008 - Ford Motor Company selected and deployed Endeca’s Spend Analysis solution, built on the Endeca Information Access Platform (IAP).


Launched in late summer 2008, the solution supports a corporate initiative to reduce direct material costs and identify opportunities for parts consolidation and efficiencies for existing and new vehicle programs. The Endeca solution integrates data from more than seven different source systems. These include purchasing, finance, supplier, engineering and part catalog applications, offering sourcing professionals 360-degree visibility of part and supplier related data.


The solution will also serve to improve collaboration between engineering and sourcing professionals by offering tools to evaluate the complex tradeoffs that occur during the new product design process.


The new Endeca application - which combines search, business intelligence (BI) and Guided Navigation capabilities into a single experience - powers Ford’s Global Commodity Hub, a portal which offers one-stop access to parts, program, supplier, technical attribute and cost target data.


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