IBM - Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of connection and automation technologies for the electronics industry. Phoenix Contact needed to be able to make accurate decisions based on the latest business intelligence (BI) data. The infrastructure for its existing BI system was at its limits, causing long delays in getting information.
Vendor: IBM (NYSE: IBM)
Customer: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG http://www.phoenixcontact.com/
Technology Used: BladeCenter H Chassis, BladeCenter HS21, Storage: DS4700 Express, General Parallel File System, IBM Director, IBM-SAP Alliance, IBM Global Services, Linux
Solution: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of connection and automation technologies for the electronics industry. With headquarters in Blomberg, Germany, the company operates all over the world, with a global workforce of 9,300 people and annual revenues in excess of one billion Euros.
The electronics sector is heavily focused on innovation and Phoenix Contact must constantly create new products to meet the changing needs of its customers and new developments in the marketplace. Phoenix Contact needs to be able to make accurate decisions based on the latest business intelligence (BI) data. The infrastructure for its existing BI system was at its limits, causing long delays in getting information.
Phoenix Contact worked with IBM Global Technology Services to deploy the IBM Systems solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator. IBM collaborated with SAP and Intel in the development of the IBM Systems solution for SAP NetWeaver BI Accelerator by using advanced software and hardware technology, optimized to maximize performance and scalability.
The solution is delivered pre-installed on the hardware and can simply be plugged in to an existing SAP application environment without significant modification. As a result, IBM Global Technology Services and Bechtle, an IBM Business Partner, were able to deploy the solution for Phoenix Contact within just six days.
With the new solution in place, Phoenix Contact has seen a dramatic acceleration in BI query processing. The company realized the following benefits; report generation up to 140-times faster, decision-makers could now access data in seconds instead of minutes increasing user satisfaction and boosting productivity. Also, IT staff no longer needs to create aggregates to optimize specific queries, saving several hours every week.
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