Case Studies

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Global Aerospace Company

The Challenge

A global aerospace company had within its application portfolio, a 1968 manufacturing system, that recorded details of aircraft parts, planning records, quotations, sales orders and employees. The UniData database holding this vital data was due to go out of support.

Maintaining reliable access to this data was tremendously important, both to support business users and maintain compliance.

The Result

  • Just 3 months from project commencement to delivery
  • On premise, data centre and cloud hosting options now all available if required
  • Secure access to the data from any device
  • Future compliance assured
  • Data available in an open format to use with 3rd party applications and APIs
  • Cost savings realised when the company decommissioned the legacy application, database and host platform
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RSA Group

The Challenge

RSA’s Global Risk Solutions maintained a system for Ministry of Defence Employer Liability (MOD EL) claims management. Compliance regulations required that the data could never be retired.

They needed to quickly and cost effectively move to a new platform while retaining the same level of access to the data.

The Result

  • Just 3 months from project commencement to delivery
  • On premise, data centre and cloud hosting options now all available if required
  • Secure access to the data from any device
  • Future compliance assured
  • Cost savings realised when RSA decommissioned the legacy application, database and host platform
  • DataNovata played an integral part in RSA’s rationalisation programme
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SSL International

The Challenge

SSL International is a British manufacturer of hygiene & healthcare products, with brands including Durex and Scholl. In 2010, SSL became part of RB with operations in 60 countries worldwide.

SSL made a strategic decision to align all the systems it had acquired through mergers and acquisitions with SAP on a SQL Server platform. However, transferring so many data variants to SAP was a daunting prospect.

SSL needed a way to efficiently process the various datasets and provide business users with enquiry facilities.

The Result

  • Less than 12 months from project commencement to delivery
  • 1 week to train business users how to use the DataNovata Toolkit
  • On premise, data centre and cloud hosting options now all available if required
  • Secure access to the data from any device
  • Future compliance assured
  • Costs savings realised when SSL decommissioned its iSeries/AS400 platform
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Northampton Borough Council

The Challenge

Northampton Borough Council has 45 councillors for 33 wards and is responsible for holding huge amounts of data.

While upgrading their core VME production systems to modern Windows Server-based solutions, the cost and effort required to move historical data to the new systems became prohibitive. The council was faced with the choice of continuing to finance its VME infrastructure or to archive it and lose direct access.

They needed a way to cost-effectively retire its VME mainframe within the upgrade timeline without losing direct access to the data or compromising the ROI of the upgrade.

The Result

  • 6 months from project commencement to delivery
  • On premise, data centre and cloud hosting options now all available if required
  • Secure access to the data from any device
  • Future compliance assured
  • Cost savings realised when the council decommissioned the mainframe
  • DataNovata played an integral part in the council’s upgrade programme
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Yell Group

The Challenge

Yell Group is a global directories and internet services company with operations in the UK, US, Spain, Argentina, Chile and Peru.

The Yell Business File application is the core production system that manages the listings for over 3 million business records, used in online and print directories. However, it does not support flexible, dynamic enquiries for progressive business planning and 3rd-party analytics services were expensive and delayed campaign execution.

Yell needed to cost-effectively bridge the gap between the core system and business users' needs without disrupting the mission-critical workflows of the production system.

The Result

  • 3 months from project commencement to delivery
  • Secure access to the data from any device
  • Cost of outsourced operations reduced by 70%
  • The marketing unit can interrogate data at any time< according to dynamic business needs without disruption to the core system
  • Reports can be generated to speed up collaboration and campaign execution
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