Lockheed Martin – Aeronautics Fly Direct to Business Objects BI4.2 on HANA with the 360Suite


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LMCO-A) BI shop is no small task to manage. With over 3+ Years of Audit Data (182GB), 4,500 Active Users (Logged on at least once in 30 days), 65,000+ Web Intelligence Reports, 259 Universes, & 6,300+ Crystal Reports, the Admin, Analyst, & Business User Teams work tirelessly to supply the organization with Business Intelligence Reporting.

“1000 Man Hours & $120K saved with 360Eyes in the first year alone.” – Jay Riddle, Senior BI Architect

Recently the LMCO-A Business Strategy to move on to SAP Suite-on-HANA has put a huge amount of pressure on those teams. The business wants to eliminate costs of supporting redundant processes, and take advantage of in-memory platform performance increases, and IT needs to re-engineer views & processes because development in HANA is different from the legacy Oracle backend.

“The broader 360Suite provides us additional administrative capabilities – enabling us to consolidate from multiple 3rd party solutions to a single suite and improve our overall ROI.”

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Vanderbilt University Medical center Fact Sheet Business Objects BI4.2 upgrade saving $300,000 and 75% daily admin time


BI4.2 Migration Challenges

  • 11 Years old BOBJ environment required cleanup and restructure
  • Reorganization resulting from the split between the Medical Center and the University
  • Removal of 4K+ dormant or duplicated users
  • Growth in Data warehouse use with an average increase of 200 new users per month
  • Removed 12K reports (40% of total). Reports that are no longer being used.
  • Webi reports totaling over 150GB of server disk space. Questions: Are they all used? What about the instances?
  • Do Cleanup, archiving and support a diverse user base that perform key organizational functions
  • Reorganize security for users that moved between entities or may require access to data in both new entities
  • Cleanup all no longer used universes and objects

360 Tools helped us to…

  • Get a better/clearer picture of our BOBJ environments (using out of the box dashboards reports PLUS add customized reports)
  • Make educated and informed maintenance decisions
  • Reduce total number of reports, universes objects, increase reliability/data confidence
  • Provide a reliable back up and disaster recovery solution (Have used it a few times – Seen as a super hero)
  • Do in house migration and avoid expensive consulting 3 consultants saved, 300K+USD
  • Automate report comparison (regression testing) with the 360bind solution
  • Without Bind reports would need to be recreated. Human hour savings are invaluable
  • Prepare for 4.2 migration with greatly reduced workload and faster migration process
  • Daily time saved 75%
  • Gain confidence and Increase Quality Control
  • Improve User adoption + 200 Users / Month

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City of Chicago Fact Sheet Business Objects BI4.2 migration saving $200,000


BI4.2 Migration Challenges

  • 16 year old BO environment needed to be cleaned up, but how?
  • 112,000 Webi reports taking up over 400 GB of server disk space. Are they all used? What about the instances?
  • 18,000 Deski reports. RCT is not enough. How do you analyze and intelligently decrease this number keeping business happy?
  • 300+ universes. Which ones are no longer used?

360 Tools helped us to…

  • Get better and clear picture of our BO environment (out of the box dashboards and reports)
  • Make educated and informed maintenance decisions
  • Reduce total number of objects by 25% (and we are not done yet)
  • Provide a great back up and disaster recovery solution
  • Automate converted report comparison (regression testing) with the 360Bind solution saving at least $200,000 in consulting fees
  • Prepare for 4.2 migration with greatly reduced workload and faster conversion/migration process
  • Preform many pre-migration tasks ourselves, which again saved us time and $$$

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