Qualcomm is a leading manufacturer of chips for the telecom industry with annual revenues of $22 billion and over 33,000 employees.
Customer Need / Business Driver
Qualcomm needed to reduce license, support and training costs for its BI portfolio while ensuring that user needs continue to be met and exceeded. Qualcomm decided to eliminate their existing Cognos 10/11 reporting by migrating to OBIEE. This involved migrating 20+ Cognos Framework Manager models and 800+ reports to OBIEE. The reports covered a wide variety of business areas including finance, project management, human resources, engineering, and quality control.
Qualcomm’s Selection Process
Qualcomm evaluated many consulting companies but selected KPI Partners because of KPI’s expertise in both Cognos and OBIEE, and Cognos to OBIEE migrations.
A key part of Qualcomm’s vendor selection process was to identify a vendor who could proactively engage the business and technology teams in migration decisions. By proposing a team with 90% offshore and 10% onsite resources, KPI was able to minimize overall cost and risk for Qualcomm.
What KPI Delivered
KPI delivered the best practice OBIEE metadata model and OBIEE reports on time and on budget. The reports met or exceeded Qualcomm’s business needs and delivered equivalent or better performance.
Key to the timely success of the deliverable was the ability to mature the discovery and validation processes that supported a dynamic execution of the build and efficient use of the Qualcomm Quality Assurance and Business teams.