The client needed to reduce license, support, and training costs for its BI portfolio while ensuring that user needs continue to be met and exceeded. The client 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.
The client 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 client'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 the client.
What KPI Delivered
KPI delivered the best practice OBIEE metadata model and OBIEE reports on time and on budget. The reports met or exceeded client'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 client Quality Assurance and Business teams.
The new OBIEE solution reduced licensing, support, and training costs. Substantially simplifying client's architecture by eliminating Cognos servers and consolidating more BI onto existing OBIEE servers. The project ROI is estimated at $5 m and formed a substantial portion of the technology groups cost-cutting initiatives for 2018.