ANALYTICS FOR FORTUNE 500 ELECTRONICS & SUPPLY DISTRIBUTOR

  • $19B+ in revenue
  • 15,000+ employees worldwide
  • Serves 2.1M customers in 140+ countries

BUSINESS
NEED

  • Client expects to expand data sources by another 85% by the year 2020
  • Data growth 50%: SAP Business Warehouse needed to perform at scale and to keep pace with the company’s thousands of users
  • Data Management: Implement “one version of the truth” approach to data
  • Investment Protection: Leverage existing skills and information in SAP Business Warehouse

CHALLENGE

  • The need for the right data at the right time within the organization was becoming increasingly complex
  • Performance problems around data merging
  • Existing technology could not meet its increasing business demands and rapid growth
  • Real-time analysis became a growing priority

SOLUTION
& RESULTS

  • Increased quote-to-purchase ratio by 5% for all orders company wide
  • 30% gain in productivity between business units and IT
  • Client engaged Paradigm to acquire and implement SAP HANA real-time analytics database engine and Business Warehouse
  • Complex query times decreased by 15X and batch processing by 6X