Manufacturing

Challenge: A global manufacturer with facilities in more than three dozen countries, with tens of thousands of employees, worked as separate operating units. This structure resulted in an array of business practices and technologies.

Prescient Solution: Prescient analyzed, recommended and rolled out technology.

Results: Prescient streamlined operations and united the organizations distributed business environment.

Challenge: A global manufacturer with hundreds of operations was using outdated and unreliable technology to obtain financial information from all business units, on a monthly basis.

Prescient Solution: Prescient rewrote the financial reporting system by utilizing the existing database structure while rewriting the application in ASP.NET.

Results: The redeveloped application has increased the system’s scalability and greatly improved its security and robustness. In addition, the new technology has improved the collection of financial information for the corporation, has simplified data entry for the business units and has lowered the support costs for the corporate IT staff.

Challenge: A leading Midwest manufacturer sought to reduce the overall cost of ownership of their internal IT operations, improve internal/external service levels, ensure staff continuity and guarantee 24/7 support. Additionally, the organization wanted to make their business systems more available to workers on the manufacturing floor.

Prescient Solution: Prescient designed a Wide Area Network and an international Citrix Farm supporting hundreds of users in three different countries, and provided five full-time, on-site consultants responsible for the Helpdesk, network administration and support, WAN management and project management of all data and communications activities.

Results: After outsourcing the entire network and PC support operations to Prescient Solutions, the organizations costs were dramatically reduced and service levels increased.

Challenge: A global manufacturer with facilities in more than three dozen countries, with tens of thousands of employees, worked as separate operating units. This structure created inconsistent business practices and technologies.

Prescient Solution: Prescient assisted in designing and deploying an enterprise-wide Intranet solution based on Microsoft SharePoint Services.

Results: Today, this Intranet provides synchronous collaboration and communication to thousands of employees worldwide and is a key enabler to internal business process and controls, providing a centralized way of communication in a highly decentralized environment.

Challenge: An international manufacturer client had about 140 companies and service businesses that operate independently within 11 diverse, stand-alone business sectors. Their business model was very decentralized, as well as their IT environment.  Prescient Solutions was challenged to strategically develop an infrastructure where the business units could centralized their IT environments, lower IT staff and hardware costs and take advantage of pooled IT support resources based out of their corporate office in Chicago.

Prescient Solution: Prescient created and implemented a private cloud using HP, Cisco and VMware.

Results: Prescient developed a secure and redundant environment for the business units while engaging in a cost-effective plan for ongoing IT support and services ranging from Level 1 Helpdesk to CIO-level strategic planning. Prescient provided a single point of accountability and overall simplification for the business units’ IT environment.

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