Date Added: Oct 2009
Sharp was using spreadsheets to collate and communicate business performance data throughout the company. With sixty manufacturing and sales sites worldwide, the collection process was slow and produced only monthly figures as pages of tabulated data. Managers found it time-consuming to identify and share valuable information, which was often out of date. The company wanted to improve its business agility with faster information flow that would help it respond to consumer needs. Sharp implemented the IBM Systems solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator, based on IBM BladeCenter technology, that delivers daily business performance summaries presented as dynamic graphical visualizations on very large Sharp LCD screens in the executive suites.