ROI Case Study: IBM Cognos United States Army
Source: Nucleus Research
The United States Army's Armament Research and Engineering Center (ARDEC) is the Army's principal researcher, developer, and sustainer of current and future armament and munitions systems. The United States military is continually looking for ways to cut costs by reducing staff, closing down facilities, and terminating programs that are found not to be cost effective. As a result of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, efforts to reduce costs have recently intensified. ARDEC upgraded from Cognos 8 BI version 8.2 to IBM Cognos 8 BI version 8.3, which has a number of features designed specifically to broaden adoption, including user driven report building, self-service query building, and browser-based interfaces that reduce adoption resistance and training requirements.