A $1.3 billion provider of enterprise networking solutions, 3Com has grown through multiple mergers and acquisitions — 11 since 1999 alone. As a result, each individual business unit had its own discrete information systems. To create a more holistic view of its global operations, 3Com needed to consolidate these systems into a single enterprise-wide reporting infrastructure.

Challenges

  • Improve reporting process for greater business agility
  • Consolidate data across multiple data warehouses and ERP systems
  • Reduce IT support costs
Since the successful roll-out of our enterprise data warehouse built upon the Informatica data integration platform, 3Com is now realizing the tremendous benefits that come from conducting true enterprise analysis.
— Ari Bose
Vice President
3Com

Results

35% Decreased

data warehousing operating costs

Additionally:

  • Reduced IT development and maintenance time and costs
  • Streamlined business processes while maintaining data integrity
  • Improved sales strategies and customer relationships

Technologies Used