Challenges the customer had to face
Heterogeneous data sources from many information systems generating large volumes of data that are difficult to structure.
Fragmented reports/analyses created by users in Excel with no broader context and limited data visualisation options.
Non-intuitive user interface discouraging end users from using it effectively.
Extensive diversification of the technologies used, often without interdependence between the different areas of responsibility.
Solutions and services provided
SAP Business Objects
SAP BI solution at Škoda Auto
Škoda Auto uses ‘cockpits’, or intuitive user interfaces, to clearly display important indicators about the company’s everyday life.
The options for specific indicators, as well as their appearance and placement, are easily configurable. Of course, the display options range from aggregated data to very detailed (“itemized”) reports.
Examples of implemented cockpits for different areas
- Key company indicators
A cockpit designed for top management to present the company’s key indicators from all areas (finance, controlling, production, sales, logistics, human resources etc.).
A cockpit used by Volkswagen Group importers worldwide and for managing the sales network from the perspective of the individual Group brands.
A cockpit presenting personalised employee data (working time pool, utilisation of leave, etc.). This is intended for individual company employees and serves as a source of information for supervisors at all levels.
A cockpit focused on global project management in terms of deadlines, budget, quality, resource utilisation, etc.
- Monitoring of change requests and error messages
Cockpit for complex management of information systems. Users include not only internal IT departments of the company, but also suppliers of specific information technologies.
Excellent cooperation is underlined by an individual approach, team spirit, a constructive and effective approach to discussions, and also openness to finding compromises.
Project Coordinator, Škoda Auto
Main benefits for the customer
Integration of heterogeneous data sources into a unified platform
Intuitive and straightforward application controls with web-level ease of use
Transforming large volumes of “raw” data into information with real-world utility for managerial decision-making at all levels
Comprehensive search for required information with text prediction and autocomplete
Clear and graphically smooth information visualisation with the ability to easily customise the user interface for a specific user
State-of-the-art technology, with secure and reliable access from anywhere and from any device
About Škoda Auto
It employs more than 30 thousand employees and produces 9 model series of cars. In addition to plants in the Czech Republic, production is supplemented by plants in India, Russia and China.