BUSINESS INTELLIGENCEGlobal Financial Leader Deploys Solution for Compliance and Operational Advantages
Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, provides its services through 6,100 retail banking offices and nearly 18,500 ATMs. For a large and complex organization like Bank of America, compliance with the numerous U.S. and international financial regulations is of vital importance. One of the most significant of those regulations is the Basel II Accord, which establishes rigorous requirements designed to ensure that banks hold capital reserves appropriate to the risk to which they are exposed. To comply with the operational risk aspects of Basel II, the bank created a portal solution based on Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007. Developed and deployed in just four months, the solution has been rapidly adopted by managers and staff, who are using it to comply with Basel II and to better measure and address operational risk throughout the enterprise.
Supply Chain Provider Saves $227,000 and 15,600 Labor Hours in Less Than a Year
Yobel Supply Chain Management, based in Lima, Peru, provides customers in Latin America and the United States with supply chain planning, sourcing, manufacturing, and logistics. With growing competition and increased demand for innovation in bringing products to market, Yobel began surveying customers, partners, and employees on their operational efficiency and service. But without a structured process for gathering and using feedback, data entry and analysis were slow and ineffective. Yobel deployed the 2007 Microsoft® Office system to standardize and automate the assessment process. Using this integrated system of programs, Yobel can automatically generate survey forms, aggregate and analyze response data, and dynamically display results using charts and performance indicators. Yobel eliminated tedious manual data work and gained valuable insights that customers can view online.
Tyson Foods Improves Collaboration and Business Insight, Creates Process Efficiencies
Every day, the 15,000 information workers at Tyson Foods share information with one another to develop and market hundreds of products. To speed employee connections, strengthen business insight, and improve efficiency, Tyson deployed Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 as its companywide collaboration platform. Using the software’s Enterprise Search capability, employees can find the people and data they need quickly, and employees have created more than 700 personal sites to share skills and experience. Users can access dashboards that expose SAP data through SharePoint sites to aid decision making, as well as business intelligence tools that integrate with Microsoft Office desktop programs for improved insights. In addition, the IT staff has been able to quickly create powerful, new Office Business Applications that are boosting productivity and savings across the company.