Business Intelligence:  Financial Operations & Project Analytics

Client Background

  • One of the largest global providers of professional services and technology solutions ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. Approximately $81B in revenues and over 377,000 employees worldwide.

Business Challenge

  • Effective management of external consultants and bench time
  • Difficulty tracking project health and impacts across the large organization
  • Data stored in different formats and sourced in 20+ different sub-systems was making integration with their traditional BI Platform too difficult

The Baker Tilly Approach

  • Development of a single user interface for search and financial analytics
  • Created a discovery application to track project health and allow for identification of problem contracts, negative Gross Profit (GP), GP leakage, and price-to-cost variance
  • Developed single interface for structured and unstructured data for 16,000 users

Business Impact

  • Improved financial management of the company using all relevant information
  • Improved identification of project health and at risk projects
  • Significant reduction in profit erosion resulted from increase in utilization of full-time staff
  • $500M savings in staffing

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