Honeywell Aerospace Standardizes on Business Objects

Manufacturer selects business intelligence platform to drive enterprise performance management and data integration efforts

San Jose, CA — April 14, 2004 — Honeywell Aerospace has selected Business Objects as its business intelligence standard and the foundation for its enterprise performance management (EPM) and data warehousing strategy as part of an initiative to help executives track key performance indicators and manage the company's Six Sigma initiative.

With 42,000 employees and sales of $9 billion, Honeywell's aerospace business, based in Phoenix, is a provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, government and airport operations.

The company purchased the full suite of Business Objects products, including Data Integrator and Dashboard Manager. Business Objects says its solutions fulfilled Honeywell's requirements for an extract-transform-load (ETL) solution, including easy and quick deployment, rich metadata and low total cost of ownership.

"We needed a business intelligence solution that would be fast to deploy, easy to customize and use and [that] offers low total cost of ownership," said Dave Smoley, chief information officer and vice president for Honeywell Aerospace Electronics Systems, a unit of Honeywell Aerospace.

BusinessObjects said that Data Integrator will play a key role in allowing Honeywell to standardize on one BI solution, as it will enable Honeywell to access data from information sources throughout the company, all on one platform.

Smoley noted that the company needed a solution that could accommodate a diverse community of users, including executives, managers and specialists in engineering and manufacturing. "With Business Objects, we can accommodate all users' reporting needs and work from the same version of the truth across the company," he said.

"Honeywell represents a broad trend we are seeing in the business intelligence industry, in which organizations are standardizing on one business intelligence provider," said Dave Kellogg, senior vice president of marketing for Business Objects.