Fujisawa Europe Deploys Performance Management Solution

Pharma company using Cognos solution to deliver performance information across global firm

Pharma company using Cognos solution to deliver performance information across global firm

Burlington, MA  October 10, 2003  Fujisawa GmbH has deployed an enterprise performance management solution from provider Cognos to allow company decision-makers to deliver performance information on research projects and to report patient recruitment information for clinical trials.

The European headquarters of Japan's Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Fujisawa GmbH currently is using Cognos's ReportNet solution in a production environment.

After conducting a competitive evaluation of leading reporting solutions, Fujisawa GmbH selected Cognos' ReportNet to deliver a range of enterprise business reports without extensive custom coding and information technology (IT) intervention. The company was able to implement the solution in just five days, according to Cognos.

With offices around the world, European decision makers will use ReportNet in conjunction with Cognos' enterprise business intelligence (EBI) analysis to deliver multilingual, real-time performance information on research and development projects from Oracle transactional systems, as well as patient recruitment information for clinical trials.

In addition, the finance department will use ReportNet to facilitate strategic planning and forecasting.

"Cognos ReportNet will allow Fujisawa to standardize all of our reporting requirements on a single solution, and significantly reduce the time to author key reports for business user consumption," said Nicola Marangoni, business intelligence/data warehouse manager for Fujisawa GmbH. "The key for us was the 'self-service' nature of the Cognos ReportNet authoring environment. The drag and drop functionality will enable our business users to create the reports they need in minutes."

Marangoni added that ReportNet's authentication and security capabilities also figured in his company's selection of the Cognos solution.

Cognos says that the flexibility of ReportNet's report authoring environment allows IT and business decision-makers to create customized and compound reports enabling active applications to be embedded. The result is an environment where business users can actively modify and consume reports that give them a broad view of corporate performance, including integrated access into multidimensional OLAP cubes, enabling drill-through capabilities, according to the solution provider.

Marangoni said that the feedback on the solution from Fujisawa business users has been positive thus far. "While IT was active in the selection process, our business stakeholders were pleased about the selection of Cognos ReportNet due to its ease of use," he said.