Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in providing end-to-end
networking solutions for the Internet.
Cisco was enjoying very rapid growth, and anticipated problems
with making on-time customer shipments.
Lack of integrated marketing / sales / manufacturing processes
and systems was resulting in high costs and reducing
excel-based manual process was time-consuming, difficult
to maintain.† Key information was distributed across multiple,
Cisco sought improved inventory availability,
on-time customer shipments, and higher profit margins
through a consolidated, efficient forecasting system.
Cisco intended to globalize manufacturing, and needed the
ability to forecast by theater.†
Also, Cisco wanted the ability integrate bottom-up
unit and top-down forecasts, track market segments,
and plan business scenarios.
Quovera has an excellent track
record at Cisco, having delivered 10+ high-quality
projects on-time and on-budget, and having won numerous
was a known and proven entity for Cisco.†
Quovera proposed a three month BR-1 implementation
(compared to a competitorís 10 month bid).†
Quovera team had substantial experience implementing
Increased forecast accuracy, on-time shipments and improved
Forecast by theater and channel to support global manufacturing.
Analysis by market segment to manage market share and achieve
Increased marketing productivity, and laid a foundation for
profit margin analysis.†
Achieved profitable growth.
Central, scalable, multi-dimensional database.
Consistent models & processes, with the use of advanced
statistical forecasting techniques.
Automated consolidation & aggregation.
Visual representation and manipulation.
Tracking of forecast assumptions and demand drivers.† Bottom-up Chassis & Spares unit and dollar
forecast, top-down dollar forecast, multiple scenarios.† Views by theater and channel.† Attach rates.† Analysis by market segment.
I2ís Demand Management (DM) suite, including Product Relationship
Object (PRO) module.