Success Stories

AAR Corp

Shimi Minhas • Partner • Wood Dale, Illinois - United States

Customer background: 
Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Wood Dale, Illinois, in the US, AAR Corp. provides products and services to the global commercial, government and defense aviation industries. The company employs more than 5,000 people in 20 countries and reported annual revenue of USD 1.7 billion in 2017. AAR's airlift headquarters and operations are in Palm Bay and Melbourne, Florida, in the US.

URL: http://www.aarcorp.com

Project start: 01/2016
Project end: 12/2016

Challenges

AAR Corp. wanted to integrate its performance management and engage its customers through a web browser. With the solution, the company expected to eliminate manual efforts for information consolidation, actual expenditure updates and master data changes. In addition, the company sought help with training customers on how to use the integrated platform.

Requirements

AAR engaged IBM Business Partner Kinetek Consulting LLC to implement the Kinetek Performance Management solution, which is built on IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10 software. The solution uses IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software, Cognos dashboarding and IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting tools to help create project and contract status dashboards and reports. The Kinetek Performance Management solution automatically delivers the dashboards and reports to project managers and other stakeholders through a website. The solution also delivers critical billing requirements, and project managers use the platform to closely track materials. Data in the Kinetek Performance Management solution is snapped to Deltek Costpoint software for project accounting. To facilitate the implementation, the Business Partner trained the solution users by demonstrating the functions of the Cognos software.

Solution

By engaging IBM Business Partner Kinetek to implement its performance management solution built on IBM Cognos software, AAR streamlined business activities and processes for its contractors. Using the solution, government contractors saved USD 300,000 each year. In addition, the client eliminated manual efforts for information consolidation and management, significantly cut operating costs and boosted information accuracy.

Cognos Business Intelligence
A&D: Manufacturing & Supply Chain Optimization

Software

Cognos Business Intelligence Reporting
Cognos Business Intelligence
Cognos 10.2.2
Cognos Business Intelligence Dashboarding