for a multi-national
were approached to undertake the rapid development of a system
to identify how a number of national businesses could pool
information from incompatible in-house systems.
The first phase of the project involved working with a group
of European business managers to define a means whereby information
could be collected from twenty operating companies and collated
to give a Europe-wide perspective.
For a variety of reasons a single networked solution was not
viable, so the target system needed the ability to allow major
partitions of the data to be checked out for lengthy periods
for updating on satellite systems before being re-absorbed
into the central database.
system is currently deployed amongst senior managers and is
being used to analyse and monitor the progress of product