June 10, 2011 Laguna, Philippines - REMEC Broadband Wireless (REMEC), a privately held company and an experienced provider of microwave and millimeter- wave product & infrastructure development, recently chose to deploy Microsoft solutions to enhance the company’s IT infrastructure and offer state-of-the-art equipment to its end-customers in telecommunications industry worldwide.
“REMEC Broadband Wireless is dedicated to provide its customers with world-class products and services and in order to continue doing so, we need to be equipped with innovative technology that can help us keep up with the rapidly evolving industry,” said Rhett Ramos, IT Director, REMEC Broadband Wireless International, Inc.
To achieve this, REMEC decided to search for a business solutions provider that will help the company create a data warehouse to store its archive of information using an integrated IT infrastructure, and realized that Microsoft is capable of providing world-class business solutions that will address these requirements. REMEC set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and engaged implementing partner dB Wizards, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that specializes in providing world-class solutions, to help the company achieve its business objectives, minimize IT infrastructure costs, and drive organizational growth.
“Microsoft is committed to help REMEC develop a more enhanced IT infrastructure that will significantly contribute to the company’s progress,” said Tovia Va'aelua, Server and Tools Business Lead, Microsoft Philippines. “With Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, REMEC is assured that they have access to all important data housed in an efficient and stable system strategically designed to meet their specific needs.”
Prior to the project, the company went about the consolidation of their daily production reports by using manual log sheets and Excel files, which take about an average of three hours to generate from several data sources. Accuracy was also cited as a concern as there was no real time visibility on the shop floor. With this process in place, it also became difficult for employees to pull out relevant information and access real time information.
Through the use of SQL Server and the help of dB Wizards, REMEC eliminated all the manual log sheets and built a single data warehouse using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 in order to scale database operations, efficiently manage a pool of information and utilize a specialized Business Intelligence (BI) platform on a self-service basis.
“By building the SQL data warehouse, REMEC can now take advantage of a data management software that will allow them to significantly decrease the time spent on compiling reports and more on understanding how to drive the business forward,” said Poch Reyes, Operations Director, dB Wizards.
With the successful deployment and implementation of Microsoft SQL server 2008 R2, REMEC was able to eliminate the amount of manual log sheets and duplicates of Excel files and consolidate all information to a single data warehouse. In doing so, employees are given the capability to easily access relevant information, enable faster and reliable decision-making, and increase employee productivity – all geared towards achieving internal business objectives and ultimately bring better products and services to customers all over the world.
The centralized data warehouse equipped employees with the ability to pull out necessary information – accurately and in real time. They no longer have to go through several levels of protocol to retrieve and exchange information that would usually require several weeks to develop. “Access to accurate information is a lot easier and faster, almost instantaneous. This means that decisions can be made sooner and turnaround of service to customers made even better,” explained Ramos.
Furthermore, REMEC not only decreased the number of man hours spent on encoding and compiling reports but also allowed employees to expand their learning and experiences by having more time to explore higher value of work like analysis in contrast to merely encoding data.
Ramos concludes, “Microsoft platforms are great tools that have transformed us into a nimble company because now we can make sound decisions faster backed by dependable information that is available for us to consume anytime, anywhere.”