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Testing Engagement for a Fortune 500 Manufacturing Company

The client wanted to reduce operating costs while increasing efficiency and consistency within the IT and quality assurance organizations. Executive management mandated continuous process improvement, but the environment lacked consistent processes or tools to manage. A cost-effective software testing was needed.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Cognizant
    Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting and business process services. Its customers are primarily corporations from the Forbes Global 2000, and it targets customers in the financial services, health care, manufacturing, retail, and logistics sectors. Year founded: 1988 Revenue: $14.8 billion (2017) NASDAQ:CTSH
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Quality Assurance
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence
    Visualizing factory operations data is a challenge for many manufacturers today. One of the IIoT initiatives some manufacturers are pursuing today is providing real-time visibility in factory operations and the health of machines. The goal is to improve manufacturing efficiency. The challenge is in combining and correlating diverse data sources that greatly vary in nature, origin, and life cycle. Factory Operations Visibility and Intelligence (FOVI) is designed to collect sensor data generated on the factory floor, production-equipment logs, production plans and statistics, operator information, and to integrate all this and other related information in the cloud. In this way, it can be used to bring visibility to production facilities, analyze and predict outcomes, and support better decisions for improvements.
  • CUSTOMER
  • A fortune 500 manufacturing company.

  • SOLUTION
  • Cognizant developed well-defined software testing processes for the client, including process road maps, estimation models, automation standards and other necessary features. Cognizant also established an offshore Managed Test Center (MTC) to operate and deliver software testing services. Software Components - Managed Test Center (MTC) - Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
    Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened on-site/offshore time zones.
    Impact #2
    [Cost Reduction - Total Cost Of Ownership]
    Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in on-site ratio and cost of quality.
    Impact #3
    [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Overall automation across various application groups is around 56%.

    Benefit #2

    Test cycle times is reduced by 50%.

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