Republic Cement Services Inc Empowers Workforce with Data and Business Intelligence
The most successful result of this partnership is empowering the users – that’s the biggest win. An empowered workforce and empowered management team. Whether you’re a salesman, accounting staff, or a business user, (the successful result) it’s really having the power to access data when you need it, without being dependent on someone else. I can make decisions at the right time because the data is right there in front of me.
- Joy Siy, Republic Cement IT Director
- Building and Construction
- Business Intelligence , Microsoft Solutions
Republic Cement has been a partner in the Philippines’ transformation for over 60 years as a building materials company, and a key contributor to nation building. With its growing brands and operations across the Philippines, Republic Cement Services Inc needed a system to better manage and process the complex data and reports that their business needs.
In partnership with NTT DATA, they replaced their existing business intelligence suite and created an Enterprise Data Warehouse that can consolidate the information coming from their disparate data sources like TDM, Ariba, JDE, and Excel.
NTT DATA also created dashboards to boost collaboration and empower different users with the ability to generate accurate and timely reports across Sales, Finance, Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Inventory.
With over 1100 employees and 6 manufacturing sites across the country, Republic Cement Services Inc sought to improve data efficiency and productivity within the company. They wanted to provide self-service functionalities to empower operations and management with timely, accurate, and necessary data at their fingertips – removing dependency on IT to manually generate it for them. With different systems in place, they also needed a central repository of data that is secure and can support more complex processes without additional overhead cost.
NTT DATA Philippines created Enterprise Datawarehouse solution to consolidate the information from Republic’s existing sources. The solution used Microsoft SQL Server for Sales, Finance (AR,AP, GL and Control), Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Inventory to create multiple dashboards to boost collaboration between different users. With PowerBI, Republic’s users can have close to real-time reporting allowing them to connect, analyze, and visualize data easily in the cloud across all manufacturing sites in the country.
- 70% cost savings from previous system’s renewal cost and ROI realized in less than 2 years
- Reports can be done in seconds therefore users spend less time in report preparation and more time on analysis, which accelerated business decision making via increased time to insight
- Empowered business users to co-create their reporting needs any time
- Improved data quality and accuracy through master-data management
- Increased efficiency in supporting ad-hoc requests for reports of different requesting business units because of centralized data source and automation
- High integrity, confidentiality and security of data through embedded access management capabilities following matrix of access needed by the business
About the Client
The Republic Cement Group is composed of Republic Cement & Building Materials, Inc., Republic Cement Mindanao, Inc. and Republic Cement Services, Inc., the proud makers of the country’s best-quality cement and building materials under the brands – REPUBLIC, FORTUNE, RapidSET, Kapit-Balay, MINDANAO, and wallMASTER, manufactured at six strategically located sites across the Philippines that offer the widest supply footprint to serve the needs of our rapidly developing economy. Republic Cement Services, Inc. is a joint venture between CRH plc and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. https://republiccement.com/
About NTT DATA Philippines
NTT DATA Philippines, Inc. (NDPH), formerly known as Wizardsgroup Inc., is a leading Information Technology organization with the mission of creating high value IT solutions and services for medium-sized to large enterprises. NDPH emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, from consulting, application services, and business process and IT outsourcing to cloud-based solutions.