Schaeffler, one of the world’s largest automotive and industrial suppliers, provides high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, Schaeffler earned more than €14B in revenue as of 2018 and operates with more than 92,000 employees worldwide.
Schaeffler may produce innovative, high-end equipment for vehicles, but under the hood, Schaeffler is a data-driven company. So when Schaeffler wanted to improve the quality of decision making throughout the company by providing management with more relevant, timely information, while also saving costs, Schaeffler implemented the Denodo Platform.
An Enhanced Data Infrastructure
The Denodo Platform enabled Schaeffler to establish a logical data warehouse architecture that optimizes applications and streamlines business processes by seamlessly integrating data from myriad solutions, including a data lake and an on-premises data warehouse. The new infrastructure eliminated a large number of manual data processing and delivery steps while providing business stakeholders with better, faster information.
With the new infrastructure, which improves and accelerates collaboration between cross-functional teams, Schaeffler can engage in agile profiling, piloting, and prototyping, which has in turn reduced development time. The Denodo Platform’s query optimization capabilities were instrumental in improving performance to enable these and other accelerated processes for Schaeffler.