2016 Analytics 50 Honorees

Navis Analytics 50 Submission

Dave McCandless, Vice President, Information Technology
Navis
Oakland, CA
Industry: Logistics / Cargo Management

Business Challenge

Crafted five years ago, the Navis vision for big data and analytics included a strategy to integrate all IT operations data sources defined in its enterprise application portfolio. As a software solutions provider, Navis’ “software factory” is its differentiator, providing continual challenges that identify customer value opportunities derived from integration of data from multiple internal use systems. Optimizing the utilization of these resources requires a modern strategy on how to bring together these various IT capabilities. Navis strives to put the days of regional operational views of details in the past. The solution: Capture and analyze all flavors of IT data—operations, utilization, performance, manpower and financial—to create holistic IT insights.

Analytics Solution

Navis has made a significant investment in the rollout of Birst as the enterprise analytics solution. Leveraging this investment means Navis can continue to use existing people and processes already committed to its data management vision. With the recent adoption of OpsDataStore, an ingenious solution that enables and simplifies the complex process of IT Operations Analytics, Navis will now be able to systematically improve the speed of its decision making around IT resource consumption and allocation.

Impact

By introducing OpsDataStore into its global IT enterprise operations environment, Navis is able to elegantly manage its distributed virtualization resources with insights into service delivery, resource utilization and asset accountability. Optimized utilization is achieved from prescriptive assignment of virtual environment resources for solutions development across its solutions lifecycle: engineering, customer support and professional services. Transparency is achieved by reporting out how well a subscribing development team can predict that resources are never oversubscribed or sit idle. Full accountability means reporting back to the business unit management the proficiency of its teams—via true total cost of ownership—in maximizing the value of resources allocated to its business.