2009 Winner Profile

Matson Navigation

Project Description:
Matson initiated its Common Application Services strategy for software reuse to reduce operating costs, eliminate technology obsolescence risks and enable growth. Reusable components are provided to applications development teams in conjunction with the needs of the applications projects so that those components can be efficiently used and reused. The company reduced capital expenditures across 14 completed software applications by $2 millionan ROI of 106 percent. Time to market for applications has improved to between two and six months per project.
Project type:
Architecture, Open Source, Web Services
Business Functions:
Supply chain/logistics, Order processing/fulfillment, Customer service/support
Business Goal:
Strategic/Competitive advantage
Matthew Cox, President
Oakland, Calif.
Revenue (2008):
$1.5 billion
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