2013 Winner Profile

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Project Description:
The Cognizant Enterprise Analytical App Engine is a centralized analytics and business intelligence platform used by more than 150,000 Cognizant associates around the globe. It is among the largest enterprise BI deployments in terms of user base. More importantly, it is transforming how people work by offering a complete set of analytical capabilities, real-time data access and predictive analytics. To achieve this, Cognizant brought together information spread across multiple application silos and proprietary vendor databases throughout the company. Cognizant also made report creation a technology-agnostic and speedy process, cutting the time to respond to information requests from months to days. The company used commercial open-source and low-cost technologies in addition to custom-built software, a combination that helped it keep the per-user cost at just $40 while allowing it to massively scale the platform.
Project type:
Business Intelligence, Databases or Data Warehouse, Enterprise Architecture
Business Functions:
IT Operations
Business Goal:
Strategic Impact or Competitive Advantage
Sukumar Rajagopal, SVP, CIO & Head of Innovation
Francisco D'Souza, CEO
Teaneck, N.J.
Computer Software
Revenue (2012):
$7.34 billion
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