2017 Winner Profile

Autodesk, Inc.

Project Description:
In 2014, as Autodesk was planning to transform its business model from perpetual licensing to subscription-based licensing, the company realized that its business intelligence (BI) system wasn't built to support such a change. Autodesk's legacy operational data warehouse was unable to meet the demands of business stakeholders who required high quality, timely data. Autodesk knew that it had to move to an agile BI 2.0 architecture, with a logical data warehouse at its core, to run alongside its existing physical data warehouse. So, the company implemented the logical data warehouse using the Denodo Platform for data virtualization. The logical data warehouse ensures the continuity of both old and new BI systems, while facilitating a smooth transition from legacy systems to new systems. The project enabled Autodesk to successfully transition from its legacy perpetual licensing model to a subscription-based licensing model without affecting operations.
Business Functions:
Accounting & Finance, IT, Order Processing or Fulfillment
Business Goal:
Financial impact
Jeff Brzycki, CIO
Carl Bass, CEO
San Rafael, CA
Computer Software
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