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Client: Motorola Corporation
Project: Motorola Chooses AMS REALTIME Software for New Global Project Management Process

Background

As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA solutions which enable its customers in the consumer, networking and computing, transportation, and wireless communications markets, to create new business opportunities.

Motorola's semiconductor sales were US$8.0 billion in l997. In the global marketplace, Motorola also is one of the leading providers of wireless communications, advanced electronic systems, components and services. Major equipment businesses include cellular telephone, two-way radio, paging and data communications, personal communications, automotive, defense and space electronics and computers. Corporate sales in 1997 were US$29.8 billion.

Motorola found itself in need of a global project management system for its Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) in order to maintain this ongoing growth as an industry leader.

The company also needed to acquire a project management system that was not only capable of being "phased in" over a number of years and budget cycles but operational on a variety of distinct platforms as well.

AMS Solution

Motorola is implementing AMS REALTIME software as part of a new global project management system for its Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS). The value of the project with AMS is $5-million and covers AMS REALTIME project management and resource management software together with consulting and training services.

The new Motorola project management system is designed to provide a global scan of all of the designs, projects and resources that are committed to individual and product development projects within SPS. This will provide superior management visibility and elimination of any duplication of effort.

"To win in their markets, our customers need shorter, more predictable delivery of new products and technologies," said Mike Zill, Director of Information Gateway for Motorola SPS. "The new system will allow us to plan and allocate resources more efficiently for every project, bringing our products to market faster."

Motorola selected the AMS REALTIME software because it offered powerful functionality, a consolidated view of work programs, integrated electronic timesheets for automated resource tracking and work status information. AMS REALTIME is also capable of operating on a variety of computer platforms - including Windows, Macintosh, and Unix - which accommodates all the protocols in use within Motorola.

Diane Angell, Chief Executive Officer with Advanced Management Solutions commented, "Motorola is a world leader because of its commitment to product excellence. We are delighted to be working with Motorola to improve its capability to develop world-beating semiconductor products - better, faster and at lower cost. This significant contract strengthens Advanced Management Solution's position as a world leader in solutions for enterprise-wide project and resource management."

The program is expected to be phased in over a three-year period. Mike Zill noted, "The implementation of such a system will involve changes in culture and the integration of new technology and methodologies. We will work closely with AMS consultants to ensure a successful, cost-effective implementation."

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