Motorola Chooses AMS REALTIME Software for New Global Project
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.
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."