Customer was experiencing a batch window issue due to batch processes have a high Elapsed Time consumption, and in addition batch architecture is not 24x7. Therefore, they need to stop batch processes at 8 am to start online activity.

Targets:

  • Batch optimization and pattern discovery
  • Technical consultancy about batch 24x7 availability and QA control

Scope:

Project of 14 weeks with a team of 5 resources, working for different batch processes, pattern discovery and functional documents.

Key Factors:

  • Total support of customer technical team
  • Fast alignment of objectives with the customer and scope flexibility
  • Involvement of specialized GFT team with high technical skills
  • High motivation of the team
  • GFT team is focused on application code improvements, but also on hardware issue
  • Quick reporting of improvement areas including solution alternatives  and installation patterns definition
  • Significant Batch  improvements with high Elapsed Time consumption reduction
  • 23  improvement opportunities proposed and 2 functional documents delivered
  • GFT recognized again as trusted partner by the customer in a short time.
  • GFT proposed to continue the optimization initiative with the implementation of “Batch 24x7” architecture and a QA application automated control

Results:

Consumption Reduction:  More than 175 hours (daily)