Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard Boosts Productivity With SQL Server-based OLAP System and Knosys ProClarity
Posted: April 15, 2000
With an OLAP system based on Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Knosys ProClarity, HP can easily access and quickly analyze enormous volumes of sell-through data to help its reseller customers improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses.
With an installed base of more than 55 million printers, Hewlett-Packard Company is a worldwide market leader in the $18 billion inkjet industry. The company's Consumer Products Group develops and manufactures a full range of imaging products using HP-pioneered thermal-inkjet technology. Responsible for creating more new product categories for HP over the last 10 years than any other part of the company, the Consumer Products Group introduced the world's first desktop inkjet printer in 1984 and pioneered large-format inkjet printers in 1993, all-in-one (printer/fax/scanner/copier) devices in 1994, PC photography in 1997, and color copiers in 1997.
Third party software included in the solution is Knosys ProClarity.
Architecture included in the solution is: HP NetServer LH 3 Intel Pentium II
Xeon 450-MHz dual processor with NetRAID disk array, Windows NT®
Server running Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and SQL Server 7.0's OLAP
Services, accessed through HP's intranet, three hundred users across North
In addition to its Home Business, Office Business, and Inkjet Supplies Business units, the Consumer Products Group includes HP's Consumer Products Business Organization (CPBO), responsible for worldwide retail sales and distribution of all of HP's consumer-targeted products. While the market for these products continues to grow, it is not experiencing the explosive, double-digit growth rates that characterized the past decade. With technical barriers to entry falling, more and more competitors are bringing products to market—giving each competitor a smaller piece of a shrinking pie.
America access the system through Knosys ProClarity Web-based and
Software and Services
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0