In the United States, the IT (Information Technology) industry boasts annual revenues in excess of $250 billion, shared by more than 100,000 companies. Larger firms historically have an advantage over smaller IT companies, being able to offer a broad array of services on a global platform. Smaller firms effectively compete with the large organizations by providing niche services and products, often forming partnerships to expand their client offerings. The industry includes hardware manufacturers, software development, systems integration, data processing services and technology outsourcing enterprises. The economic marketplace impacts the ability of these corporate entities to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology, where advances are being made on a continual basis. Maintaining profitability is critical to the company’s success.

In addition to effective marketing strategies and offering innovative technology products, IT companies must consistently acquire the talent that drives the technology. Creek Systems is the strategic partner IT companies turn to for their talent searches and Workforce Acquisition needs. Providing cost effective strategies for sourcing and acquiring skilled programmers, developers and system specialists, Creek Systems has a successful track record of meeting IT client’s staffing objectives, providing the required expertise and skills necessary to bring their time-sensitive projects to completion.

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Project - A global leader in providing advanced technology-enabled business solutions and managed services have evolved many pieces of information over many spans of time, across many products and services. The reporting tools used must be scalable, efficient and highly transparent so that information derived from them, can be easily tracked back to the sources. Business Objects technology was chosen to be that tool suite and expertise in the product was by default, a required component. Business Objects technology was mandated as the replacement reporting tool to supersede all legacy reporting tools across the global corporation with their largest business unit being the first to implement. Creek Systems were engaged to define the appropriate resources to provide unparalleled expertise and experience in this new business reporting technology product.

Client Challenge - Many legacy systems used throughout the years across several business acquisitions, provided varying configurations and functionalities that needed duplication in the new tool. Legacy systems were plagued with inefficiencies and embedded code that made reverse engineering a nightmare. Add to the complex array of legacy systems, historical references on the original reports was lost over time with retiring employees and others who found new direction in other business units or companies. In some cases, age of the report over tenures was simply the biggest factor. Support required includes enterprise wide system upkeep, as well as troubleshooting the bugs and intricacies of the newest version of the new tool.

Creek Systems Solution - Creek Systems enlisted the expertise highly tenured Business Intelligence programmers to expedite the implementation of BusinessObjects technology across one of the clients largest business units. The client is now realizing quick successes and improved efficiency over the legacy reporting applications. As a result, the remaining business units will soon standardize and take advantage of the benefits of Business Objects technology being their primary reporting platform.

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Title: Creek Systems 2009 Partner Recognition Award
Date Published: September 21, 2009