Press Release

July 07, 2020
Hitachi Vantara's Pentaho Enables Swisscom to Improve Customer Service

Pentaho Helps Swisscom Business Customer Service Reps To Provide Better, Faster Service Through a Centralized, Easy-To-Use Data Hub

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 7, 2020Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), has helped the Swisscom Business Customers division, part of Switzerland's largest telecommunications company and a leading IT services provider, improve customer service by centralizing the company's vast amounts of data into a single view. The accomplishment was enabled by Hitachi Vantara's Pentaho, a Lumada portfolio product.

Swisscom provides mobile, broadband and IT services to private households and businesses of all sizes. These types of customers have drastically different needs, which makes managing data and delivering services challenging. Over time, these different business areas have generated numerous data silos across the enterprise, leading to complexities that made it nearly impossible to gain a unified overview of customers, contracts, service status, billing positions and products. As a result, these silos hampered timely, coordinated responses to customers.

Swisscom's Business Customers division worked with Hitachi Vantara to create a centralized hub for real-time data access and service support requests. Using Pentaho, Swisscom Business Customers created a single view of customer and operations data from across more than 30 business units including marketing, sales, quality assurance and service operations management. Now, instead of needing to check multiple data sources for a single request, customer service reps have the essential data at their fingertips in a holistic, easy-to-use view. This helps Swisscom Business Customers provide tailored services and resolve issues faster to improve customer experiences.

"Like our range of service offerings, our systems landscape is complex, with dozens of data management platforms used across different departments. We wanted a single, 360-degree overview of service operations across the whole enterprise to help our staff to serve customers even more effectively," said Emanuel Zehnder, head of Information Architecture, Swisscom Business Customers. "Thanks to Pentaho, we have been able to create a holistic view of all contracts, service status details, and SLAs in a single, harmonized data model."

Looking ahead, Swisscom Business Customers anticipates Pentaho will soon manage beyond the more than 100 million data records it currently processes daily.

"Pentaho Data Integration has already cemented itself as a vital tool in our customer service strategy," said Zehnder.

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Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors - Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT - through Lumada, Hitachi's advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.

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