TechValidate Research on Elsevier Knovel

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5,494 Customers Surveyed

42,304 Data Points Collected

328 Published TechFacts

85 Published Charts

12 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Knovel: Helping Customers Address Critical Business Needs in the Chemicals Industry

“Which of the following challenges does Knovel help you / your team with?”

Meeting compliance and regulatory requirements
18%
Improving process automation and process control
20%
Maximizing equipment & assembly line reliability
14%
Reducing design iterations, testing cycles and overdue schedules
15%
Reducing design and development completion time
29%
Reducing design and development costs, including consultancy fees
18%
Improving knowledge support and accessibility of reliable data for users in multiple locations
65%
Other
7%

Elsevier Knovel Case Study

Cytec Industries Inc.

Introduction

This case study of Cytec Industries Inc. is based on a November 2015 survey of Elsevier Knovel customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Granted us easy access to databases of physic-chemical properties, equipment data, chemical compatibility, industry best practices, explanatory texts of international construction and design codes.
Reduced the required time and necessity of consultants.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Knovel:

  • Uses Knovel to solve the following challenges:
    • Reduce design and development completion time
    • Improve knowledge support and accessibility of reliable data for users in multiple locations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Knovel that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Knovel a few times a month.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Knovel:

  • Benefited from Knovel in the following ways:
    • Has comprehensive and reliable content
    • Is the go-to resource for getting up to speed on unfamiliar topics, technologies and processes
    • Is the go-to resource for materials, substance or properties data
  • Reports that Knovel has had a 10-25% (noticeable) impact on their ability to develop products and processes that meet EHS and regulatory demands or key customer criteria.
  • Minimized operational disruptions caused by process or equipment issues by 10-25% (noticeable improvement) with Knovel.
  • Minimized rework or reduced the cycle time between raw material and final product by 10-25% (noticeable improvement) with Knovel.
  • Reduced costs in their design and development work (including consultancy fees and internal costs) by 25-40% (definitive improvement) with Knovel.
  • Would spend 7-11 hours per month finding and analyzing information for their projects if they no longer had access to Knovel.

Elsevier Knovel Customer Statistic

98% of surveyed users in Engineering, Design & Construction are satisfied with Knovel’s ability to provide comprehensive content.

98%

Elsevier Knovel Customer Statistic

100% of surveyed users in Energy & Utilities are satisfied with Knovel’s ability to provide reliable content.

100%

Elsevier Knovel Case Study

Large Enterprise Electronics Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise electronics company is based on a November 2015 survey of Elsevier Knovel customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“When designing new products we need material, processing, and design guidelines for potential products. There is a wealth of information available on Knovel.”

- Product Development Engineer, Large Enterprise Electronics Company

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Knovel:

  • Uses Knovel to solve the following challenges:
    • Reduce design iterations, testing cycles and overdue schedules
    • Reduce design and development completion time

Use Case

  • Uses Knovel once a month.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Knovel:

  • Benefited from Knovel in the following ways:
    • Has comprehensive and reliable content
    • Is the go-to resource for getting up to speed on unfamiliar topics, technologies and processes
  • Reports that Knovel has had a 10-25% (noticeable) impact on their ability to develop products and processes that meet EHS and regulatory demands or key customer criteria.
  • Minimized operational disruptions caused by process or equipment issues by 0% (no impact at all) with Knovel.
  • Minimized rework or reduced the cycle time between raw material and final product by 10-25% (noticeable improvement) with Knovel.
  • Reduced costs in their design and development work (including consultancy fees and internal costs) by 25-40% (definitive improvement) with Knovel.
  • Would spend > 15 hours per month finding and analyzing information for their projects if they no longer had access to Knovel.

Elsevier Knovel Customer Research

To what extent do you agree that Knovel is your trusted resource for becoming familiar with:

Strongly Agree Agree Slightly Agree Disagree

Materials, substance or properties data
Unfamiliar topics, technologies and processes
Engineering best practices and proven solutions


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