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Elsevier Knovel Case Study

Large Enterprise Electronics Company


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


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.


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.

About This Data

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