TechValidate Research on Google Cloud Manufacturing

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Google Cloud Case Study

Global 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 automotive & transport company is based on a February 2021 survey of Google Cloud customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

How our organization uses Google Cloud:
“Maps, Translate, AutoML, Video AI, Quality aid.”

What was your overall experience using Google Cloud?

“The Google Cloud team has always been very reactive to any need within our organization, finding the proper resources to help us advance our projects using the best solutions.”

“Easy to use tools, good support, good pricing options, and state-of-the-art technology.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Google Cloud:

  • Core business is in the Automotive Suppliers manufacturing sub-industry.
  • Experienced the following challenges with their previous solution before switching to Google Cloud:
    • Implementing
    • Not having all the functions/features they wanted
    • An inability to scale across the organization/constantly in pilot

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Google Cloud that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using the following Google Cloud products and or solutions:
    • Collaboration Tools / Google Workspace
    • Infrastructure Modernization / High Performance Compute / App Migration / Microsoft on GCP / SAP on GCP
    • Application Modernization / Platform Modernization / Edge Apps
    • Big Data, Data Management, Data Analytics / Big Query / Dataflow / Looker
    • AI and Machine Learning / Conversation AI / Document AI / Industrial Optimization
    • API Management / APIGEE
  • Uses the following solutions for their multi-cloud strategy alongside Google Cloud:
    • Microsoft
    • Amazon
    • On-prem and OVH
  • Values the following Google Cloud features:
    • Performance, scalability, and flexibility of implementation
    • Centralized management across a distributed environment
    • Breadth of capabilities and support
    • Integration with organizational tools currently being used
    • Customer support options/response time
  • Most valuable Google Cloud aspects / features in their decision to choose Google:
    • Relationship & communication with the Google account team
    • Expansive feature options
    • Compatibility with current organizational tools
    • Price point compared to offered features/services

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Google Cloud:

  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall PROFITABILITY by:
    • Reducing overall operating cost
    • Decreasing overall IT costs
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall OPERATIONS by:
    • Increasing IT efficiency
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall QUALITY by:
    • Improving overall quality
    • Reducing rework
    • Reducing warranty costs
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall ASSET UTILIZATION by:
    • Increasing overall equipment effectiveness
    • Increasing working capital efficiency
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall INNOVATION by:
    • Improving R&D efficiency
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall SHAREHOLDER EXPECTATIONS by:
    • Reducing overall risks
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • They would recommend Google Cloud over other solutions because Google’s integration capabilities are superior
    • Google Cloud is simple to work with
  • Realized time to value with Google Cloud within 1-6 months.
  • Saw improvements in the following areas seen since using Google Cloud:
    • Operations: seen improvement but not quantified
    • Quality: seen improvement but not quantified
    • Innovation: seen improvement but not quantified

Google Cloud Case Study

S&P 500 Manufacturer of Computer Peripherals Company

Introduction

This case study of an S&P 500 manufacturer of computer peripherals company is based on a February 2021 survey of Google Cloud customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

How our organization uses Google Cloud:

“Core platform and transformational engine.”

What was your overall experience using Google Cloud?

“Intense expert support. Transformational approach. Platform performance.”

“Great team support and attention.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Google Cloud:

  • Core business is in the Electronics & Appliances manufacturing sub-industry.
  • Experienced the following challenges with their previous solution before switching to Google Cloud:
    • Low/no ROI for the investment
    • Cost was too high
    • Requiring too much of their team’s time to manage/maintain

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Google Cloud that the surveyed company uses:

  • Using the following Google Cloud products and or solutions:
    • Infrastructure Modernization / High Performance Compute / App Migration / Microsoft on GCP / SAP on GCP
    • Big Data, Data Management, Data Analytics / Big Query / Dataflow / Looker
    • AI and Machine Learning / Conversation AI / Document AI / Industrial Optimization
    • API Management / APIGEE
  • Uses the following solutions for their multi-cloud strategy alongside Google Cloud:
    • Microsoft
    • Amazon
  • Values the following Google Cloud features:
    • Performance, scalability, and flexibility of implementation
    • Centralized management across a distributed environment
    • Breadth of capabilities and support
    • Integration with organizational tools currently being used
    • Customer support options/response time
  • Most valuable Google Cloud aspects / features in their decision to choose Google:
    • Relationship & communication with the Google account team
    • Expansive feature options

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Google Cloud:

  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall PROFITABILITY by:
    • Improving revenue growth
    • Reducing overall operating cost
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall OPERATIONS by:
    • Increasing production throughput
    • Increasing engineering efficiency
    • Reducing cycle times
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall QUALITY by:
    • Improving overall quality
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall ASSET UTILIZATION by:
    • Decreasing planned downtime
    • Improving maintenance efficiency
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall INNOVATION by:
    • Decreasing time to market
    • Improving R&D efficiency
    • Improving ROI per Innovation project
  • Google Cloud’s products and/or solutions allowed their organization to improve overall SHAREHOLDER EXPECTATIONS by:
    • Improving customer satisfaction
    • Improving employee satisfaction
    • Reducing overall risks
    • Improving project execution
  • Agrees with the following statements:
    • They would recommend Google Cloud over other solutions because Google’s integration capabilities are superior
    • Google Cloud’s support exceeded their expectations compared to similar vendors they have worked with in the past
    • Google Cloud understands their industry’s challenges
    • Google Cloud is simple to work with
  • Realized time to value with Google Cloud within 1-6 months.
  • Rates the following improvements their organization has seen since using Google Cloud:
    • Profitability: 11-15%
    • Operations: 15%+
    • Quality: 15%+
    • Innovation: 15%+
    • Shareholder expectations: 11-15%


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