eQ Provides Software Solutions For Lockheed Martin

Pune | Updated: Jul 24 2004, 03:16am hrs
Aerospace major Lockheed Martin has picked up technology developed by Pune-based eQ Technologic (India) Pvt Ltd for business intelligence and analytics in the process of building the F-35 fighter aircraft for the United States Defense Department. The F-35 is the next-generation joint-strike fighter jet that will be used by the US airforce, army, navy and marines. After sealing this deal, eQ is now aspiring to work for NASA on the Mars mission.

eQ has developed eQube, a software product that will help the Lockheed team to leverage its investments in the Team Centre implementation. The eQube generated reports, trend charts and dashboards will be providing unprecedented visibility at various levels in the F-35 programme. eQube is now being targeted at other defence departments and aerospace companies.

eQube is a web-based reporting, ad-hoc reporting and business intelligence/ analytics software product that helps top managers and decision makers in accessing information scattered across various IT systems in an organisation.

Dinesh Khaladkar, president and chief executive officer, eQube, said organisations have made substantial investments in thier IT infrastrucutre including packaged enterprise applications such as ERP, MRP, CRM, SCM, PDM or PLM. These IT systems have formed islands of information when there is a needd to collate and leverage information from these systems for dramatic improvement in business performance. Near real-time business intelligence/ analytics over the Web has become the hottest fields in software development and only a few companies have been able to do it, Mr Khaladkar said.

We deployed eQube at Lockheed in eight weeks and at Sumsung in five weeks, he adds. Apart from Lockheed, the solution is also being used by Samsung in the US for tracking digital consumer electronics sales and by Motorola for collecting data from its supply chain management.

The company is also working on other software products. It has worked with HP for its Image Zone Express along with Preclick.