CASE STUDIES

Shibumi Case Studies

See how Shibumi is helping customers deliver better outcomes across a wide array of strategic programs

Post-Merger Integration

Cost Transformation

Robotic Process Automation

Investment Governance

CASE STUDY

Post-Merger Integration

Strategic goal: Drive major revenue and cost synergies from a cross-border acquisition

 

Strategy Execution Challenge
  • An international acquisition, with key participants on different continents
  • Target savings >40% of deal value over the first four years
  • 100+ initiative teams, 50-person program team, with key information managed across fragmented tools
  • Need for quick decisions on sensitive topics such as headcount, plant closings and site consolidation
Shibumi Impact
  • Ramped-up program-wide value delivery process in less than 2 weeks, building momentum with quick wins and early impact
  • Enabled complex program with full PMO transparency and automated production of governance reporting
  • Established a robust framework and metrics for post-PMI value maintenance

CASE STUDY

Cost Transformation

Strategic goal: Complete large-scale cost reduction without disrupting business operations.

 

Strategy Execution Challenge
  • Urgent need to quickly identify and deliver $100M+ recurring annual savings
  • Scale of required savings could only be met with 1000+ discrete initiatives across entire enterprise
  • Significant competitive challenges for base business, making avoidance of disruptions critical
Shibumi Impact
  • Supported data-driven process that could quickly scale across entire enterprise
  • Enabled flexible team iteration and refinement, driving to rapid executive decisions
  • Managed structured process to track, lock-in and confirm delivery of >$100M recurring savings

CASE STUDY

Global Telco scales their RPA program to 1000+ production BoTs with Shibumi

 
Background

New entrants into the market were disrupting this long-standing telco giant, primarily located in the US. As a part of a global quest for creating cost efficiencies the telco invested heavily in RPA technologies to deliver savings across their highly decentralised business.

 
Challenge
  • The Automation team had a pipeline of 5,000+ robotic process automation (RPA) opportunities
  • They were heavily decentralized teams, located all around the world, and working in different business units.
  • Delivery of digital workers was taking on average 12 week delivery times
  • They needed a rigorous system to help them with value management without undermining team creativity
  • Their existing tools such as project/resource management tools optimized for technology development, not business value delivery
 
How the Shibumi RPA Accelerator helped
  • Since consolidating all of their RPA opportunities into the Shibumi RPA Accelerator the Automation team have delivered more than $75M+ of 'business impact' to date
  • The Telco was able to accelerate the flow of ideas to production BoTs through Shibumi resulting in over 1,000+ high-impact bots now in production
  • Shibumi's user-friendly forms, automated business rules, and workflows enabled them to scale value delivery
  • Key to their success was the ability to build early executive momentum through ‘quick wins’ proving the business value of the RPA team across the enterprise
  • Today the Automation team have a standardized method for forecasting and reporting the results coming from their program to fuel re-investment

CASE STUDY

Investment Governance

Strategic goal: Improve cost discipline and align investment with corporate priorities.

 

Strategy Execution Challenge
  • Decentralized delivery across $30B+ enterprise, including 6 legal entities and shared services
  • Shift underway from regulated, fixed-return environment to disciplined capital management
  • Need to manage investment efficiently in a rapidly changing market and capital-raising environment
Shibumi Impact
  • Provide company-wide transparency on investment requests, cost basis and available resources
  • Maintain continuously updated baseline of scoring, investment decisions and initiatives in execution
  • Enable consistent and value-focused decisions
  • Validate value realization vs. initial commitments