U.S. Navy contractor cuts costs, improves collaboration with Serena Software's Lean BPM solution

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., 26 Aug. 2009. The business of submarine technology is evolving and Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) must stay steps ahead in its role as a lead contractor for the U.S. Navy Surface Ship Torpedo Defense program. For this reason, says a representative, AAC officials needed to consolidate multiple departmental tools into a single application while improving collaboration and minimizing miscommunication among its workforce spread across the country.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., 26 Aug. 2009. The business of submarine technology is evolving and Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC) must stay steps ahead in its role as a lead contractor for the U.S. Navy Surface Ship Torpedo Defense program. For this reason, says a representative, AAC officials needed to consolidate multiple departmental tools into a single application while improving collaboration and minimizing miscommunication among its workforce spread across the country.

Serena's Lean Business Process Management (BPM) solution enabled AAC to control the cost and efficiency of its software development resources and ease the burden of frequent ISO and CMMI recertification, says a representative. Serena helps AAC better manage software development, hardware operations, contract management, program management, and purchasing.

AAC has been able to:
- Bring new software applications to market 80 percent faster.
- Boost efficiency 50 percent through better collaboration from beginning to end.
- Set auto-alerts to notify the right people of calibration deadlines.
- Ensure compliance through automatic tracking of contracts and proposals.
- See what's going on across the infrastructure, on the micro and macro levels.


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