Client Story: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a global aerospace, defense and security company, with around 95,000 employees and annual revenue of more than $30bn.

Ryan Godfrey, Director of Business Management, Digital Transformation, explains how Cora is helping them implement their digital transformation program.

  “With Cora, we can easily understand what we committed to delivering to our customers, statement by statement, and tracking that against the cost that we’re incurring to execute. That’s empowering future bids, and ultimately helping to execute the staffing process – how you staff people to demand, ensuring we have that traceability to determine if we have the capacity to deliver on all of our projects.”

Ryan Godfrey, Director of Business Management, Digital Transformation, Northrop Grumman

  • Required an integrated project scheduling platform that could unify its disparate business processes across 4 separate business units, replacing Oracle Primavera, Planview, Clarizen, Smartsheet, etc. and other point solutions (PTC, Ansys, etc.)
  • A single, scalable workforce planning solution that would be tightly coupled to this project schedule platform
  • Sought a single source of truth – a single system of record, a single decision support platform that would provide integrity surrounding every aspect of finance, accounting and cost control
  • Meets strict DoD demands around EVM and the DCAA and DCMA requirements
  • Supply chain synchronization
  • Financial controls for all elements of the contracted project (people, assets, materials)
  • UX and ease of use underpins all functionality
  • Flexibility of the product to adapt to business processes and methodologies
  • Allows all reporting to both government and investors to be rolled up from a single platform
  • Low code, no code, enabling Northrop Grumman to control its own destiny
  • Measure benefit delivery against target and baseline values

  “With Cora, we can easily understand what we committed to delivering to our customers, statement by statement, and tracking that against the cost that we’re incurring to execute. That’s empowering future bids, and ultimately helping to execute the staffing process – how you staff people to demand, ensuring we have that traceability to determine if we have the capacity to deliver on all of our projects.”

Ryan Godfrey, Director of Business Management, Digital Transformation, Northrop Grumman

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