30 credits - Modern BI within a mature organization
Scania is currently undergoing an exciting transformation from a traditional truck manufacturer to a provider of complete sustainable transport solutions. IT is a crucial part of this transformation as Scania’s success is depending on flexible and efficient IT solutions that support current and future business requirements.
Scania has a long tradition of excellence in several areas within vehicle development and manufacturing. Over the years the company have made good use of IT in all its processes and functions, including Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing (BI/DW). Today Scania is in the middle of a company-wide digital transformation, with heavy focus on IT and advanced analytics. New BI/DW tools rapidly supplement old ones, adding new functions and ways of working to the end users. As a result Scania have several different BI/DW toolsets, ranging from large data warehouses in relational databases to open source Hadoop clusters and cloud based reporting solutions.
Mission and target
This thesis aims to compare and evaluate a number of the different design patterns & technologies in use for full stack BI/DW at Scania today. The student will compare the methods using a mixed set of metrics such as cost, development time, time to market (for a company-internal customer), report performance and user satisfaction. If needed the student may set up test cases using the different available BI tools. The student may also use interviews with developers and end users at Scania as a basis to the thesis.
The resulting thesis should draw conclusions about the challenges that large and traditional companies face given the rapid evolution in analytical technology, as well as provide a starting point to how one can compare different BI/DW technologies from more than just a pure technical standpoint.
Join Scania IT for your master thesis, we have an enormous amount of interesting challenges and opportunities ahead of us!
Who can apply?
Fields: Computer Science, Organizational Theory, Business Intelligence, Economics
Suitable applicants: MSc students with an interest in Computer Science and its business applications.
Duration: One semester or similar duration, 30 credits
Starting date: Not earlier than Q2 2019
Please enclose CV, personal letter and School-leaving certificate.
For more information
Please contact Mats Lindskog IXAF, +46 70 9928698, firstname.lastname@example.org or Rickard Anderberg, +46855383767, email@example.com.
Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82 500 trucks, 8 300 buses as well as 8 500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49 000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Traton Group. For more information visit www.scania.com.