When you flip on the navigation system in your car, chances are the map was created by HERE, a Nokia company. Known as NAVTEQ prior to its acquisition by Nokia in 2008, four out of five automobile navigation systems across North America and Europe are powered by HERE maps. Today, HERE is spearheading the next generation of maps, designed to accommodate self-driving and connected cars. These 3D “reality maps” require a level of detail unprecedented in the industry.
“ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and outright autonomous navigation require detailed maps with real-time connected services,” explained John Henkel, software engineer for HERE’s Enterprise Application Group. As HERE rolls out these exciting map products, Henkel further explained, “It is critical that HERE’s product managers have a forecasting tool that enables them to see our product roadmap, estimate when new features and coverage levels will be in place and ultimately determine what was accomplished against established targets.”
A team of product managers spread across the globe is responsible for forecasting product metrics in their regions. They rely on a custom built enterprise application known across the company as Mosaic. However, prior to Mosaic, data was in silos, not standardized and product managers struggled with time consuming manual data entry.
They needed to confront the tremendous task of establishing standards to track, plan and measure performance and results for HERE’s product road map with product managers around the globe, each with unique requirements. They needed to bring everything together in one enterprise application.