NXP seizes an opportunity to transform R&D process with ServiceNow
NXP selected ServiceNow® IT Service Management as their platform for the monitoring and control of IT operations. NXP initially implemented ServiceNow’s monitoring, problem analysis, and incident registration modules; then deployed its discovery, asset management, and configuration management capabilities.
Following the implementation of ServiceNow for IT service delivery, Sebastiaan identified an opportunity to reimagine NXP’s infrastructure for research and development.
NXP’s design infrastructure consists of a complex application landscape for the development of new products, supported by a vast computing environment. Nine data processing centers with thousands of servers are used to simulate how the hardware and software of new products behave under different conditions.
“Because R&D is critical for NXP, the pressure on our department is enormous,” explains Sebastiaan. “We operate in a highly competitive market in which technological development is exceptionally fast. Our customers want to be at the forefront. They must be able to develop and market new products quickly, and we have to be part of that.”
ServiceNow helps NXP automate and streamline complex R&D processes
For Sebastiaan, ServiceNow is indispensable for the management and orchestration of R&D, creating a continuous process for new product development with the support of data analytics and test and release automation.
Sebastiaan says that development processes should be traceable and repeatable, with minimal disruption: “Autonomous IT operations and total quality are our ultimate goal. In this respect, the IT infrastructure doesn’t just facilitate primary work processes, but manages the entire process and automates it.”
He adds: “If you accurately define and register every step in the IT design process, you can trace errors and optimize the process for the future. ServiceNow allows us to analyze why things happened, predict what might happen, and provide guidance to staff.”
Using the Now Platform®, NXP orchestrates every process so that everyone knows exactly what to do, minimizing the risk of errors. If incidents do occur, the system will work to resolve them immediately, helping to ensure the business continues to operate unimpeded.
“The Now Platform is open and enables us to orchestrate work processes in a flexible manner,” says Sebastiaan. “We can easily connect to other systems that are important for work processes and make R&D IT data available through the Now Platform.”
Seen as a strategic partner, ServiceNow efficiencies are felt throughout the entire business
“Thanks to ServiceNow, we’re no longer waiting on people or processes,” says Sebastiaan. “Everything is orchestrated using intelligent automation, big data, and machine learning.”
ServiceNow plays a major role in streamlining and accelerating NXP’s R&D activities while also supporting IT service management. The Now Platform brought a predictive quality to product development that helps NXP meet its customers’ high expectations.