3M products are household words in homes and offices worldwide — including Scotch Tape, Post-it Notes, Scotchgard for fabrics, Thinsulate insulation and Scotch-Brite cleaning products.
Before turning to Teradata for active data warehousing, 3M's business units operated independently, leading to poor sales visibility and profitability by market and customer. Data redundancies and data gaps led to various problems, and legacy systems couldn't react quickly to business changes.
3M built its global enterprise data warehouse from Teradata (EDW) to support 10,000 users from all 3M business units, subsidiaries, channel partners and customers. 3M's EDW integrates data from hundreds of systems worldwide.