Consulting expertise in the semiconductor market

Company Overview


kdm semi consulting history

  • Founded:  2012 kdm semi consulting (Canada)
    by Klaus Mueller
    Head Office: Oakville, Canada
  • Subsequented founded: 2016 kdm semi consulting GmbH (Germany)
    by Klaus Mueller and Johannes Buergmayr
  • CEO: Klaus D Mueller
  • CTO: Johannes Buergmayr
  • Head Office: Steinhoering (near Munich), Germany

Scope of Services

  • Shibui-IT™
    • Data processing software suite which offers Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Sales Planning & Reporting applications
  • Global Sales & Marketing
    • From international general management, new product and service launches to global business development
  • Recruitment Services
    • Access to global talent pool

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Shibui-IT™ - Balancing Simplicity with Complexity

Shibui-IT™ is not an enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool, but an intelligent Sales Planning and Reporting tool.

Shibui-IT™ has been designed to connect CRM’s with ERP’s to support a fully integrated sales & operation process (S&OP).

  • Shibui-IT™ links and collects existing planning solutions data by using a strict standardized master data approach.
  • Smart decomposition methods are used to make sure that business plan projections are based on historic and actual billing and booking patterns, as well as on design win data from CRM. Plausibility checks are applied for value, volume, and stock keeping unit level.
  • Shibui-IT™ can create customized reports to users from any organizational unit anytime and anywhere by using CRM and ERP data. These reports will refer to the KPIs required for particular, or individualized business needs.

Shibui-IT™ can deal with diverse sets of sales data and separates them into different categories: – actual & historical revenue, opportunity assessment, individual, local and global customer & channel partner forecast, market data, budget & business plans, currency impact, and many more

Shibui-IT™ will enable its clients to operate a truly integrated business management process.  It also allows them to monitor and execute the company’s product and service strategies with easy-to-use BI interfaces and smart BI reports.

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Shibui-IT™ - Key Deliverables

Shibui-IT™ will be offered in two configurations

  • Basic – for Sales Operations
  • Advanced – for all Business Functions

Learn more about Shibui-IT™ configurations from the Executive Summary.

Sales Planning

Easy to use entry tools for budgeting, forecasting and planning data

Smart BI Capabilities

Converts any data set into user-friendly and quickly accessible charts and spreadsheets

Master Data Management

Advanced customer and product master data management guarantees consistent and accurate numbers

Shibui-IT™ - Sales Planning

Simplified Business Plan Entry

Data entered on top level and automatically distributed downwards or individual entered numbers and then automatically aggregated to total number. It supports values by quarters, product lines and market segments. Shibui-IT™ can also adapt any existing historical business plan distribution pattern to the entered data.

Detailed Budget/Forecast Plan Entry

For detailed plans which are particular needed by Operations and Finance Shibui-IT™ will scale the simplified business plan template to monthly entry, SKU level (lowest product granularity) and Budget- & Forecast - End Customer, and will support value and volume. The pre-defined Shibui-IT™ decomposition methods can be also applied.

Shibui-IT™ - Smart BI Capabilities

Shibui-IT™ Business Intelligence @ work

Shibui-IT™’s mission is to collect business data from any existing CRM and ERP systems, or even from simple Excel sheets. At the push of a button, Shibui-IT™ converts any data-set into user-friendly and quickly accessible charts (or other forms of visual representation), while maintaining an extraordinary level of detail for further analyses.

Shibui-IT™ Dashboard Functionalities

Shibui-IT™ PoC dashboard application software provide the following functionality buttons:

  • Restart
  • Export to PDF
  • Export to Excel
  • Display Tables
  • Show tables for displayed charts
  • Display applied filters
  • Display “Hoverbox”

Read more about the Dashboard Functionalities, visit our blog,

Shibui-IT™ Applications

1. Revenue Performance Overview by

  • Product Line
  • Region
  • Customer

2. Basic Booking Reporting

  • Book to Bill Ratio
  • Booking Trend Comparison

3. Design Funnel Analysis

4. Shibui-IT™ Revenue Reporting

5. Shibui-IT™ Vantage Chart

6. Shibui-IT™ Customer Fact Sheet

7. Shibui-IT™ AdHoc Analysis Tool

Shibui-IT™ - Data Model

The illustrated Shibui-IT™ scope of data model is used to address all possible S&OP planning and reporting requirements for any form of business organizations.

  • Time dimension feature supports multiple time categories
  • Three categories of customer attributes (End Ctm, Sold-To, Ship-To)
  • Detailed Product/Service Hierarchy (from SKU to Group Level)
  • Integrates any Opportunity Funnel data and format
  • Supports all major currencies
  • Integrates any key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Versioning allows a Change Data Capture (CDC) mechanism
  • Deals with the impact of ASP changes and currency fluctuations

Shibui-IT™ - Architecture

The cloud-based Shibui-IT™ solution uses virtual machines, most advanced software logics, network infrastructure and storage solutions from global players.

Shibui-IT™ heterogeneous hardware landscape consists of four system categories:

  1. general servers for VPN, transport and support solutions,
  2. an advanced development system [DEV]
  3. a quality assurance system [QS]
  4. a production system [PRD]

The system architecture allows any level of scalability and the use of advanced programming logic transforms the Shibui-IT™ solutions into user- friendly applications.

The architecture is designed for use on client systems ranging from desktop terminals to tablets and smart phones.

Characteristics of Shibui-IT™

The key differences of a Shibui-IT™ – Two dimensional approach

Shibui-IT™ - Proof of Concept

  • Shibui-IT™ Proof of Concept (PoC) refers to distinct business processes with different objectives and various participant roles.
  • The overall objective of the PoC is to offer solutions to immediate business requirements, such as how business processes and user requirements as well as existing hardware and software systems can be integrated.
  • The PoC demonstrates that the Shibui-IT™ product and service offer is financially viable.
  • Shibui-IT™ PoC involves extensive k•d•m research, proven practices and extensive test procedure.
  • Shibui-IT™ PoC demonstrates its software’s capabilities and its fit with a “fictitious company” requirements.

The company and other pieces of data used in the PoC are fictitious, any similarities are therefore purely coincidental.

Shibui-IT™ - Service Model

Service Philosophy