SKF Group


The SKF Group is the largest international supplier of products, solutions and services to customers in the field of rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics and lubrication systems.

It operates in seventy countries, with about one hundred manufacturing plants and about forty thousand employees.

The Italian office, in collaboration with the Swedish one, was asked to analyze the CMDB market and find a CMDB solution for the whole group.

CMDBuild was initially developed as a prototype and then it was activated to handle servers, installed software / licenses and sync some data from other systems.

SKF requested a SAAS service (Software As A Service, formerly ASP), therefore the system is hosted on an Amazon server.

The activities are performed in collaboration with Cogitek, the main contact for the job.


We provided the following services:

  • SAAS Service (Software As A Service) with activation and configuration of two system instances (production and test) on Amazon EC2 virtual server
  • data modle analysis and configuration
  • initial data import (servers, softwares, licenses, staff, etc)
  • remote training sessions - in English language - to the staff working at the Swedish headquarters
  • configuration of a "Naming Server" workflow for the creation of a new server
  • configuration of a "PC Application Portfolio" workflow, for the management of change requests to the "PC Application Portfolio" and the "PC Application Catalogue"
  • custom report design and configuration
  • activation of a synchronization system with other databases via CSV (hardware and software)
  • training and support activities


SKF Group

Via Pinerolo, 44

Airasca (TO)