Leading Industrial Gases Company Partners with Birlasoft for JD Edwards Software Upgrade to Simplify Processes and Bring Efficiencies needs by optimizing supply chain and warehouse management

  • JDE 9.0 implementation and data migration from legacy system
Customer Overview

Our customer is one of the largest industrial gases company in the world and is into producing, selling and distributing atmospheric, process and specialty gases and high-performance surface coatings.

Business Challenges

The company had a unique requirement of migrating business from legacy system into JD Edwards 9.0 involving many complex interim interfaces and dual data maintenance. The other challenges faced were as follows:

  • Many complex processes were involved such as cylinder management, pricing and point of sale
  • The company leveraged the existing custom container management system which needed to be reviewed and customized for new requirements
  • Manage the end-to-end packaging process for customers, including artwork and label design, regulatory requirements support, call center activities, and distribution
  • Multiple business and regions share same JDE instance and change management was key for the project
  • Many process gaps, including complex interface designs and workflows, between legacy and JD Edwards 9.0 were identified and customized in JD Edwards
  • Minimal cutover window for data extraction, migration and validation was to be planned
Birlasoft Solution

The company approached us to help them in technical expertise, migrating the JD Edwards environment from legacy system into JD Edwards 9.0. Birlasoft leveraged migration expertise to simplify processes, streamline operations and bring efficiencies. Birlasoft was part of the planned approach including elaboration phase to complete the gap analysis, process flows and data migration mapping from legacy system.

The construction phase comprised of mapping the new processes, configuration, customization for gaps, data migration, Interfaces and BI reporting.

Birlasoft's Oracle knowledge and industry expertise helped the company customize around the modules - General Ledger, Project accounting, Fixed Asset accounting, Procurement (Non inventory and Inventory), Vendor management, customer management, Order to cash, Accounts Receivables, Distribution, Cylinder management and inventory management in two different phases. All phases go lives and post go live support were successful.

Benefits Delivered

The company's roll out was seamless and met without complications. This project had executive buy-in right from the top and this helped immensely as the impact of this project was far reaching, across departments and geographies. Birlasoft provided technologies to build digital innovations while driving enterprise-wide transformation that has resulted in higher financial performance.

Since all the key stakeholders were in sync with the objectives of the project and had a shared vision, there were not many roadblocks faced. "One-team" approach was the key. The other benefits achieved were:

  • Accurate, automated product information feeds to external, e-commerce catalogs
  • Improved DSO (days of sales outstanding)
  • Reduced non-preferred supplier expense, increased HG surcharge recovery, decreased surplus inventory and increased savings
  • Easy adaptation to change (integration, separation, etc.) with the growing business
  • Better asset utilization and cost savings
  • Improved pricing that includes freight recovery at order entry
  • Improved procurement process that provides visibility into aggregate spend and enables in/out source decision making
  • Better decision-making based on improved reporting