PACCAR achieves operational excellence and improved user satisfaction with JD Edwards Enterprise One 9.1 upgrade
Highlights
  • Industry

    Automotive

  • Revenue

    $17.12 billion+

  • Employees

    21000

Solution Footprint
  • 9 months JD Edwards Upgrade Project
  • March, 24, 2014 Go Live
  • 3 week Post Go-Live Support
Customer Overview

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company and a technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

PACCAR delivers its products and services to customers worldwide through an extensive dealer network of nearly 1,800 locations. PACCAR international sells the company's products in more than 100 countries.

Business Challenges

Business Front

  • Premier support for XE & A7.3 was no longer available from Dec 2013 and extended support was also not available
  • PACCAR Australia was in Co-existence and they needed to migrate to a common platform
  • Product costing reports were taking considerable time in XE
  • PACCAR Australia makes extensive use of the Configurator and had reached the limits of this tool in XE
  • Their current business data was not Unicode, hence there was a need to move to Unicode

Project Front

  • Function support & Technical retrofit for the Upgrade project was executed from Offshore which included Go-Live and Post
  • Go-Live support from Offshore (India) during Australian Time Zone
  • Limited Upgrade cut-over window requiring innovative data conversion design and approach
  • Technical Upgrade ("AS IS") had lot of 3rd party interfaces, not a part of Standard JDE
Birlasoft Solution
  • PACCAR successfully completed their upgrade from JDE XE to EnterpriseOne 9.1 along with integrations to ancillary business systems
  • Phased project approach included ending of Co-existence and Upgrade of XE to EnterpriseOne 9.1
  • Birlasoft was the primary systems integrator providing Upgrade Planning, Functional Consulting, Technical, CNC Consulting, Project Management, and Go-Live support
Benefits Delivered
  • JD Edwards Upgrade from XE to EnterpriseOne 9.1 with ending of Co-Existence.
  • JD Upgrade with complex third party interfaces Integration
  • PACCAR could retire 13 modules due to added functionality available as a part of Standard feature in E1 9.1” to “PACCAR could retire 13 modules due to added functionality available as a part of Standard feature in EnterpriseOne 9.1
  • Helped PACCAR on performance and usability enhancements, which increased the efficiency of applications and business
  • Upgrade with Finance, Sales & Distribution, Manufacturing and HR & Payroll modules
  • Leveraged EnterpriseOne 9.1 Configurator & Australian Payroll
  • Reduced operational costs and improved User satisfaction with improved processing time by the use of Dynamic Configuration since only valid options are presented based on previous configuration selections
  • Upgrade documentation was created in UPK