Overview
International defense, aerospace and security leader delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions, and customer support services. The upgrade services were delivered to the US subsidiary of the organization.
Business Situation
The client was using Oracle EBS 11.5.10 which included Finance, Project Accounting, Manufacturing, Procurement, Order Management, and a separate ASCP application instance. Upgrade project entailed application upgrade to R12.2.7, DB upgrade to 12C, and platform migration to EXADATA stack. The application landscape was extremely complex with more than 5000 custom objects deployed and numerous 3rd party applications integrated with the ERP. These complexities required careful upgrade planning and execution. Being a supplier to US defense, the client also had mandatory ITAR compliance needs.
Project Highlights
Industry: Aerospace & Defense
Solution
  • Using ‘Route to 12.2’ solution, upgraded Oracle E-Business Suite and ASCP from 11i to R12.2.7
  • More than 1500 custom objects needed retro fitment
  • 4 CRP cycles and 8 upgrade iterations to ensure a smooth cutover
  • Migration to EXADATA platform
  • Single Sign-on integration
  • Automated testing services using OATS
Revenue: $24 Billion USD
Employees: 85,500+
Geographic Location: Multi-National
Birlasoft Solution
Using ‘Route to 12.2’ solution Birlasoft successfully upgraded Oracle E-Business Suite and ASCP from 11i to R12.2.7 in multiple complex iterative stages. The engagement entailed application, database upgrades, and migration to the EXADATA platform. Considering the complexity of the engagement, four conference room pilots were planned as a part of project execution. Eight upgrade iterations were carried out to ensure smooth cutover. Automated testing services using OATS was also provided to optimize the engagement duration and cost, making the entire upgrade execution efficient to the client.
Benefits
  • Release 12 innovations like SLA leveraged effectively to eliminate several customizations
  • 8 iterations of upgrade before final production to ensure 100% predictable outcome
  • Significantly reduced downtime during the final production cutover
  • Overall savings of about 15% for the entire upgrade initiative through effective usage of Route to 12.2 toolkit
  • Reduced testing cycle by 80% by automated testing services using OATS
 
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