Overview
A diversified industrial tool and services company with operations in more than 30 countries. It is a leader in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic and electrical tools and supplies; specialized products and services for energy-related industries and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Business Situation
With 50+ Sets of books, 50+ Operating Units and 100+ Inventory Organizations representing operations in 25 countries, the client had an extremely vast and complex Oracle E-Business Suite Landscape with more than 25 modules spanning across the supply chain, finance, projects, and manufacturing tracks. The client’s environment was also heavily customized with 3500+ custom objects. There were numerous bolt-on and 3rd Party applications such as Webstore, Windchill, Loftware, Guardian, Custom Tax, Mastersaf, Shiplinx, Basware, APRO, ESPA, etc. Their system included localizations across the globe, covering EMEA, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, APAC, China, etc. as well.
Project Highlights
Industry: Energy, Engineered & Industrial Solutions
Solution
  • Application upgrade from 11i to 12.2.5
  • The Route to 12.2 and IMPACTA toolchain
  • Oracle modules covering Financials, Projects, SCM and Manufacturing with multiple languages and country Localizations
  • Onsite functional consultants deployed at key locations to ensure better testing coverage and user adoption
  • India based technical team for Code Retrofit, New Development, 12.2 Code Compliance
  • Feature/ Functionality enhancements were delivered as part of the project
Revenue: $1.2 Billion USD
Employees: 5,400+
Geographic Location: Multi-National
Birlasoft Solution
Birlasoft’s ‘Route to 12.2’ along-with the proven upgrade methodology and downtime reduction techniques helped execute the project across geographies with very little impact on the business. Oracle EBS modules upgraded during the engagement were OM, PO, WMS, Adv. Pricing, RLM, Inventory, BOM, WIP, MRP, ASCP, AP, AR, GL, CE, FA, etc. covering India and various other localizations. A team of functional consultants was located at various sites across the UK, Brazil, France, Netherlands, China, USA supporting global coordination, functional scenarios, testing, user adoption, and service request management. Active participation and guidance from the Centre of Excellence (CoE) team helped with best practices and provided solution governance.
Benefits
  • Process streamlining for projects-based business by deploying project budgetary controls
  • Major process improvements in inventory management and supplier collaboration tracks
  • Upgrade down-time restricted to less than 50 hours to ensure production cutover was completed over a weekend to reduce the impact on business operations
  • Reduction of 30% of development effort in retrofitting due to Birlasoft upgrade tools
 
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