Agrale S.A. is a Brazilian company that manufactures vehicles, bus chassis, four-wheel drive vehicles, tractors, diesel engines and generators. Agrale, which has a 50-year history, maintains a presence in 30 countries. Its subsidiaries—Agrale Montadora, Agrale Argentina, Agrale Comercial, and Lintec—form part of the Francisco Stedile Group.
An Oracle customer since 1998, the company decided to upgrade to Oracle Database 11g, Standard Edition with Real Application Clusters and to incorporate Oracle Linux to improve processes and reduce processing time for business-critical information, such for costing and raw material management. This initiative enabled Agrale to better plan for new business and control back orders.
The upgrade took only 45 days and shortened, by a factor of 36, the time required to calculate product costs to strategically determine the feasibility of meeting a customer’s or prospect’s requested deadline. Specifically, Agrale reduced the time needed to send a proposal from 12 hours to 20 minutes.
In addition, the company migrated to Oracle Linux, running on Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters, to reduce licensing costs and maintenance time and improve data processing speed, availability, scalability, and security.
“We upgraded to Oracle Database 11g, Standard Edition due to the security and reliability that the product and brand offers,” said Eduardo Bento Alves, IT supervisor, Agrale S.A. “The technology is a cornerstone for our business, and we aim to evolve with Oracle to ensure speed and availability. Since we operate in an extremely competitive market, we consider these tools to be a great advantage. We are certain that other products on the market would not meet our needs as well as Oracle.”
Agrale completed the upgrade to Oracle Database 11g, Standard Edition in 45 days and completed the migration to Oracle Linux in just one weekend.
“This renovation enabled us to gain processing speed and was an extremely positive experience, as we completed it without complications and within our deadline,” Alves said.
“BEG Support assisted us in the upgrade to Oracle Database 11g, Standard Edition and the migration to Oracle Linux, which have delivered important business benefits to our company. BEG Support conducted a survey of our environment and developed a detailed implementation plan. It executed the entire project transparently and within the stipulated deadline, as the company has highly capable professionals. We have total confidence in the work done by the BEG Support team,” Alves said.