Alkan S.A. is a leading aeronautical equipment manufacturer in France, specializing in carriage-release and ejection systems for various types of military aircraft, ranging from training and transport aircraft to helicopters and combat aircraft. The company designs, manufactures, and sells aeronautical equipment—such as pylons, ejection release units, twin-store and multirole carriers, attachment devices, releasing units, wing-suspension masts, store-management systems, and ground equipment, including winches, trolleys, and test benches. Alkan also provides technical and logistical support, onsite and remote training, and periodical overhaul and repair services. The company’s equipment is used in more than 65 countries and is certified for more than 60 types of aircraft, worldwide.
“Agile is very well suited to the multifaceted nature of our products and operations. It is incredibly flexible and extremely rich in functionality. As important, it does not require IT development effort. Therefore, any professional user can quickly define its configuration, saving significant time and IT team resources,” said Max Janvier, CIO, Alkan S.A. “Since acquiring Agile, Oracle has thoroughly recognized how best to evolve this unique product, while maintaining the same philosophy—simplicity of use and administration.”
Alkan ensured a smooth transition to Agile Product Collaboration 9.3 by following Oracle Consulting’s recommendations on data migration, implementation processes, and tools. It also received support by telephone from Oracle’s local after-sales team to fully exploit the functionalities of the latest version, such as enhanced roles and privileges for increased security.