Brocade Communications Systems Supports Tripling of Workforce, Enhances Talent Management with Cloud-Based Human Resources

Brocade Communications Systems Supports Tripling of Workforce, Enhances Talent Management with Cloud-Based Human Resources

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides comprehensive network solutions that help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere. As a result, Brocade facilitates strategic business objectives, such as consolidation, network convergence, virtualization, and cloud computing. Today, more than 90% of Global 1,000 data centers, as well as enterprise local area networks and the largest service provider networks, use Brocade solutions.




A word from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

  • “Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Cloud Service applications helped us create a centralized and highly efficient environment to manage and develop our employees, while improving our competencies and competitive advantage. It is also attributing to cost savings.” – Lakshman Manoharan, Director of IT, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

  • Automate and streamline goal and performance management as well as workforce compensation processes to support expansion of communications software company that nearly tripled its employee headcount through major acquisitions
  • Deploy a software-as-a-service human resources solution to eliminate the need for heavy customizations


  • Deployed a cloud-based scalable and consistent multicountry human capital management (HCM) solution, giving managers new levels of visibility into and control over performance and goal-management processes to ensure smooth delivery of its network solutions and to support the communications software company’s recent headcount expansion
  • Established a standardized process for setting and measuring employee goals―helping to improve retention and ensuring that goals align with organizational strategy
  • Ensured high availability and efficient human resources (HR) system management with a cloud-based platform, freeing internal staff members to focus on other strategic priorities
  • Ensured seamless integration with existing systems—such as enterprise resource planning
  • Used Oracle Fusion Workforce Compensation Cloud Service to attract, motivate, and retain talent by strategically planning, allocating, and communicating compensation—eliminating a cumbersome process handled by a homegrown application
  • Laid foundation to enable 4,300 employees to enhance their productivity by actively collaborating on goals through the integration of Oracle Fusion Goal Management Cloud Service and Oracle Social Network Cloud Service

Why Oracle

After evaluating the benefits of multiple cloud-based HCM solutions—including a solution from Workday—Brocade selected the Oracle cloud-based applications because they enabled the company to get up and running quickly using minimal internal resources, and because they seamlessly integrated with the company’s existing Oracle E-Business Suite deployment.

Implementation Process

Brocade used a small internal team to implement Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Cloud Service applications in approximately seven months. The company spent much of that time performing data migration testing from the entire hardware instance into the new production instance.  

“Oracle provided us with fantastic support throughout our internal implementation process. We had easy access to top management, and everyone worked toward ensuring a successful implementation,” said Lakshman Manoharan, director of IT, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.