Casa Granado Laboratórios Farmácias e Drogarias S.A. (Granado) was founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1870 by Portuguese businessman José Antônio Coxito Granado. The company began by formulating products with plant and vegetable extracts, herbs, and Brazilian flowers, as well as products imported from Europe. Its products’ quality and effectiveness earned the company the title of Official Pharmacy of the Brazilian Royal Family.
In 1903, the company created its Antiseptic Powder, which is its oldest and flagship product with a formula that remains unchanged to this day. Since 1912, the company has expanded its facilities in Rio de Janeiro and acquired a factory in Pará State, where it produces bar soap.
After being a family-owned company for three generations, Granado is currently run by English businessman Christopher Freeman. The company expanded its product range by incorporating the Phebo brand in 2004.
“We decided to migrate to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 because of the improvements the new version offered in performance and functionality. In addition, we’ve created a very stable application environment that provides consistent information, which is essential for analysis and decision-making and ensures business continuity,” said Plinio Bellas, chief information officer, Casa Granado Laboratórios Farmácias e Drogarias S.A.
“We completed the upgrade to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 in 10 months and without obstacles, thanks to the various load tests we performed prior to going live,” Bellas said “We counted on the involvement of all the company’s departments, which enabled us to identify and resolve problems. Another factor that contributed greatly to the project’s success was the system’s robustness, as it has not had any interruptions since we put it into production.”
Casa Granado Laboratórios Farmácias e Drogarias counted on Oracle specialized partner MPL’s specialists to lead the migration to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1.
“During the implementation, MPL’s methodology team played an important role in helping us to maximize the business benefits we achieved by updating our application,” Bellas said.