Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A. (CNO), an Odebrecht Organization business, is the largest engineering and construction company in Latin America, the second-largest Brazilian multinational organization, and one of the 25 largest international construction companies. In recent years, its engineering and construction operations have reached the largest scale in its history, causing CNO to seek markets abroad. To maintain this growth, CNO needed to upgrade its IT structure, which serves approximately 6,000 users and more than 500 operational units. To modernize its financial applications, procurement, and back office environments, the organization upgraded to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3. Among other benefits, the upgrade accelerated issuing payments. In addition, the company upgraded its database to Oracle Database 11g, Enterprise Edition, which supports CNO’s entire IT structure.
The Organization relied on Oracle Premier Support and Oracle Customer Support to efficiently provide assistance during the migration. Oracle’s specialists interacted directly with the Oracle development team during 1,269 test scenarios. With Oracle’s methodology and effective governance, Odebrecht carried out the transition without impacting internal users. Now that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition 11g are in production, the organization is analyzing and measuring improvements to further enhance internal process management and maximize the benefits that the new versions will deliver to its business.
“We relied on Oracle’s excellent response rate. Oracle Premier Support and Oracle Customer Support provided outstanding support and excellent service which added to the project,” said Gilson Franco Cavalcante, systems leader, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A.
“The entire project was done in record time—in only four months—and avoided any impact on internal users. Considering the high complexity level, the data volume, and the fact that Odebrecht is such a large organization, the implementation’s speed and process were extraordinary. There was minimal impact on production, due to rigorous planning, efficient execution, a dedicated team, the Oracle tool’s capabilities, the company’s process know-how and our great partnership with Oracle. Without Oracle’s support, we would not have finished the project on time,” said Cavalcante.