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Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is one of the world’s fastest-growing car manufacturers, ranked as the fifth-largest in 2011. The company also operates the world’s largest integrated automobile manufacturing facility in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, which can produce 1.6 million units per year. The company strives to enhance its brand image and market recognition by continuously improving the quality and design of its cars.
To maximize the company’s growth potential, Hyundai Motor Company undertook a project to improve business efficiency and reinforce data security by centralizing the company’s sales, financial, and car manufacturing documents into a single repository.
The company implemented Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle WebCenter Content 11g to ensure high performance and stability for its new document-centralization system. It has saved more than US$1 million per year in printer, paper, and toner costs, reduced the time staff spent on requesting and receiving documents from supervisors by 50%, and cut approximately 85% of the daily time required for overall document-related work.
After conducting a large-scale benchmark test, Hyundai Motor Company chose Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Exadata, Oracle WebLogic Sever, and Oracle WebCenter Content 11g, as they provided better performance, stability, storage, and scalability than their competitors.
“We had issues with the network speed in our previous system, so excellent system performance was our highest priority when reviewing vendor solutions,” said Kang Tae-jin, manager, general affairs team, Hyundai Motor Company. “We chose Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle WebCenter Content 11g to support our new document-centralization system over their competitors, as Oracle offers stable storage for petabytes of data and high processing speeds.
“Hyundai Motor Company is currently one of the fastest growing automobile manufacturers in the world, and it continues to carry out innovations inside and outside the company to strengthen global competitiveness and promote internal growth,” he continued. “By basing the document-centralization system on Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Exadata, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle WebCenter Content, we will contribute to our Work Smart Campaign, build the company’s collective intelligence, and improve our long-term business competitiveness.”
Hyundai Motor Company completed the first phase of implementing Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exadata Database Machine Half Rack, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle WebCenter in January 2012. It went live with the new document-centralization system in June 2012.
“Linking and synchronizing databases with the middleware tier can be challenging and time-consuming tasks for the IT department, but the Oracle-engineered system has been designed to simplify these tasks, enabling us to implement the system in a short timeframe,” said Kang.
Hyundai Motor Company conducted further enhancement tasks in August 2012. It continues to make various functional enhancements suitable for each research laboratory and manufacturing plant, and to convert the system for mobile platforms.
Hyundai Motor Company worked with Oracle Diamond Partner PwC’s Samil PwC Advisory for consulting services, Oracle Partner Hyundai Autoever for the product implementation, and Oracle Partner Softcamp Inc. for data security solutions.
“As the consulting partner, Samil PwC Advisory provided a solid basis for the project by analyzing the previous IT and business environments and designing systematic policies,” said Kang. “Implementation partners Hyundai Autoever and Softcamp Inc. worked hard to apply their vast experience and expertise to support the successful implementation and operation of our new document-centralization system.”