For more than three decades, Iron Bow Technologies has earned the trust of hundreds of government and commercial customers by providing IT solutions that enable them to work faster and better. The company achieved this success by hiring the best people, investing in advanced knowledge, and committing to a customer-first culture.
Each year, Iron Bow consistently ranks as a solutions leader, based on various media and industry sources. The company helps customers select, acquire, design, and integrate IT that solves specific business challenges. A collaborative approach from start to finish produces exceptionally customer-focused solution designs and applications.
“We conducted a three-month evaluation of SAP, Microsoft, and Oracle, and ultimately selected Oracle because of its flexibility in supporting our customer relationship management and quoting-system integration requirements. In addition, the Oracle solution was more scalable than the other offerings, which will be very important as we will continue to grow,” said Ray Harris, CIO, Iron Bow Technologies.
Iron Bow Technologies, working with Oracle partner BizTech, implemented Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 over the course of 19 months and effectively replaced the company’s homegrown quoting tool and service-based financial system (Costpoint), as well as eliminated outsourced business processes which were hampering Iron Bow’s success and continued growth.
“Unlike many enterprisewide ERP implementations, which can take companies years to successfully complete, we deployed Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 in just 19 months. We accomplished this by utilizing a big-bang approach, but managed to not interrupt our day-to-day business processes along the way. The Oracle implementation also laid the foundation for future enhancements,” Harris said.
“The BizTech team used Oracle Business Accelerators’ business flows throughout the project—from preproject training, to conference-room pilot sessions, to testing—ultimately helping our users adopt standard practices for many of our core business areas,” Harris said.