Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. is a world-class real estate company that leverages its high-level expertise in all aspects of real estate, including investment, development, asset management, and building operations to deliver an optimal return for its investors. Through its multiple subsidiaries, it holds assets in more than 20 countries valued at over US$34 billion as of December 31, 2012. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. The company has grown organically and through acquisition throughout its lifespan, expanding its geographic reach and scope of operations.
Ivanhoé Cambridge merged operations with another company and wanted to create a single application platform across its enterprise. Both organizations had been running Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications and were pleased with their robust functionality, including industry-specific capabilities for the real-estate and property-management sectors. “We already had a large Oracle footprint, and it had served us very well,” said René Demchuck, senior vice president, information technologies, Ivanhoé Cambridge. “When it came time to merge our operations, we reaffirmed the solution’s value to our rapidly growing organization.”
Ivanhoé Cambridge deployed its new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environment in 18 months. It rolled out the solution in North America, as well as Scotland, France, and Spain. One of the company’s subsidiaries in Brazil is also using a JD Edwards solution.
Ivanhoé Cambridge worked with Oracle partner IBM Global Business Services to deploy a single instance of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne across its merged organization and plan and manage the upgrade to version 9.0.
IBM provided end-to-end implementation assistance including planning, business process mapping, configuration, project management support, as well as developed customizations through an offshore partner, including the ongoing, after-project support.
Working with IBM, the company completed the upgrade on time and on budget.