A major player in the construction rental market in France, Kiloutou S.A. offers professionals, midsize businesses, large companies, and individuals a wide range of materials for structural work, including finishing, tooling, commercial vehicles, and gardening equipment through a network of more than 300 agencies. Its business unit, Kiloutou Global Services, is responsible for pooling all rental contracts at the national level and improving the management of construction site material rental at an international level. With more than 1,500 rental product offerings, 650 partner rental firms, and more than 4 million visitors, the Kiloutou Website provides professionals with a single, leading marketplace for construction materials, vehicles, and business-to-business services. To support its growth and accelerate the provision of new services to professionals, Kiloutou established a service-oriented architecture, based on Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle WebLogic Suite. The organization has implemented several Web service packages—including supplier sourcing, the client marketplace, and the client extranet—in an average time of four months, facilitating the management of the company’s materials rental service. The reuse of Web services will also enable Kiloutou to save time on future rollouts of business applications, including those based on cloud computing.
“By choosing Oracle solutions, Kiloutou S.A can advance smoothly and easily toward a service-oriented architecture in compliance with market standards, while guaranteeing the stability of our platforms. Furthermore, Oracle's SOA approach will enable us to save time on our future application rollouts and ease the transition of our IT base to a cloud computing model,” said Jean-Michel Dos Santos, back office research manager, Kiloutou S.A.
Oracle partner Easyteam worked on the production of a proof of concept, the integration of the Oracle SOA Suite solution, training stages, and technical functional support.