Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. It was created from the merger of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc. in November 2008. Its product portfolio includes technologies for capillary electrophoresis-based sequencing, next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, sample preparation, cell culture, ribonucleic acid (RNA), interference analysis, functional genomics research, proteomics, and cell biology applications, as well as clinical diagnostic applications and water testing analysis. The company has a presence in approximately 160 countries, and holds more than 3,100 patents and exclusive licenses.
Life Technologies wanted to find an efficient way to achieve real-time integration between its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Siebel customer relationship management (CRM), Agile product lifecycle management (PLM), and warehouse management environments. It had been relying on batch processing, which did not provide the real-time data the organization required, especially in its very active warehouse network.
The company used Oracle Fusion Middleware, including Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Application Integration Architecture, and Oracle Application Development Framework, to achieve the real-time integration it required. It has reduced missing product shipments and losses associated with them and rapidly integrated a new acquisition in just two months—30% faster than if the company had used traditional integration methodologies. Life Technologies also accelerated the creation of new stock keeping units (SKUs), speeding time to market for new products. Further, it reduced the time, expense, and potential for error associated with rekeying data into multiple systems.