Michael Baker Corporation, founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for public and private sector clients worldwide. The company serves clients in the architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, homeland security, public sector, oil and gas, utilities, and transportation industries. Its services span the complete lifecycle of infrastructure and managed asset projects, including planning, design, construction services, asset management, and asset renewal. Engineering News-Record consistently ranks Michael Baker among the top 10% of the 500 largest US design firms.
Oracle has been a strategic partner to Michael Baker Corporation for more than 10 years. “We’ve looked in the market space, but continue to come back to Oracle for the value it brings to the table. Oracle has access to the whole stack, whether it’s hardware or software, and can handle any issue,” said Jeremy Gill, chief information officer, Michael Baker Corporation.
“Oracle Managed Cloud Services provides the knowledge and technical expertise that is key to running our ERP environment―and it can do so with minimal guidance, which makes it a whole lot easier and cost-effective for us,” Gill said.
Michael Baker Corporation worked with Oracle to complete the upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 in fewer than six months.
“Instead of trying to do an in-place upgrade, we stood up [put into production] a new environment with an updated database for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1,” said Russell Hemwall, director of ERP, Michael Baker. “We migrated to the new version, and we had the old one as a fail-safe system in case we encountered any problems. This approach significantly mitigated our upgrade risks.”