Natus Medical Inc. is a leading provider of healthcare products used for screening, detecting, treating, monitoring, and tracking conditions related to newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders. Its products include computerized neurodiagnostic systems, newborn care products, and software systems for managing and tracking disorders and diseases.
“We had a very aggressive implementation timeline, so we needed an out-of-the-box solution that would meet our unique needs. Oracle—through its Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Value Chain Planning, and Hyperion applications—delivered for us. Other vendors simply could not compete on the same playing field,” said Nitin Gaglani, IT Director, Natus Medical Inc.
Natus standardized on Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 after retiring legacy systems from Infor, and Epicor. It then looked to enable best-in-class processes for integrated business, demand, and supply-chain planning using Oracle Value Chain Planning applications and Oracle Hyperion Planning. The company benefitted in just 10 months from out-of-the-box industry-specific Oracle Business Accelerators to implement Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 and Oracle’s Value Chain Planning applications. It also deployed Oracle’s Siebel customer relationship management and Agile Product Lifecycle Management applications.
Natus worked with two partners for the initiative. NTT DATA, an Oracle Platinum Level partner, spearheaded the Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. Natus worked with NexInfo, an Oracle partner, to implement Oracle Value Chain Planning and create an integrated business planning and demand and supply planning system.
“NextInfo’s expertise in Oracle Value Chain Planning and in manufacturing business processes in the medical device industry allowed us to enable and adopt best practices in integrated business planning and manufacturing. We completed our project on time and on budget,” Gaglani said.