Portobello Supports 20% Annual Growth with Updated Infrastructure and Enterprise Applications
 
 

Portobello Supports 20% Annual Growth with Updated Infrastructure and Enterprise Applications

Founded in 1977, Portobello S.A. is one of the largest ceramic and porcelain tile manufacturers and distributors in Brazil. It makes floor tiles, technical and enameled porcelain, mosaics, and products for internal and external wall coverings. It also provides installation services.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from Portobello S.A.

  • “After upgrading to Oracle Database 11g and Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, we improved data integrity, accelerated management reporting, streamlined the procurement process, and enhanced our production chain through Oracle Process Manufacturing’s new features.” – Toni Prado, IT Manager of Portobello S.A.

  • Upgrade business application to support 20% annual growth in floor-tile and wall-covering manufacturing operations, and the subsequent increase in billing, sales, and procurement transactions
  • Accelerate financial, accounting, and tax-management reporting to support expansion in the architectural and interior-design sectors
  • Improve communications between headquarters and franchised stores to ensure inventory availability and fulfill client orders without delay

Solutions

  • Upgraded to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 applications for order, manufacturing, warehouse, and financial management and deployed Oracle iProcurement for a streamlined environment that will support growth in billing, production, and payment transactions
  • Improved availability of business-critical information, thanks to the higher availability of Oracle Database 11g, accelerating procurement for the sales executives and headquarters staff who support the company’s tile and wall-covering distribution channels and 115 franchised stores
  • Completed procurement transactions in 2 minutes instead of 10 minutes, thanks to Oracle iProcurement’s friendly interface, which increased product availability in stores
  • Accelerated financial data compilation and report generation for more timely and informed decisions, thanks to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12’s new interface
  • Simplified integration with third-party fiscal and tax software by using Oracle SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware, which streamlined data sharing between Oracle E-Business Suite and other systems
  • Deployed Oracle E-Business Suite User Productivity Kit for iProcurement for an interactive e-learning tool to ensure complete training for internal users and accelerate Oracle iProcurement adoption

Why Oracle

"Oracle Database and Oracle E-Business Suite are highly reliable and robust products. We, therefore, decided to update to the latest versions, without even considering any other suppliers. In addition, we had great support from Oracle throughout the project and knew that we could count on the Oracle team to help us," said Toni Prado, IT manager, Portobello S.A.

Implementation Process

Portobello S.A. completed its Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 and Oracle Database upgrades in eight months. It worked in collaboration with Innovative Management Consulting, an Oracle partner, to reduce process-related risks and ensure an efficient deployment.

"The project was very successful and involved 140 internal collaborators. During the training we used the Oracle E-Business Suite User Productivity Kit for iProcurement, which contributed to knowledge sharing and rapid adoption," Prado said.

Partner

"Innovative Management Consulting played a major role in the success of our Oracle Database and Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades. We currently have full use of the solution at all stages of our production process, and it delivers with speed and accuracy” Prado said.