QLogic is a global leader of high-performance networking, delivering adapters, switches, routers, and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that power data, storage, and server networks. QLogic products power solutions from today’s leading technology providers, such as Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, and Oracle.
“Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 complemented our existing investments and provided an opportunity to reset the ERP foundation, significantly increasing the use of standard functionality and improving operational efficiency. For example, using the power of Oracle’s MOAC capabilities allowed us to simplify access provisioning without sacrificing segregation of duty controls,” said David Kim, senior manager, IT, QLogic Corporation.
QLogic and IBM executed a two-phase plan—customization reduction and technical upgrade. The joint team ran multiple rehearsal cycles to mitigate potential missteps and risks. “The team was so well prepared that we were able to execute a seamless deployment, well ahead of the planned cutover schedule,” Kim said.
In addition, QLogic used Oracle User Productivity Kit to develop materials for end user training. QLogic and IBM completed the upgrade in 14 months.
QLogic worked with IBM, an Oracle Diamond Level Partner, to complete its Oracle E-Business Suite and data infrastructure upgrade. IBM provided the project management, functional, and technical resources to partner with QLogic. The joint IBM and QLogic team collaborated to plan, analyze, design, and execute the implementation. Through this partnership, the team found opportunities to further reduce customizations and deliver a successful transition.
“We have a growing relationship with IBM. Its consultants demonstrated a strong understanding of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and our objectives. The team’s expertise helped us ensure a successful Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade and take full advantage of the latest Oracle technologies,” Kim said.