Selex Improves Management of Civilian and Military Security Projects by Streamlining 10,000 Purchase Orders Each Year
 
 

Selex Improves Management of Civilian and Military Security Projects by Streamlining 10,000 Purchase Orders Each Year

  • Oracle Customer:  Selex ES
    Location:  Rome, Italy
    Industry:  Aerospace and Defense
    Employees:  17,000
    Annual Revenue:  $1 to $5 Billion

Selex ES, a  Finmeccanica company, is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defense systems and infrastructures that protect data for aerospace and land security with sustainable, smart solutions. From the design, development, and production of its state-of-the-art equipment, software, and systems, to supporting its technology throughout the lifecycle, Selex ES partners with its customers to deliver the information superiority required to act decisively, complete missions, and maintain security and protection for operational effectiveness.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from Selex ES

  • “Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management improved our purchase order planning and management. The solution’s flexibility enables us to adapt the software to our unique business requirements, so we can efficiently manage the divisions devoted to large railway, naval, avionics, and civil infrastructures.” – Giuseppe Sasso, Head, Applications Division, Selex ES

  • Obtain a comprehensive and structured view of the company’s economic plans to efficiently manage its business and create specific strategies for its avionics, civil, and naval divisions
  • Optimize the operating costs of internal and external human resources involved in the company’s complex and long-term information-technology projects
  • Coordinate all operations to build naval, avionics, and railway smart-technology infrastructures by enabling the company to control order management in relation to supplies and costs
  • Ensure a univocal and centralized information source by deploying a single software solution that the company can use across its avionics, civil, and naval divisions

Solutions

  • Used Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management to optimize task scheduling by enabling the company to control the status and economic progress of 10,000 purchase orders, yearly, in a timely manner for naval, railway, avionics, and civil infrastructures designed to help its customers act decisively, complete missions, and maintain security and protection
  • Improved staff productivity by providing them with consistent and centralized information for task management, calculating associated costs, determining resource use, tracking supplies, and checking invoices, enabling them to act after assessing the overall picture of each project
  • Streamlined planning and simulation processes to enable the organization to participate in tenders for civil and military works, thanks to the Primavera software, which automatically provides forecasts and estimates economic and operational variables of all divisions
  • Updated the reporting system, with Primavera facilitating management of costs, invoices, and critical analyses, enabling a cross-comparison of data
  • Enabled the professional growth of internal human resources now able to manage complex projects while effectively monitoring financial aspects
  • Reduced the margins of error for financial and operational planning with the Primavera solution, which provides detailed information on each entire project

Why Oracle

“We chose Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management because it was the best project-management solution on the market. The product’s high technology and reliability enable us to efficiently handle complex projects that involve many corporate resources” said Giuseppe Sasso, head, application division, Selex ES.

Implementation Process

Selex ES’s implementation process started in 2006 and took place in three, six-month stages, enabling the company to make changes or modifications according to corporate needs. The company completed the project on time.

Partner

Oracle partner Corvallis proved to be a reliable and extremely competent partner. Its contribution was essential to the project’s success, and the team developed best practices that Selex could apply to every division.