Migration of Jamba business data to an Oracle On Demand Partner Environment – Fiscal year conversion completed successfully at the same time
April 7, 2008
Oracle today announced that Jamba (Web and WAP: www.jamba.de), the world's leading provider of mobile entertainment, successfully migrated its business data to an Oracle On Demand Partner Environment. Under new ownership, Jamba needed to transfer its company data into an autonomous Oracle E-Business Suite System and, at the same time, meet the standards of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This also involved converting all financial company data to a new reporting period and a different calendar type. These challenges were overcome in just four months together with Oracle Consulting (OCS), Oracle Solution Services International (SSI) and the Oracle On Demand (OOD) Partner NTT Europe Online.
Oracle products implemented at Jamba include, among others, the Oracle E-Business Suite with components General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Fixed Assets, Cash Management, Procurement, iProcurement, iSupport and Human Resources. The main challenge facing this complex migration project was the short timeframe available, because it was imperative that the new reporting date for the financial results be upheld. The former infrastructure comprised an Oracle E-Business Suite environment in the VeriSign Global Single Instance, from where a sub-set of data was migrated into the Oracle On Demand Partner NTT Europe Online host environment. This not only required a new organizational structure for the data, but also a new concept and the transfer of data into the new environment. Jamba commissioned Oracle to manage these services since Oracle Consulting has considerable experience with the migration of extensive business-critical data.
The first task was to extract all Jamba data from the VeriSign Global Single Instance, because VeriSign needed to ensure that none of their own data was affected by the migration procedure. The new environment was put to the test once the new system structure had been set up at the Oracle On Demand Partner NTT Europe Online by OCS and the data had been migrated by Oracle Solution Services International. Two parallel test runs were conducted in order to stay within the tight time-frame limitations. Following the successful completion of the tests the new environment could be implemented productively and in time before the end of the reporting quarter on 18th July 2007.
The successful migration met all of the set objectives including upholding the tight schedule, minimizing system downtimes and the smooth transition into an Oracle On Demand environment with the partner. The key to this success laid in Oracle Consulting's considerable experience, precise planning, the thorough testing by all involved as well as the close and constructive cooperation and focused teamwork between Oracle Consulting, NTT Europe Online, VeriSign and Jamba.
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Jamba (Web and WAP: www.jamba.de) is the world's leading provider of mobile entertainment with the ability to reach one billion consumers around the globe in 35 countries and 25 languages across five continents. Jamba supports more than 2,800 handsets and provides billing connectivity to more than 125 operators worldwide. Jamba offers mobile products available directly via mobile phones including branded popular content from more than 800 content providers around the world such as famous Fox content like The Simpsons, high quality music from top music labels, mobile games from renowned game developers, and original content made exclusively for mobile phones. Jamba is a joint venture between News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A) and VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ, VRSN) and headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Berlin, Germany.
About NTT Europe Online
NTT Europe Online provides managed hosting, application management and security management solutions to enterprises globally. These solutions give the reliability, availability, security and scalability needed to underpin business success online. NTT Europe Online is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, the international arm of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Group (NTT Group), one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.
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