Drew Marine Leverages Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to Underpin New Corporate Structure
Global Marine Services and Solution Provider Implements New Enterprise Resource Planning System on Time and Budget
COLLABORATE ‘11, ORLANDO, FL, CA – April 13, 2011
Drew Marine, a leading provider of technical solutions and services to the global marine industry, partnered with SYSTIME to successfully implement Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 in support of its new corporate structure.
To achieve operational independence from its former parent company, Drew Marine needed a comprehensive suite of enterprise resource planning applications that could meet the complex needs of its growing global business.
Working closely with SYSTIME and leveraging Oracle Business Accelerators, a set of powerful, easy to use and rapid implementation solutions, Drew Marine migrated to its new enterprise resource planning system on time and on budget.
Drew Marine required a solution that supported business processes for chemical manufacturing across raw material inventory management, material planning, and manufacturing while also providing strong distribution (order entry, inventory and invoicing) and finance (AR, AP, GL, Fixed Assets) capabilities. Adding to the challenge of the stringent timeline was the need for a global rollout covering 19 subsidiaries, many requiring support for localized business processes.
By providing an integrated, standards-based applications suite, the new Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne infrastructure provides a stable, secure and flexible platform to cost effectively support Drew Marine’s multi-channel environment, across departments and geographies.
“We needed an integrated applications suite that would allow us to achieve complete operational independence by a non-negotiable deadline,” said Mark Ippolito, CIO, Drew Marine. “We partnered with SYSTIME because of their experience and expertise in Oracle JD Edwards and by working closely together, we were able to implement a high quality solution in a cost effective and timely manner. With Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne now in place, we have flexible and scalable architecture that can support our growing global business.”
“SYSTIME believes in laying the foundation for our client’s success,” said Vishal Grover, President and CEO, SYSTIME. “We recognized the imperative time to market involved in this project, and our commitment to the go-live date, and our client’s future, resulted in an industry-leading implementation. Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 with Oracle Business Accelerator methodology exceeded Drew Marine’s expectations as it was specifically tailored to support the varying requirements of their different channels and business units.”
“Drew Marine needed a complete, end-to-end solution to meet some unique and critical business challenges for its growing global company,” said Lyle Ekdahl, Oracle group vice president, JD Edwards. “With the implementation of Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne we were able to meet the company’s need for an integrated solution while still allowing the flexibility to support their future global growth.”
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