AQS was impressed with Oracle’s expertise, local presence and technology. The company had experienced the benefits of running Oracle software on Oracle hardware from using Oracle E-Business Suite 11i on Oracle SPARC Enterprise Server platform with Oracle Solaris and Oracle Pillar Axiom data storage. AQS had used Oracle E-Business Suite applications for its manufacturing, planning, core HR and finance operations and knew that sixty percent of future business needs could be met by the older E-Business Suite, but wanted to expand its footprint, to enable enterprise-wide integration and visibility across business functions and to harness the features of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to meet all future requirements.
The company chose Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 because of its seamless module integration, its support for business growth with technology for higher transaction volumes, its large product and solution portfolio that reduces total cost of ownership (TCO), and its continued focus on product enhancement. In addition, AQS appreciated the robust, standard out-of-the-box functionality available and the ease with which Oracle products enabled it to build custom solutions. Oracle’s SPARC T5 servers running Oracle Solaris 11 were the ideal choices for a company like AQS: it wanted to drive down complexity while delivering improved application response times and overall service availability.