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Biesse S.p.A.

Biesse Enhances Operations and Supports Growth with Engineered Systems

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With Oracle’s Engineered Systems we have boosted performance by 40%, streamlined processes to achieve considerable cost savings, and introduced a disaster recovery center to ensure the continuity of our industrial machinery solutions businesses.

— Giovanni Bellucci, CIO, Biesse S.p.A.

Biesse Supports International Business Growth by Optimizing IT Infrastructure on Oracle


The Biesse Group is a leading international designer and manufacturer of machines for processing wood, glass, stone, plastic, and metal. Through its 37 subsidiaries and 300 resellers and agents, the company delivers its products globally. In the past few years, the group has experienced significant business growth in terms of revenue, workforce, and expansion into new markets, as demonstrated by its 2016 results: revenue of $662 million (+19.1% as compared to 2015), net profit of $33.8 million (+39.9%), and net positive cashflow of $5 million.

Biesse Group’s business growth created the need for a more powerful IT infrastructure to manage increasing activity and growing amounts of data throughout all business processes.
40% boost
in hardware performance by migrating to Engineered Systems
 
Challenges
  • Increase performance of IT hardware by at least 35%, and boost the speed and stability of applications used by hundreds of business users—from design, manufacturing, and sales to procurement, warehousing, administration, and customer service
  • Refresh group IT infrastructure to enhance process efficiencies and reduce operational costs
  • Support rapid business growth in industrial machinery and expansion into new countries with a robust, high-performance IT platform
  • Safeguard the fluidity of business operations by increasing system availability and deploying a secure, powerful, reliable disaster recovery solution
Results
  • Increased overall hardware performance by 40% by migrating to Engineered Systems, boosting employee productivity, reducing response times for applications used across the group, and providing managers with faster access to detailed management reports
  • Achieved higher performance for batch processing jobs—for example printing order confirmations for woodworking machines—by deploying Oracle SuperCluster M7 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine, leading to savings comparable by 20 full-time equivalents (FTEs)
  • Introduced a disaster recovery solution by deploying two SPARC T7-1 servers and one Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 appliance in a separate datacenter—ensuring continuity of industrial machine business operations by using Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Active Data Guard to replicate all data from the production site and provide instant failover in case of emergency
  • Boosted business growth by eliminating disk availability and storage issues with a powerful IT hardware solution
  • Ensured 24/7 availability of critical IT systems used by employees throughout the group to support Biesse’s industrial machinery business
  • Enhanced infrastructure scalability by migrating hardware platform to Oracle Solaris, also ensuring secure and compliant deployment of further Oracle E-Business Suite modules and future applications
  • Optimized IT support during and after migration by using Oracle Platinum Services and MyOracle Support, and minimized service request response times thanks to a single-vendor solution for hardware and software

 

After a thorough testing and selection process we decided to adopt a technology platform from Oracle due to its high performance and ability to support our industrial machinery business growth. In addition, having a single vendor across the stack has enabled us to deploy a disaster recovery solution to ensure the continuity of our operations.

— Giovanni Bellucci, CIO, Biesse S.p.A.

About Biesse S.p.A.

Headquarters

 
Pesaro, Italy

Employees

 
3,800

Annual Revenue

 
US$662 Million
Biesse Group is a multinational leader in technology for processing wood, glass, stone, plastic, and metal. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes machines, integrated systems, and software for producers of furniture and windows for the nautical and aerospace industry—counting prestigious Italian and international firms among its customers. Biesse invests about $15 million per year in research and development, and holds about 200 patents. The company operates through 9 plants, 37 branch offices, 300 agents and resellers, and sells 90% of its production outside of Italy. Founded in 1969 by Giancarlo Selci, Biesse is since 2001 listed in the Star segment of Italian stock exchange Borsa Italiana, and currently also in the FTSE IT Mid Cap. The group employs 3,800 people.
 
 

Partners

Biesse selected Oracle Partner FASTWEB to implement its Oracle Engineered Systems and also to host its new datacenter. FASTWEB assisted with all project phases, from solution design to post go-live assistance of the new platform, and completed the project within four months, on time and within budget.
Published:  Aug 10, 2017