Oracle Customer Success — CELSA GROUP

CELSA GROUP

CELSA GROUP Improves SAP Enterprise Application Performance 3x, Saves US$ 656,000 in Labor Costs, and Deploys IT Structure to Support Continued Growth

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Oracle SuperCluster gives us peace of mind by eliminating downtime in our business-critical logistics planning and dispatching processes, and it enables our customers to optimize their supply chain, knowing our products are delivered on time and reliably.

— Jesús Mayordomo, CIO, CELSA GROUP

Serving industrial customers on five continents and with more than 50 companies operating under its umbrella, CELSA GROUP is the largest steel producer in Spain and one of the largest in Europe. CELSA GROUP is highly diversified in the products the company manufactures—including forged, laminated, and processed steel.

 
Challenges
  • Eliminate downtime in the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, which lead to delayed deliveries of steel products and expose the company to late penalties and lost business
  • Improve IT performance to boost resource planning and financial reporting efficiency across CELSA GROUP’s more than 50 entities
  • Optimize backup processes to save time and money while meeting the company’s rigid requirements— that no data be lost in an emergency
Results
  • Ensured reliable, on-time delivery of millions of tons of steel per year by eliminating downtime in the company’s SAP ERP systems with Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle Exadata Database Machine, optimizing supply chains for CELSA GROUP and customers
  • Saved more than US$656,000 annually in labor costs by optimizing financial reporting, consolidating data from more than 2,000 users dispersed across the group’s more than 50 entities
  • Improved ERP systems speed 3x, enabling the company to optimize logistics processes and gaining the ability to support planned growth for the next four years without adding any additional IT resources
  • Tripled backup speeds and queries to geographically separate data centers with Oracle Active Data Guard, optimizing IT resources and the time dedicated to managing backups
  • Scaled up CELSA GROUP’s data storage capacity, meeting the company’s increasingly demanding requirements to analyze data to find trends and improve efficiency across steel manufacturing operations
  • Contracted Oracle partner, BT, to deploy Oracle SuperCluster, ensuring custom pre-implementation planning, same-day migration, and post-implementation support

 

We considered a number of alternatives to improve the IT infrastructure of our SAP ERP systems, but our tests demonstrated Oracle SuperCluster would best meet our requirements for robustness, effectiveness, price, and quality.

— Jesús Mayordomo, CIO, CELSA GROUP

Execution

CELSA GROUP migrated seamlessly to Oracle SuperCluster in less than a day thanks to in-depth pre-implementation analyses and preparation by Oracle and Oracle partner BT. In addition to migrating CELSA GROUP to Oracle SuperCluster, BT hosts CELSA GROUP’s SAP system, providing CELSA GROUP with data centers and Oracle SuperCluster infrastructure, while managing and operating the platform 24/7.


About CELSA GROUP

Headquarters

 
Barcelona, Spain

Employees

 
7,000

Annual Revenue

 
$1 to $5 Billion

Partners

BT analyzed CELSA GROUP’s IT requirements and business needs and provided analysis and tests to demonstrate that Oracle SuperCluster would best meet them. BT prepared the implementation, completed the migration in less than a day with minimal involvement from CELSA GROUP, and remains involved post-implementation in training and support should any issues arise.

Published:  Jan 25, 2016