Princess House had been running their legacy JD Edwards application on IBM AS/400 hardware in their data center. The solution was already tightly integrated into their financial and purchasing operations. They wanted to expand it to include supply chain management as well as integrate it with Softeon, their warehouse management system.
By converting to Oracle Linux and upgrading to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Princess House was able to maintain existing business processes while modernizing their environment and adding the supply chain management capabilities needed. At the same time, they reduced training time for end-users who were already familiar with JD Edwards.
Princess House also wanted to build more agility and elasticity into the infrastructure that supported dev/test for their enterprise applications. “Our main driver for moving to cloud was to be able to create resources on the fly without the upfront investments, constant capacity planning and hardware renewals that come with running your own data center,” said Bassam Alqassar, VP of Information Systems at Princess House.
Alqassar cited additional strategic benefits of not having to manage their own data center. “With cloud we don’t have to worry about power, cooling and having enough resources for disaster recovery. We can rely on our cloud vendor to provide a highly available infrastructure while we focus on building and improving the applications we need to run our business.”