Viasoft Korp ERP cuts costs by nearly 40% with Oracle Cloud

Manufacturing software developer Korp ERP, part of Viasoft group, cuts costs and takes customers to the cloud with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Oracle’s main advantage is the interaction we have and the streamlined environment. Simplicity in cost management is also an advantage.

Alexandre HenzenChief Technology Officer, Viasoft Korp ERP

Business challenges

Brazilian high-tech company Viasoft Korp ERP specializes in software that addresses the demands of the production and distribution industry, from sales and implementation consulting to development and support.

Based in Curitiba, Korp ERP provides an essential service to customers, for whom any instability in critical systems may result in significant losses. If the system is unavailable for minutes, for example, a truck may arrive at a factory to pick up products that are not ready, among other consequences.

In the past, the company delivered its ERP solutions to customers’ servers, but as the market evolved, it was clear that Korp ERP needed to transition to the cloud to serve medium- and large-size customers who did not want to maintain internal IT structures.

When Korp ERP began moving to the cloud three years ago, it partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) but found the service resulted in challenges in billing and invoicing that caused unacceptable service costs.

Seeking a cloud partner that would reduce those challenges and provide solid architecture and reliable support in Brazil, the organization turned to Oracle and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

The key factor that made me feel most confident with Oracle: being present. It’s something we didn't have before. Everything is beautiful while it’s working. And one day, if something happens, who can I turn to? We’re often encouraged by the availability of Oracle’s technical team to support us when we create each new solution.

Alexandre HenzenChief Technology Officer, Viasoft Korp ERP

Why Viasoft Korp ERP Chose Oracle

Among the main reasons Korp ERP chose Oracle Cloud were the simple billing process, which has reduced costs that otherwise invariably would be transferred to customers; the streamlined architecture; and robust performance.

“Oracle brought us an architecture that is simpler and cheaper, and we have also gained excellent performance,” says CIO Alexandre Henzen.

Results

One year after the transition to OCI, Henzen points out various benefits from this migration, including an estimated 40% cost reduction and increased system efficiency.

One example of this efficiency is the number of users of Korp’s cloud-based ERP desktop application. Prior to moving to OCI, each virtual machine had between 35 and 40 users; after the migration, this number increased to 60. With its former vendor, says Henzen, the company would have needed to acquire new, more expensive, and faster hardware to reach that number of users per virtual machine.

“We were able to increase the number of users of our application, and the environment still had a 30% increase in performance, which is the speed of opening a window or running a routine task in the system,” says Henzen.

In addition, the simplicity of operation offered by OCI has resulted in productivity gains for Korp ERP. Whereas the cloud environment previously required two to three experts at hand, that task now can be performed by junior employees. This means that more experienced employees have more time to work on product development and other tasks that add value to the company’s business. “The feedback I received from my development team is that it’s very simple to work with Oracle’s development APIs,” Henzen adds.

With operations running on OCI, Korp ERP is confident its infrastructure will provide stability to critical systems and is seeking to take more of the company’s own customers to the cloud.

Published:August 13, 2021