Since 2008, Shree used legacy Oracle Database and Oracle E-Business Suite for its ERP system. With 20% growth in cement production and 30% growth in power generation annually, Shree experienced performance issues with the legacy ERP system due to exponential growth in transaction volume and additional loads on the server. The manufacturer also needed to ask users to log off and shut down the system for up to two hours to apply monthly patches updates and reboot the server during the month-end period. It caused disruption to manufacturing operations, such as dispatching cement materials to customers.
With Oracle Database 12c’s online patching feature, Shree can apply patches and upgrades to a cloned database and copy it to the production database without requiring users to log off the system. This helped to dramatically reduce planned downtime to less than 10 minutes instead of up to 4 hours previously. With Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture, Shree ensured high system availability and enhanced data protection for business-critical data, such as cement sales orders.
“With a high-performing, reliable, and secure Oracle Database 12c, we can support the demands required for our rapidly growing business and improve customer service. The multitenant architecture also allows us to easily migrate to Oracle Sourcing Cloud Service and other cloud services in the future,” said Manoranjan Kumar, CIO, Shree Cement Ltd.