CTR, Inc successfully executes ‘Lift and Shift’ for Oracle’s eBusiness Suite to the Cloud.

Emtek is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a leader in access solutions. For over 40 years, Emtek has helped design lovers transform houses into homes with customizable door and cabinet hardware. Innovative award-winning designs and personalization are built into the ordering process, producing a limitless range of options and end products. A cornerstone of Emtek is its focus on seamless, fast delivery.

To support their complex business requirements, Emtek has been using Oracle’s eBusiness Suite (EBS) for many years, leveraging its extensive functionality for Financials, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. They have many customizations to fit their unique needs and as a result any updates to their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) are typically seen as complicated and expensive.

Upgrade Required

Emtek’s EBS version was no longer supported and they were using outdated infrastructure as it was required to support their older version of EBS. The legacy technology stack was hindering any future development of their roadmap and the application was not compatible with other third-party applications with which it interacted. Additionally, the application was potentially vulnerable due to outdated security patching.

To solve these challenges, a plan was made to:

  • Upgrade their EBS application from release 11.5.10.2 to 12.2.10
  • Migrate their EBS application and Discoverer 11g from their own data center to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Benefits Realized

After a smoothly executed, on time, and under budget project, Emtek has reached their goals and is realizing the following benefits:

  • Enhanced product support until 2030 as part of Oracle’s Applications Unlimited offering
  • Ability to implement desired functionality such as enhanced AP/AR Netting and Advanced Collections
  • Ability to implement other advanced Oracle cloud applications such as Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) and Warehouse Management System (WMS)
  • Greatly improved system scalability and stability
  • Latest security patches to protect against potential vulnerabilities are now accessible
  • Access to Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC) allowing shared services opportunities
  • Higher performance and reliability
  • Quick deployment of test environments as provisioning of hardware and infrastructure is easier with OCI
  • Business continuity has been assured through Oracle Disaster Recovery

A Strong Long Term Support Partner

CTR has been a long-term partner of Emtek for more than 10 years and has demonstrated a deep understanding of the EBS application and the client’s specific customizations and extensions.  The client is currently happy with EBS & OCI and feels that the upgrade and cloud infrastructure will only improve the company’s capabilities for the future.

Here is a statement from their Director of IT:

With the support of CTR, Emtek – Assa Abloy was able to greatly improve its technology footprint by upgrading the ERP system to the latest version of Oracle EBS and concurrently migrating infrastructure from an on-prem data center to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). CTR, a long-time IT partner, was also involved with the initial Oracle EBS implementation and was therefore a natural choice to assist with this immense undertaking. They delivered both functional and technical expertise along with a unique understanding of business processes and requirements. This project would not have been successful without the proficiency and diligence of CTR’s highly skilled team.

The next steps for Emtek will be to explore other Oracle Cloud products such as the Warehouse Management System (WMS) or Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ).

*CTR, Inc. is an Oracle partner established in 1998 serving both North America and global clients. We are an Oracle Platinum Cloud Select partner, have had multiple successes moving customers to Oracle Cloud, especially OCI, and can offer deep knowledge of the product and a proven methodology for a seamless migration. Please visit our website (https://ctrworld.com) to learn more on how we helped other clients to better leverage their technology.

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