Oracle 12.1.3 EBS / OBI Foundation Suite Implementation

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450 people affected
40 people managed
18 month project

Project Description

Oracle 12.1.3 EBS Implementation to replace 20+ year old legacy system.  We also replaced their archaic product labeling system, upgraded their parcel shipping system, and introduced automated cross-boarder shipping.  OBI was also introduced with OBIA modules Supply Chain and Financials.

Lessons Learned

Hold a longer Requirements Gathering Phase at the beginning of the project, along with a Business Process Review.  Get a better understanding of the "state" of the legacy data before planning conversions.  After the BPR, we would have realized that this silo'd, customized system would need a more mature consulting firm with a deep bench to perform at the speed needed.

Highlights

support from colleagues

Difficulties

steep learning curve
cost overrun
hard to meet schedule

Technical Skills Used

  • Project Management
  • Oracle EBS Implementor
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Solutions Architect
  • Budget Management
  • People Management
  • Communication
  • McHenry (IL-US)42.3334-88.2667

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