IBM High Technology Solution for Oracle Accelerate

The IBM Oracle Accelerate for High Technology Solution delivers world-class functionality to answer the challenges facing today’s electronics contract manufacturers. Manufacturers must increase supply chain responsiveness in the competitive marketplace, and accelerate new product ramp. Business applications must be scalable to enable growth with minimized initial implementation outlay, protecting investments over time. The solution bundles IBM’s intellectual capital and assets on top of Oracle’s enterprise applications and tools and Oracle Business Accelerators to provide a comprehensive ERP solution. Using Oracle Business Accelerators (OBAs) and IBM’s proven methodology, a CRP1 testing instance can be produced in the first 6-8 weeks of the project. Validation of key design decisions, configurations and proof of concept can begin in a matter of weeks.

The E-Business Suite solution delivers a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of business applications including Financials, Inventory Management, Purchasing, Order Management, Discrete Manufacturing, Flow Manufacturing and Sales and Service. The solution includes 51 business flows and 43 Oracle products delivered with pre-tested business flows and flow scripts, reducing testing and validation requirements. New features include procurement contract management, landed cost management, change management on internal sales orders, service parts planning and service contract management, work flow for work orders, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and credit and collection management.

New Products in R12:

Key business flows available include:

The IBM High Technology Solution for Oracle Accelerate is designed for businesses of any size and is available in fixed scope for the base EBS solution, or can be expanded and adjusted depending upon customer requirements. The solution can include hardware, software, extended support, and financing. Please inquire for specific pricing.

IBM has developed additional accelerating enhancements for this solution including design workshop master documents, a customer interview questionnaire to quickly capture key configuration data, and a comprehensive OBA Excel-based toolkit. The IBM toolkit captures and integrates design decisions across modules. The IBM OBA Certified Center of Excellence guides each project to the successful creation of the integrated OBA EBS instance. The Center of Excellence team has experience implementing this solution in both smaller, local businesses and large, multi-national organizations. IBM hosts the creation of the OBA EBS instance, allowing the project to begin without customer hardware in place. IBM can also provide temporary hosting of your CRP testing instance if needed.

The solution can also be used for re-implementation upgrades from Oracle release 11i to R12. Re-implementation, or transformational upgrades are often the best choice for companies that have grown through acquisition and need an organizational design change, need to re-design their Chart of Accounts, or require major standardized business process change. IBM has developed over 200 key data and configuration extraction scripts (VCOQ) that are applied against the existing 11i instance. The project team can quickly review existing data and design to decide what to bring forward into the R12 environment, saving days or weeks of effort.