Cloud Transformation Journey Unfolded – By The Customer For The Customer


By Pramod Alluri posted 24 days ago

For the past many years, ERP management for Enterprise IT has meant large deployments with heavy investments. During the last decade, cloud computing has been growing at an exponential rate. The Covid-19 outbreak accelerated the growth of cloud adoption.

As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, the old methodologies of continuously updating customized on-premises infrastructure, frustrating legacy systems and operating with disconnected business applications and tools is no longer sufficient. That approach has proven to be labor-intensive, error-prone, complicated, slow time to value, and capital intensive. To outpace change, be prepared for the future and keep up with the changing market dynamics, organizations should modernize their operations with fully integrated, cloud-based enterprise software, like Oracle Cloud Applications.

Datavail is helping many clients move to the cloud, and some of those clients are speaking at several Oracle user group events in June.

At Ascend, hear from the Controller about the Atlanta Hawks’ journey to the cloud:

Atlanta Hawks, an American professional basketball team and a part of the NBA (National Basketball Association) needed better insight and control over their financials. When it came to planning and budgeting, they wanted to reduce the budget process cycle time and costs. They lacked the ability to drill down to financial data and reports from spreadsheets, and they wanted to build a view of multiple charts of accounts and hierarchy structures for better reporting across the organization. The use of legacy systems and disconnected spreadsheets that the finance team relied on for planning and budgeting were cumbersome and difficult to use with no integration to their central ERP system.

The Atlanta Hawks’ finance team decided to make the transition from on-premises systems to Oracle Cloud EPM. Cloud EPM includes strong, dynamic capabilities to meet the Hawks’ budgeting, planning, reporting, and analytics requirements.

Vice President and Controller Lester Jones at Atlanta Hawks is presenting with President of Enterprise Application Gurmeet Bhatia of Datavail to discuss their cloud transformation journey and how they achieved a controlled, robust system with strong planning and budgeting system.

Also at Ascend, hear from ADTRAN’s CIO about their extensive plan to implement 52 Oracle cloud native solutions:

ADTRAN Inc., a networking and communications equipment company, executed a full digital transformation, saying goodbye to its legacy systems which have been in use for the last 21 years. ADTRAN will be one of the first in the nation to implement an updated and modern ERP Cloud platform foundation with Oracle’s complete suite of 52 cloud-native applications and secure network infrastructure solutions, to evolve their network setup and get deeper business insights and revenue growth. The organization can operate more safely, improve efficiency, lower costs, gain access to emerging technologies, and achieve operational excellence through more agile, automated, and integrated systems.

ADTRAN chose Datavail, as its implementation partner as it wanted to build innovation into its operating model driving faster and higher quality speed-to-market and aligning ADTRAN’s old/new product development with their sustainability and growth objectives. They selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Human Capital Management (HCM) and Sales & Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) Cloud to support their operational excellence.

Chief Information Officer Raymond Harris at Adtran Inc. is presenting with the President of Enterprise Application at Datavail to discuss how they transition to Oracle Cloud quickly and efficiently with minimal workflow disruptions.

At Kscope, hear about how Datavail is helping a major trucking company move to the cloud.

A major transportation company made the move to integrate Oracle Cloud EPM & ERP with multiple disparate transportation management systems across their operating companies. Over the last few years, the trucking company has grown significantly, aided by numerous acquisitions. With the acquisitions came the challenge of integrating these new sources of revenue. Each of the acquisitions, now being managed as operating companies, had disparate financial systems, making corporate-level consolidations arduous. These diverse financial systems also posed multiple security and SOX compliance issues.

The first implementation of ERP Cloud affected their already deployed Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) system, which included Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS) for reporting and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) for budgeting.

The client turned to Datavail to review their multiple implementation issues. After a thorough review, Datavail was retained to not only fix the initial implementation but has also continued the engagement and continues to provide full Managed Services Support of both the Cloud ERP and Cloud EPM environments.

Datavail’s President of Enterprise Application Gurmeet Bhatia will be discussing the financial transformation planning, design, project build-out, change management opportunities - and the formula for success.