An International Shipping Association Rolls Out Oracle Financials in Argentina and Chile with IT Convergence
ITC helps this association roll out Oracle Financials in its Argentina and Chile subsidiaries, integrating them to the global application environment.
Originally founded in 1998 as a shippers group, this international shipping association is now a much more comprehensive corporation. The shipping association is comprised of a group of separately operating transportation companies. Each member of this association works with the other members of the association to coordinate or complement shipping services so that customer needs are met. Within this international shipping association, there are four types of companies that provide services related to the transportation industry. The company has over 90 offices located in 125 countries across the world.
The international shipping association needed to deploy a common application that would allow it to standardize financial processes throughout the company. The association also wanted a solution that would integrate all logistics, operations, and back office data. To meet these needs, the association decided to rollout Oracle Financials and tightly integrate it with a custom-designed core business logistics application. The association needed a partner capable of supporting a global Oracle Financials rollout. In this specific instance, the international shipping association needed a vendor that could adapt the global design of its Oracle Financials suite to local needs in Argentina and Chile.
Working part-time both onsite and remotely, one ITC consultant conducted the Argentine phase of the rollout over a four- month period. The consultant adapted the client’s global Oracle design to the company’s local needs by adding an additional layer of integration. ITC also offered training and support on different Financials modules and deployed consultants to implement Oracle Financials at the client’s offices in Chile. As a result of the successful implementation, the association’s Argentine and Chilean offices have been incorporated into its unified global system, using the same processes and standards as the rest of the organization. The client now has an integrated solution to track operational and back office financial data, accessible through one central data source.