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Grupo Comercial Simán Benefits from IT Convergence’s Flexible Implementation Approach

Grupo Comercial Simán Benefits from IT Convergence’s Flexible Implementation Approach

“IT Convergence helped coordinate the complex process of designing an Oracle implementation that spanned multiple companies, varying legacy systems, and different levels of Oracle knowledge. By demonstrating the capabilities of Release 11i and emphasizing best practices, they readied us for the widespread change management initiative that is now underway. Their emphasis on documentation and knowledge transfer means that we now feel comfortable completing the project on our own, with remote assistance available for additional troubleshooting.”

Miguel Padilla // Senior Project Manager, Grupo Comercial Simán

Company Overview

A leading retailer in Latin America, Grupo Comercial Simán (GCS) has more than 200 stores in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

The Challenge

GCS maintained financial data via a legacy system and a heavily interfaced instance of Oracle Financials 10.7. When the company decided to improve their financial operations, some of the first places they evaluated were their business applications. They wanted to improve the timeliness, accessibility and reliability of their financial data in order to enable their managers and directors to make more effective business decisions. By standardizing all of their business groups on a single instance of Oracle Financials 11i, GCS could reduce operational complexity and double effort, while improving the consistency of financial data. Although their in-house technical team was strong, they knew they needed to find a consulting partner who could guide them through the business decisions accompanying a move to 11i.

The Solution

ITC worked closely with GCS to develop a staffing model that would meet their needs while ensuring the success of the project.  In order to keep the project on an aggressive timeline, GCS decided to standardize their business processes, maximizing productivity using standard Oracle functionality and minimizing the need for future customizations. IT Convergence helped steer GCS through the maze of setup options by focusing on best practices and return on investment.  ITC’s emphasis on knowledge sharing and documentation, coupled with functional and technical expertise made possible a successful implementation in different countries.
Grupo Comercial Simán
San Salvador, El Salvador


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