Client Case Study

The IOCL Story

  • About IOCL: An independent oil refiner and marketer, headquartered in Mumbai, India operates through out India. The company has been publicly traded on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange.
    At present, IndianOil controls 10 of India’s 22 refineries with a combined refining capacity of 65.7 MMTPA (million metric tonnes per annum), i.e., approx. 1.31 million barrels per day. The 15 MMTPA refinery, under commissioning at Paradip on the east coast of India, will raise the capacity to over 80 MMTPA (1.60 million barrels per day). The strength of IndianOil springs from its experience of operating the largest number of refineries in India and adapting to a variety of refining processes along the way.

    The Problem: The client was running an out-dated, highly modified version of JD Edwards. Because of the extensive downstream reporting requirements and customized pricing, over 80 users were assigned FAT clients to manage the reporting load.
    This JD Edwards software must be upgraded to the latest version, tested and deployed with minimal disruption to the company’s operations processes and personnel.

    The Solution: Sedulous Technology Solution personnel worked closely with the client management and project team to execute the upgrade project. We changed the technology infrastructure and moved the users from FAT clients to web-based access. We tested the upgraded software with clearly defined test scripts, trained users on the browser-based access and the new functionality and deployed the final solution.

    The Result: Sedulous Technology Solution met the client’s requirements of converting 80+ users to web-based JDE access with new functionality as a result of this upgrade. This included dual units of measure, cross docking, and several workflow processes. By leveraging our experience and upgrade methodology, impact to the business was carefully managed and minimized.
    The upgrade was completed by Sedulous Technologies on time and under budget.

    Project Category: JD Edwards - Oil & Gas


Dollar Shave Club Story - Migration to Oracle Cloud

  • About Dollar Shave Club: Dollar Shave Club is a company based in Venice, California, that delivers razors and other personal grooming products to customers by mail. It delivers razor blades on a monthly basis and offers additional grooming products for home delivery.

    Key Challenges Faced: Our client’s JDE (JD Edwards EnterpriseOne) system was unstable due to improper configuration by a prior implementation vendor, and on-going support issues with their JDE hosting/support provider. They turned to Sedulous Technology Solution to resolve key issues and provide much needed stability.
    1. Stability and Accuracy Issues:
       Our client had ongoing stability and inventory accuracy issues within their JD Edwards system. This caused various problems in their routine operations.
    2. Requirement of a Fully Hosted Cloud Based Structure:
       Implementing a better supported and lower cost hosting solution was essential to manage core manufacturing processes and financial aspects of the business. Their current JDE hosting and support provider at the time failed to address core system issues.

    The Solution to the Client’s Dynamic Inventory System: The client partnered with Sedulous Technology Solution to initially address the inventory related issues they were experiencing. Sedulous Technology Solution conducted an assessment on all inventory related issues, associated with both system configuration and business process
    Sedulous Technology Solution worked closely with key client personnel to systematically resolve the root cause of the inventory issues, and stabilize the system. Additionally, Sedulous Technology Solution migrated the client to our fully managed services and hosting on Oracle Cloud. This provide a much more cost efficient hosting solution, with significantly improve service and responsiveness.

    Results: Sedulous Technology Solution is now providing our client JDE managed services on Oracle Cloud with functional support across:

    • Financial Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Order Management JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Migration to Oracle Cloud
    • Manufacturing Management
    • Asset Life Cycle Management

    Results: Sedulous Technology Solution resolved all the client’s inventory issues, and fully stabilized the system. Further, our client now has improved insight into their financials, inventory, and manufacturing processes.
    From start to finish, Sedulous Technology Solution ensured a successful migration to a more efficient platform per our client’s expectations.


The IBTC Group Story

  • About IBTC Group: Founded in 1995, IBTC Group quickly established a reputation for providing customers and consumers with exceptional products and outstanding service.
    Their first brands, Grand Royal Whisky and Royal Dry Gin were followed by Eagle Whisky, Grand Royal Special Reserve Whisky and Double Gold Whisky, each of which is now an iconic brand in Myanmar.

    The Problem: The Grand Royal Group implemented JDE 8.1 back in 2008, and was several releases behind. The servers, databases and ancillary systems as part of their existing JDE 8.1 environment were also outdated.
    In order to continue support and future maintenance it was imperative that they upgrade to the current version of JDE 9.0 and update their systems. This upgrade would position them well for future growth, and enable them to take advantage of newer technologies.

    The Solution: Sedulous Technology Solution identified the key obstacles that needed to be overcome in the technical upgrade including:

    • Retrofit on over 1,000 customizations in the current version of JDE
    • Retrofit/modification of over 100 custom interfaces to/from JDE
    • Replacement of old databases and servers
    • Implementation of BI Publisher to replace Formscape – which supports printing of 20,000 payroll checks per week, as well as Account Payable checks
    In order get the upgrade accomplished on time and on budget, Sedulous Technology Solution leveraged the Global Delivery Model utilizing our offshore team in coordination with the onsite team to complete retro-fit of the customizations and interfaces. This allowed the retro-fit phase of the project to be completed it 2 months.

    Sedulous Technology Solution tapped into deep experience executing upgrades, and knowledge of the inter-connected systems to identify and help the restaurant update their databases and servers seamlessly. Using in-depth knowledge of JDE and BI Publisher, Sedulous Technology Solution implemented customizations to allow for check printing to both sequence, and burst as required, and re-print the check on-demand as needed.

    The Result: The client completed the technical JDE upgrade on time and on budget. This upgrade initiative provided several benefits to the client:
    • Significant improvements in overall system performance – Payroll processing of checks used to take over 8 hours, now check are processed and printed in 4 hours.
    • Updated technology – The servers, databases, and related software were updated, extending their lifecycle, and improving security.
    • Software consolidation and cost reduction through replacement of Formscape with built-in BI Publisher.
    • Better positioned to take advantage of JDE 9.0 new functionality and enhancements to improve business processes.