Princess House is a direct sales company that sells cookware, serveware, and housewares through a network of 25,000 independent business owners. For 20 of the 55 years that they've been in business, they've leveraged JD Edwards for finance and procurement. To support their growing business, Princess House needed to modernize JD Edwards and the supporting infrastructure. They had the following goals:
To accomplish these goals, Princess House demanded a cloud infrastructure that would not only make it easy for them to move JD Edwards, but also offer them superior availability and support. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was the clear choice.
Like many other enterprises, Princess House had been running their own data center on-premises, and they wanted to get out of the business of doing so. They wanted to be able to add and remove resources as needed for their dev/test workloads, and their legacy infrastructure didn't provide them with this level of agility.
“Our main driver for moving to cloud was to be able to create resources on the fly without the upfront investments, constant capacity planning and hardware renewals that come with running your own data center,” said Bassam Alqassar, Vice President of Information Systems at Princess House.
In addition to gaining much-needed agility, Princess House's IT team could rely on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to deliver a highly available infrastructure. Now they could devote their resources to improving their enterprise applications for business users.
Princess House upgraded to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, adding in supply chain management capabilities and integrating with Softeon, a warehouse management system. They were able to do so with limited disruption to existing business processes. And end-users who were already familiar with JD Edwards were able to get trained quickly on the upgraded system.
Princess House could have gone with any other cloud provider to get the agility benefits that they were seeking. However, when they looked into hosting with a prior partner, they discovered that it would have been three times more expensive than Oracle's solution. Additionally, they wanted to work with a cloud vendor that would be able to offer strong support across the stack, from the application itself down to the database and the infrastructure.
“We looked at other clouds, but we knew Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was the best choice to run an Oracle solution,” said Alqassar.