Data Center Modernization: Harness the power of Oracle Exalogic and Exadata with PeopleSoft
By Michelle Kimihira on Nov 19, 2012
Author: Latha Krishnaswamy, Senior Manager, Exalogic Product Management
Allegis Group - a Hanover, MD-based global staffing company is the largest privately held staffing company in the United States with more than 10,000 internal employees and 90,000 contract employees. Allegis Group is a $6+ billion company, offering a full range of specialized staffing and recruiting solutions to clients in a wide range of industries.
The company processes about 133,000 paychecks per week, every week of the year. With 300 offices around the world and the hefty task of managing HR and payroll, the PeopleSoft system at Allegis is a mission-critical application. The firm is in the midst of a data center modernization initiative. Part of that project meant moving the company's PeopleSoft applications (Financials and HR Modules as well as Custom Time & Expense module) to a converged infrastructure.
The company ran a proof of concept with four different converged architectures before deciding upon Exadata and Exalogic as the platform of choice.
Performance combined with High availability for running mission-critical payroll processes drove this decision. During the testing on Exadata and Exalogic Allegis applied a particular (11-F) tax update in production environment. What job ran for roughly six hours completed in less than 1.5 hours. With additional tuning the second run of the Tax update 11-F reduced to 33 minutes - a 90% improvement!
Not only that, the move will help the company save money on middleware by consolidating use of Oracle licensing in a single platform.
With a modern data center powered by Exalogic and Exadata to run mission-critical PeopleSoft HR and Financial Applications, Allegis is positioned to manage business growth and improve employee productivity. PeopleSoft applications run on engineered systems platform minimizing hardware and software integration risks.