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Long-Term Partner

by Carol Hildebrand

August 2014

FinishMaster was able to draw on its long history with EmeraldCube Solutions leadership to reduce the project’s timeline. The Oracle partner built the technical environment and installed and configured all of the Oracle components, as well as providing some project management services.

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FinishMaster

Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana

Industry: Automotive

Employees: 1,487

Oracle products: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1, Oracle WebLogic, Oracle User Productivity Kit

Tom Smith

Director of IT

Length of tenure: 10 years

Education: BS in chemistry, University of Illinois; MBA, St. Ambrose University

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Tom Smith, director of IT at FinishMaster, says that EmeraldCube’s deep expertise in Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne implementations kept the project on target. “When it comes to upgrades, you need somebody who does that activity repeatedly to get the most efficiency,” says Smith. Marcelo Tamassia, partner at EmeraldCube Solutions, who worked with the company on its previous upgrade, provided not only upgrade expertise but also historical knowledge of FinishMaster and how it worked. “Not only are they deeply experienced, but we had gone through our prior upgrade with them,” says Smith. “They knew us, we knew them, and that helped put it in perspective for both of us.”

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