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Oracle SOA Suite Customer Schneider National CIO on Oracle cio2cio

Bruce Tierney
Director of Oracle Cloud Integration

Schneider National CIO Judy Lemke talks with Oracle CIO Mark
Sunday about the challenges Schneider National faced and how thecio2cio company
overcame them through a business-wide transformation.  In 2007, Schneider National
changed every process they had as part of project "Quest" to transform 20
year-old custom developed and integrated applications to "Future
Proof" the infrastructure.

Ms. Lemke also describes the difference between a vendor and a partner and how Oracle played an important role in their successful transformation.

The video can be accessed here and the complete Schneider National Customer Transformation story is
available as a detailed white paper at this link. Here is a quick
summary of the background and key take-aways that highlight the unified
difference in Oracle’s approach to integration:Judy Lemke

Prior to the Transformation

  • Complex applications and data environment at Schneider
  • Expensive and time-consuming to maintain and evolve
    application integration
  • Multiple order entry systems, multiple rating engines,
    several sources of customer information, no “single version of the truth”
  • Launched a 5-year business transformation program – “Quest”

Objectives

  • Rationalize, simplify, and modernize enterprise IT applications
    and infrastructure
  • Create a modular, flexible, expandable and scalable IT
    architecture for long-term strategic growth
  • Core tenets: Common development environment, common runtime
    environment, and common management environment to standardize processes and
    tools

Results

  • Consolidated to a single core set of unified tools,
    providing a consistent programming model for developers
  • Lower development and maintenance costs
  • Over 200 application integrations
  • Introduced re-usable enterprise web services such as TranportationOrder,
    Claims, Shipment, Account, AccountProfile, Location, Driver, Supplier and more.
  • Real time tuning of data flow using 40 business rules
  • Proven scalability to over 20 million messages per day
  • Oracle B2B for EDI, part of Oracle SOA Suite, with over 900
    trading partners and over 100 types of B2B documents

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