Carpet Court was running Oracle’s JD Edwards version 9.0 to manage their day-to-day accounting, financial reporting, insurance management and sales and marketing operations. They used Windows Server 2008 on six-year-old hardware that was running out of space. Their team grew from 2.5 to 30 users over that time, and the system was sluggish.
The aging applications were nearing or at end-of-life support, making them susceptible to the latest, more prevalent modes of cyber-attack. To top it off, the systems wouldn’t support new capability such as mobility, agile reporting and forms.
This situation prompted Harry Erawan, Carpet Court’s IT Manager, to review their data storage needs, increase hardware processing power and upgrade to the newest release of JD Edwards, version 9.2.
Security, systems performance and risk management were the key focus areas.