According to Jothi Radhakrishnan, President of iWorks Corporation (iWorks), Oracle customers face multiple challenges in the current environment.On an infrastructure level, clients face the economic pressures of shrinking budgets and accelerated timelines; confronted with the need to upgrade systems, many clients do not have the resources to complete them in a timely manner. On a technological level, iWorks has observed that clients are aggressively looking for cloud computing services and cloud system integrators, but too often encounter a gap in standardized processes and tools in on-boarding Oracle products into the cloud. Adding to the issue, many clients have legacy applications (web 1.0, client/server etc.) as part of their application portfolio, making the transition even harder.
iWorks leverages expertise in Oracle PeopleSoft ERP, Oracle Fusion Middleware Products, Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle Virtualization technologies to provide flexible solutions for clients. iWorks’ R&D team can produce quick prototypes for clients on any Oracle solution and importantly, iWorks is CMMI level 3 and ISO 9001:2008 certified, demonstrating their commitment to mature, repeatable processes.
To address this need, iWorks has developed solutions that have successfully enabled enterprises to transform, enhance, and optimize their business processes. A key differentiator of iWorks’ solutions is the iWorks Lab, which comprises dedicated servers and the Oracle stack of products and provides R&D capacity for iWorks’ skilled technicians. PeopleSoft upgrades are an illustration of how iWorks uses proven processes along with the iWorks Lab to develop efficient solutions for their customers.
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iWorks has developed a hybrid upgrade methodology for PeopleSoft upgrades which involves using the iWorks Lab to optimize the process before implementation at the client site. Using this approach, satisfied customers realized an average of 25% cost savings and shorter cycle times compared with previous upgrade cycles. Additional, they got tailored solutions so they could meet their commitments to their stakeholders.
To address cloud issues, iWorks has migrated infrastructure into a hosted cloud solution which supports a scalable dynamic environment provisioning to meet a large software integration project using Oracle VM. With this approach, iWorks’ clients achieve seamless migration of the Oracle stack of products.
In addition to a seasoned team of professionals, iWorks’ Gold Partnership with Oracle gives access to resources within Oracle to support innovative solutions for clients, making iWorks an ideal partner. In fact, iWorks is one of the top 50 fastest growing small businesses in the federal IT landscape, with an ERP practice that is growing exponentially.
“Our people, with their Oracle-based expertise and commitment to excellence, are our strongest asset. The right people combined with the capabilities of the iWorks Lab and our mature, defined processes enable us to stay ahead of the curve and develop innovative solutions to known and emerging problems. These are all critical components of our success delivering value to our clients,” Radhakrishnan says.
iWorks’ Oracle team is eagerly awaiting the release of Oracle Cloud offerings and engineered systems, on the horizon for the latter part of 2015. iWorks is committed to continuing to align with changing market conditions and providing innovative solutions that cut costs while adding value.