In 1974, engineers Erivaldo Arraes and José Carlos Pontes created the Marquise Construction Company, headquartered in the state of Ceará. Four years later, the company widened its area of activity and started building popular housing in the states of Maranhão, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte.
Despite focusing on civil construction at the beginning, the company has always tried to diversify and widen its area of activity to other business sectors. This is what made Marquise turn into a business group made up of 11 companies that provide services in the area of infrastructure engineering, incorporation, environmental services, hotel sector, finances, communication and shopping centres.
Throughout its almost 40 years of history, the Marquise Group has consolidated itself as a sound company, which invests constantly in the enhancement of its processes. Originally from the state of Ceará, the company has offices in 12 Brazilian states and employs over six thousand people.
Carlos Magno is Grupo Marquise’s IT Manager. He manages a team of ERP professionals that is responsible for Grupo Marquise’s Oracle EBS system. The IT/ERP team never has a moment’s rest. “In addition to our six employees, we have many key users. As you can imagine, they’re busy and it is always a challenge to align them with our ERP needs. No Oracle EBS R12 upgrade is easy and I spent months researching every possible way that we could mitigate our risk and time. We’ve been on an older version of EBS for a long time, and we had a big project ahead of us.”
Grupo Marquise used Panaya for their Oracle EBS R12 upgrade. Given the Grupo Marquise business dynamism and a 24×7 operation, Panaya, in conjunction with Panaya Brazil partner Ninecon had the challenge to migrate the environment in less than six months with an absolute minimum disruption on Grupo Marquise’s production operation.
Grupo Marquise leveraged Panaya’s SaaS solution to identify changes in existing extensions. Panaya suggested the best ways to adapt Grupo Marquise’s codes in order to accelerate the conversion process. In addition, Panaya’s dashboard enabled managers to control and monitor the progress of work during all the project.
“Panaya provided an important solution for Grupo Marquise, offering reliable tools with a high return on investment,” said Carlos Magno.
Gaby Koren, VP Sales Americas at Panaya, is thrilled to be working with Grupo Marquise. “We are introducing an innovative way of cost and time to market savings to the Brazilian market. I would like to thank Ninecon, a Brazilian consulting firm specializing in Oracle solutions, for bringing Panaya and Grupo Marquise to the table.”
“The choice of Panaya and Ninecon as partners were critical to the project success,” said Carlos Magno, IT Manager at Grupo Marquise.
- Panaya enabled Grupo Marquise to accelerate their Oracle EBS R12 upgrade.
- Grupo Marquise experiences a smooth R12 upgrade with zero disruptions to the business.
- Panaya dashboards allowed managers to control and monitor the upgrade throughout the project.
“Panaya provided a high ROI for our Oracle EBS R12 upgrade.”
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