BERRY GLOBAL MOVES FROM DATACENTRE TO CLOUD
PROJECT DELIVERED TO EXPECTATIONS WITH EARLY COMPLETION
Thanks to experience of working together previously, Berry Global trusted Redfaire International for their migration to the Cloud. This migration included multiple time-zone instances for five different geographic sites while also supporting multiple languages.
Through close collaboration, the decision was made to create a new JD Edwards platform in Cloud 9 whilst keeping all of Berry Global's local objects, data and customizations. Redfaire International successfully met this goal and delivered the project ahead of schedule.
We are pleased that the project with Redfaire International was delivered on-time and even more so that the go-live was seamless with no impact to the business and facility operations.
Sean Ownbey, Director, Enterprise Applications Technologies, Berry Plastics
Focus on strategic growth
Over 47,000 employees
Beginnings as a small, hometown company.
Berry Global, Inc is a Fortune 500 global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products with a history of rich in product innovation, customer focus, and strategic growth.
With roots as a small, hometown company based in Evansville, Indiana, Berry has grown into a global, publicly traded, multi-billion dollar public corporation with over 290 facilities across the globe and more than 47,000 employees.
Berry Global wanted a strategic JDE hosting solution that would save money, minimize business impact, and allow for future divestments.
With a cumbersome infrastructure hosted by a legacy provider coming up for contract renewal, Berry Global needed to move from the datacentre as quickly and smoothly as possible for five sites running JD Edwards E1 in China, India, Belgium, and Mexico.
Due to the multiple geographic locations, Berry also needed each local instance of JDE to be timezone sensitive to allow for traceability and shipping. This was a mandatory requirement.
Why Berry Global Chose Redfaire International
Berry and Redfaire International had been working together since 2017 and built a good relationship over time, collaborating on many specific challenges.
Having previously utilized Redfaire International's Cloud 9 hosting solution, specifically engineered to run any JD Edwards system in the Cloud, the fixed price OPEX model appealed to Berry as it would take them out of the long-term multi-annual contract from their legacy infrastructure provider.
Why Berry Global chose Redfaire International:
Already had an established relationship with one another.
Fast delivery and clearly defined methodology.
Proven commitment to highest quality standards.
JD Edwards customers can innovate faster, improve customer engagement, drive business-process efficiency, and accelerate digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.
Christian Fronteras, Director, Cloud 9, Redfaire International.
After some initial discussions, Redfaire International proposed building Berry Global a new JD Edwards platform in Cloud 9, while at the same time importing all local objects, data and customizations to the new system.
Berry Global’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solution was used by sites in China, India, Belgium and Mexico. As well as architecting each local instance to be timezone sensitive to allow for traceability and shipping, we also provided multiple language support (e.g. Mandarin character sets and hardware) to ensure smooth user adoption.
Thanks to working together with Berry Global’s strong central team in Evansville, Indiana, we were able to ensure all assets were placed successfully in the Cloud.
Project delivered to expectations and completed before the deadline
Berry Global now benefit from better architecture designed for cloud
Freedom from expensive multi-annual hosting contracts
The original schedule for this major project was calculated at six months. Redfaire International worked with Jumbo Group to create a project schedule with a two stage implementation, and dedicated teams for Finance, Purchasing and Sales modules.
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