JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud at Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits

Posted by Niamh Vaughan

Founded in 1755 by Marie Brizard herself,Marie Brizard Wine and Spirits (MBWS) is an ambitious, entrepreneurial company that produces a portfolio of award-winning products including, Gautier Cognac and William Peel Whisky.

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Doing More & Better with Oracle JD Edwards on OCI

Implementing JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has been one of the key pillars in MBWS’s growth strategy. As the company sought to boost profitability and expand internationally, it was faced with the classic challenge of improving core processes while at the same time implementing processes in new and growing markets.  

To help them achieve their goals, Stéphane Jourdain and his team looked to consolidate more than 10 legacy applications. They reviewed a range of ERP solutions including SAP, but JD Edwards ERP emerged as the clear winner. MBWS chose JD Edwards because it was a proven solution, one of the key differentiators was the JDE Blend Management module that addresses the production requirements of the agri-beverage industry.

JDE on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Focus, Value, Security, and Speed

MBWS has almost 40% of its IT Applications in the Cloud so using JDE on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure made strategic sense. JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is managed using Redfaire’s Cloud 9 Service – this gives the IT team time to focus on process improvement and innovation. OCI also made financial sense given the company’s international reach and with an Oracle-on-Oracle implementation, the company has bolstered its cybersecurity.

An Award-winning IT Project – Happy Tuesday part of the winning recipe

The ERP project at MBWS has been recognized as the best IT project in 2020 by Oracle France and the French Oracle user group.

The project was run in line with MBWS’s values of

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Excellence
  • Team Spirit
  • Innovation

If you speak French you can watch Stéphane speak about the project here. What really comes across, something that we all know is that for a transformative IT project to succeed the key ingredient is the team, its adherence to a shared vision, its resilience, and its commitment to excellence. 

Slowing Down to Move Faster

There was a real partnership between Vigilens and MBWS. Stéphane and the team ensured that time was taken to look after the people involved in the project. Fittingly, for a brand that helps to create moments of “convivialité” a key ingredient to the project’s success was the monthly Happy Tuesday cocktail. Every Tuesday the team got together to informally debrief and have fun all while drinking the signature cocktail developed for the project. 

Learn More About JDE on OCI at MBWS

The JDE implementation project was led by Redfaire International French Partner Vigilens .MBWS use Redfaire’s Cloud 9 Managed Service to look after their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Read the full case study on Oracle.com.

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