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Success Stories


Project: Upgrade to JD Edwards 9.0

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  • Founded in 1967, EL RAN was the first Canadian company to specialize in the reclining furniture industry.
  • Leader in its sector, EL RAN offers a full line of chairs, loveseats and reclining sofas, as well as a wide selection of stationary upholstered furniture.
  • The company employs over 400 workers with nearly 150 style collections available in over 550 fabrics and leathers, distributed in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

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  • Complete the project with a small team while meeting deadlines and budget as well as preserving the daily support of existing services.
  • Eliminate all of the system customizations brought on over the years.
  • Simultaneous implementation of new technologies.
  • Secure satellite modules to the upgraded version of JD Edwards.
  • Changing the system’s fiscal year for the start of the upgraded version.

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  • Benefit from the latest technologies to continue to be at the forefront of the industry.
  • Develop a better operational foundation for future projects.
  • Be up to date on the maintenance of the support equipment.

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Performed intervention
Solution implemented in 2010

  • Review process techniques to adapt to the upgraded version of JD Edwards.
  • New features and technical improvements implementation.
  • Integration of the Product Configurator Module to accommodate the need for complex production.

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  • Completion of the project on schedule and on budget.
  • “Go-live” with minimum disturbance on both the application and technical side.
  • Stable system, efficient and up-to-date, allowing subsequent phases of service improvements.

"Createch accompanied us through every step of the upgrade process, beginning with a detailed planning and scoping of the project. We proceeded successfully by following their recommendations and have made the upgrade on time and, more importantly, on budget!"

Fiaz Sheikh, M.Sc., M.Eng
IT Manager

pdf EL RAN | Project : Upgrade to JD Edwards 9.0

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