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First Year Savings in the Millions for Fortune 100 Company

A Fortune 100 company providing aviation, marine and land energy, logistics, and technology solutions to customers and suppliers around the world. With a global team of local professionals, they deliver innovative products and services at more than 8,000 global locations.

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This Fortune 100 energy company is a global enterprise with a large trading partner network. However, they lacked a formal procurement solution with full integration capabilities for trading partners and with compliance controls to govern corporate spend. They also had a highly customized ERP system that  required an upgrade. Management also wanted to lower over all costs by reducing expenses on items such as custom development. This led them to a Cloud solution, integrated to on-premise ERP, and a long term roadmap to incorporate SaaS as their main infrastructure.

The CSS Approach

Leveraging the company’s recognition that a SaaS model was the forward-thinking solution they needed, CSS worked with management to implement Oracle’s Cloud Procure-To-Pay solution globally, including 7 sites in the UK, integrated with on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite, and developed a roadmap for them to take their ERP platform entirely to the Cloud down the road. With a project plan led by CSS, the solution replaced manual processed, provided formal procurement controls and leveraged both on-premise and Cloud integration capabilities to deliver Financials, Self-Service Procurement, Sourcing and Contracts; and Supplier Portal.


In the first year, the company saved 2-4% on indirect spend, which equaled $4 million. In addition,  rogue spending has been significantly reduced and there marked improvement in increased visibility into spend backed by real-time data analytics, supplier assessments, and new strategies for high-spend categories and suppliers. This project allows the organization to mitigate risk by implementing components of functionality at the right pace. And Cloud functionality and ease of use allowed for high user adoption. The company is on its way to a full Oracle Cloud footprint but is able to leverage on-premise integration to the Cloud while they get there.

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    SaaS upgrade schedule that drives innovation and enhanced functionality through upgrades every 6-8 months

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    Lower investment in infrastructure with higher availability through Cloud support model

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    Savings of $4 million in first year

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    Empowers users efficiency by using catalogs, favorites and Cloud requisition import features

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    Significantly reduced rogue spending and better visibility

Our long term Cloud strategy will no doubt help the company reach our growth, communication and revenue objectives. With help from CSS, we were able to implement an integrated solution and develop a long term SaaS plan that will give us the modern technology we needed.

Vice President Business Architecture