Powell needed to install and configure Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Process Integration Pack (PIP) in an environment that already had its challenges. They wanted Sites to be added to both Agile and Oracle EBS with numerous customer site-specific attributes and catalog customizations. In addition, Powell wanted to upgrade from 188.8.131.52 to 9.3.2 to take advantage of the enhancements.
Furthermore, Powell wanted to integrate between their data management systems. Powell built a set of self-made tools to manage their engineering data and merge it into the back office systems. The tools were effective but aging and complex to maintain. Additionally, the CAD data was not well managed and it was a desire of Powell’s to bring in a PDM system to manage the CAD data and an industry-standard method to integrate with PLM.