Unleashing Innovation: A Guide to Launching Your Project with M&S Consulting’s Process Impact Blueprinting Workshops

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At the heart of our project initiation strategy is Process Impact Blueprinting

Embarking on a new project is an exciting endeavor, but laying a solid foundation is crucial for success. At M&S Consulting, we’ve found the key to initiating projects lies in our innovative Process Impact Blueprinting Workshops. These workshops not only kickstart our projects but also play a pivotal role throughout the entire project lifecycle, offering invaluable insights for Project Management, Business Analysis, and System Architecture. The Power of Process Impact Blueprinting At the heart of our project initiation strategy is Process Impact Blueprinting – a transformative framework that marks the beginning of an organizational journey toward excellence. This framework serves … Read More

An Oracle EBS upgrade, in half the downtime

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Oracle EBS upgrade in half the time

A global leader in the building products industry with a presence in over 45 countries was facing a common but critical challenge with their Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS): they needed to upgrade or risk losing support. However, as a manufacturing company, any downtime would mean lost revenues and no work for their employees. This customer was using EBS 12.1.3 and needed to upgrade to 12.2.10 quickly to avoid a loss of support. However, they also needed to upgrade the operating system (AIX), database (from 19c), and multiple other components of the technology stack. To further complicate the challenge, they had … Read More

Rebuilding a Solid Oracle EBS Foundation for a Quickly Growing Company

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rebuilding a foundation in Oracle EBS

A mid-sized federal government contracting company had been using Oracle E-Business Suite for many years. The good news for the company was that it had experienced monumental growth and opened new business lines. The bad news was that their Oracle environment had accumulated a lot of deferred maintenance and was an out-of-date version which could lead to Oracle desupport, risking their government compliance and contracts. In addition, with their changing business models, the system needed new functionality which required additional Oracle modules. They needed to find a competent partner, quickly. …documentation was sparse, despite heavy customization, and high turnover meant … Read More

Architect and Migrate Oracle Products Into AWS for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Lift and shift oracle to aws

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA), which oversees the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system, faced the challenge of migrating from legacy hardware while upgrading existing infrastructure. In addition, a large Oracle workload needed to be upgraded and migrated while adding a level of redundancy to the application’s middleware. To solve these challenges, the M&S team evaluated and created a strategy for DIA’s upgrade and migration. DIA had chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a good fit for their needs and wanted to migrate over 90% of their servers to the cloud, utilizing AWS native services in lieu … Read More

Simplifying and Expediting a Migration Using AWS Application Migration Service at the University of South Alabama

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AWS lift-and-shift migration strategy

Housed in the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama (USA), the Center for Strategic Health Innovation (CSHI) is a nationally recognized leader in innovative healthcare technology applications and the development and deployment of healthcare technology platforms, as well as the delivery of advanced preparedness teaching and training. CSHI’s cornerstone system is RMEDE™, the Real Time Medical Electronic Data Exchange, an industry-leading program that features predictive analytics capability, customizable ad hoc reporting, and is a world-class data warehouse architecture and business intelligence platform. CSHI was able to decrease its infrastructure costs by 40-50%. Their application is now running … Read More

SAP BRIM Implementation Delivers Increased Flexibility and Profitability

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In a previous article, we described our client that was attempting to implement SAP; today we will start to describe some of the problems we were able to solve for them. They are a large client that sells a variety of consumption-based media advertising products which can be delivered multiple times, under a variety of circumstances, and through different advertising delivery systems. The business is further complicated by a complex hierarchy of business partners. As a result, a single invoice could include over a million billable items.  Previously, the client used their delivery system for billing and invoicing. However, this … Read More

End-of-Life Impact of Adobe Flash on Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE 11g) and Alternatives

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If you have recently installed Adobe Flash Player before December 31, 2020, you may have noticed a popup displayed by the program that informs you that Adobe Flash support is ending on December 31, 2020. As of January 12, 2021, Adobe has put the final nail into the EOL coffin and will block Adobe Flash content from running Adobe Flash Player, and all browsers before 2021 will have a “kill switch” to deactivate Adobe Flash. Adobe strongly recommends users to make the transition out of Adobe Flash in order to help protect their systems as vulnerabilities may be present in … Read More

Growing Orthopedic Institute Gains Modernization, Security, and Flexibility through Migrating to the AWS Cloud

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Healthcare lift and shift to AWS

The Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio (OIO) faced the challenge of refreshing legacy hardware while planning for the increase in capacity of several upcoming acquisitions. To solve these challenges, OIO asked M&S Consulting to evaluate and create a strategy for its cloud alternative. We recommended Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a good fit for their needs and provided a strategy that would migrate over 90% of their servers to the cloud. The primary business applications for OIO are Patient Electronic Medical Records and Imaging solutions which are vital to the success of treatment. To support migrations, we created a set of … Read More