Hitachi Consulting UK Completes ERP Optimisation for Arqiva

Hitachi Consulting UK has successfully completed the merging and optimisation of financial and commercial procurement ERP systems for Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, following its merger with the former National Grid Wireless (NGW). Hitachi Consulting used the Oracle SOA Suite and Application Integration Architecture (AIA) to standardise and optimise Arqiva's back-office processes, minimise disruption to day-to-day operations, and provide the company with a simplified and integrated future platform for its applications estate.

Arqiva operates at the heart of the broadcast and mobile communications industry and is at the forefront of network solutions and services. The company provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the United States.

In total, the migration of the legacy-NGW systems increased the size of Arqiva by approximately 50 percent and included the migration and integration of critical line-of-business systems, such as Keep, which now provides a master source of site data for all Arqiva's estate, including the management of key assets that are distributed across some 9,000 sites. The ten-month project included integration of Oracle with some of the 130 active business applications covering a wide range of Arqiva's functions. The core business systems are intensively accessed by approximately 400 users and occasionally accessed by approximately 1,500 users.

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