When three Fortune 500 companies join forces, an equally powerful cloud solution becomes top priority. So when Western Digital Corp. in 2106 brought together the core business systems of three multi-billion dollar companies—Western Digital, SanDisk, and HGST—it chose Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to help mondernize its business processes. It was a decision that helped Western Digital reduce approval times by 70 percent, rationalize suppliers by 50 percent and improve acquisition agility on a global scale. The implementation of ERP has helped Western Digital achieve a competitive edge and improve employee productivity.
“The process of rationalizing three large legacy systems and associated applications gave us a unique opportunity to drive change, as more than two thirds of our organization would have to undergo change no matter what application we selected. We needed a simple, yet scalable cloud platform that could power our rapidly growing business,” says Steve Phillpott, CIO at Western Digital. “With Oracle Cloud we have been able to consolidate applications, automate key financial workflows and radically improve productivity. Oracle has been the catalyst for change and is pivotal in our digital transformation journey.”
“The technology industry is an incredibly fast-paced and competitive market, where the quickest, most agile players win. Western Digital has done an incredible job bringing three large enterprise organizations onto a single Fortune 100-scale platform to significantly improve efficiency and business agility,” adds Rondy Ng, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development. “With Oracle ERP Cloud, Western Digital will be able to continually take advantage of the latest innovations to gain a competitive advantage and successfully position itself for future growth.”
Western Digital’s adoption of Oracle ERP Cloud builds upon its use of both Oracle on-premises and Oracle Analytics Cloud. With Oracle, Western Digital is able to avoid massive file download times and manual analysis to provide its employees with access to the information they need to make better, faster decisions