Alfred McAlpine is rolling out a £3m Oracle back office system to streamline the company’s business processes following the organisation’s expansion.
The company says it has experienced significant growth in recent times, including in the provision of business services, where it has seen annual growth rates of 25% during the last five years.
To manage this expansion and to ensure the company serves customers as effectively as possible, Alfred McAlpine decided at the beginning of last year to reorganise its business services operating model.
The company’s existing back office system consisted of a number of disparate legacy platforms, which lacked scalability and the advanced functionality required by the company to support its growth.
Alfred McAlpine is now replacing these legacy systems with Oracle’s E-Business Suite, including the iProcurement, Business Intelligence, Financials, Projects and Purchasing modules, as well as the Oracle On Demand and Oracle Consulting solutions.
John Taylor, Alfred McAlpine Business Services finance director, said, “Oracle was able to provide us with the most comprehensive, cost effective and scalable solution available to meet our needs, and we were very impressed with the team’s knowledge of our industry sector.”
The new Oracle system will go live during the fourth quarter of 2006.