Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has chosen Oracle as its global IT systems provider to replace the company's existing legacy systems to cut maintenance costs.
Hellmann, which operates shipping services from 341 cities around the world, chose Oracle because of the technology supplier's experience in logistics and supply chain management.
"Oracle's applications allowed greater configuration options and flexibility than other options we reviewed, and provided integration of the transportation value plan through their use of open standards," said Jürgen Burger, CIO at Hellmann.
In the past 10 years, Hellmann had adapted and developed its own IT systems, but the complexity of the IT systems grew as the company expanded.
"The IT department was spending 80% of its time keeping the system running, leaving very little time to innovate and improve," said Burger.
He said Oracle would provide an integrated system to deliver faster and more efficient management of information.
"This will enable us to respond better to customer needs and requests," said Burger.
Hellmann plans to use Oracle technology to standardise its processes to enable the company to benchmark and compare performance across the business.