Morrisons streamlines IT with new automation software

Beddis: supporting Morrisons' IT

Beddis: supporting Morrisons' IT

Morrisons has implemented an IT automation solution from UC4 Software to streamline its operations and accelerate the company’s implementation of Oracle Retail.

Morrisons deployed Oracle Retail to support its trading operations and is using the UC4 Automation Engine to optimise the Oracle Retail workload and increase efficiencies and information-sharing between different departments and the back-end processing.

According to UC4 Software, it offers pre-defined Oracle Retail templates, which reduce the need for configuration, as well as scalability and flexibility as the new IT infrastructure is rolled out across the business.

“As we are in a very competitive market we need a robust IT system we can rely on and can adapt to changing conditions,” said Tony Stephenson, IT operations manager, Morrisons.

“We selected the UC4 Automation Engine as it offers a solution that can easily be integrated with existing systems such as Oracle Retail and requires minimal maintenance.

“We were aware of the relationship between Oracle Retail customers and UC4 and the benefits of working with a proven technology partner. We have now extended the automation to Oracle E-Business Suite for our back-end processing, which has helped us to integrate all the Oracle applications together.”

UC4 says it offers out-of-the-box process templates that can be rapidly configured to fit individual business requirements. Centralised management and control of workload simplifies operations and, by removing manual intervention and reducing latency, organisations benefit from enhanced performance and accuracy, it claims. It also offers automated event processing responses which can take action around any event and adapt to the status of all systems and interdependencies. The UC4 Automation Engine offers six types of automation for enterprises, with Morrisons using application process automation.

“We fully support Morrisons in its drive to enhance its IT operations and ensuring the easy migration to our IT platform,” said Craig Beddis, regional SVP at UC4 Software.

“In the short term, we can offer a quick deployment of Oracle Retail. In the longer term, we can help take away all the challenges of managing and monitoring workload, so Morrisons can get more flexibility and agility from all of its IT systems. Through our partnership we will support Morrisons on how best to integrate automation tools across the company that are scalable to reflect future business plans.”