Talk about growth? At quarter end in February 2018, AutoZone opened 35 new stores in the U.S., three new stores in Mexico and two new stores in Brazil. 

Talk about ready? Iteris completed their cloud migration in April 2018 to begin their fiscal year ready for the new ASC (Accounting Standards Codification) 606 rules taking effect later this year.

More than 85,000 employees called “AutoZoners,” are the foundation of the company’s success so attracting and securing talent is critical. When management decided they could no longer rely on a sluggish online application system, they turned to Hitachi Consulting and Oracle for answers as called out in a recent post by Forbes

Iteris is a global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture. They collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter traffic. They opted for a big bang approach with financials, supply chain, enterprise performance management and components of HCM to utilize built-in integration, thereby avoiding the risk of integrating with a legacy system, required in a phased approach.

In a recent webcast, experts from Oracle and Hitachi Consulting joined AutoZone’s Theresa LeDoux, Senior IT Manager, and Iteris’ Komal Shah, Oracle Applications Director, who shared their insights on their organizations remarkable cloud-based transformation including: 

• The right way to move to the cloud

• Best practices for accelerating ROI

• How to avoid the pitfalls that threaten cloud implementations

• Integrating HR and Finance systems for maximum value

In AutoZone’s case, transforming its HR environment achieved impressive immediate benefits. When you consider 4x more completed job applications online, 350% faster job application process and enhanced agility to support double-digit growth, it's no wonder these improvements will help AutoZone step up the hiring it needs to execute its growth strategy.  Following the success of talent management migration, complete migration from PeopleSoft HCM to Oracle Cloud HCM is now in progress.

For Iteris, the migration from an older version of EBS to Oracle Cloud allowed them to resolve all the pain points they faced and automate many business processes using out-of-box solutions like credit card integration. Their internal user experience improved, and they are ready for ASC 606. 

I invite you watch the replay of the webcast on demand to hear Theresa and Komal’s front-line perspective and our audience’s engagement and thoughtful questions with the experienced panel.  It just might help you put the pedal to the metal and accelerate your journey to the cloud.