Using proven methodologies and vast industry experience, Fission delivered a detailed assessment of the client’s as-is and to-be IT landscapes for a full IT data and infrastructure separation.


The client

Client is an industry-leading farm company specializing in produce and refrigerated beverages. They are currently owned by a private equity firm.

The situation

The PE ownership is exploring divestiture options and wants an assessment for a full IT data and infrastructure separation.

Client Challenges

  • Assessment required flexibility to cover multiple end-state options due to PE transaction waiting to be secured
  • The client required cost, resource, and time estimates for separation of JD Edwards ERP, networking and physical infrastructure
  • Assessment team needed to review 192 associated applications and over 300 TB of data

Our Solutions

  • Fission’s assessment team was structured in 3 key workstreams: Infrastructure, Data, and Applications
  • Using both on-site and remote sessions, the infrastructure team analyzed the client’s full landscape of servers, networking, and other physical equipment to determine what should be split, replicated, or replaced
  • The data workstream evaluated over 9,000 existing business units plus advised the creation of almost 1,000 new BUs to separate JDE entanglements
  • A total of 192 applications were audited and prioritized for go-live criticality and TSA relevance. A 32% reduction in total required applications was realized

Our Results

  • A comprehensive separation assessment was completed within the client’s required time frame
  • The assessment included a review of as-is and to-be landscapes with full IT separation as the main objective
  • Budget and schedule estimates were delivered with substantial supporting documentation
  • The client was presented with options for a single-step full JDE separation vs. a multi-step legal/operational separation followed by physical separation of the supporting infrastructure
  • The full assessment and recommendations were shared during a live presentation with key stakeholders in addition to a bundle of supporting documentation