“[The project assessment] gave us the information and recommendations needed to be ready to execute on the separation when the time comes. It also forced the cleanup of existing landscape documentation and provided operational optimization that can help us immediately.” – Client Senior Director of Information Services
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.
Client is an industry-leading farm company specializing in produce and refrigerated beverages. They are currently owned by a private equity firm.
The PE ownership is exploring divestiture options and wants an assessment for a full IT data and infrastructure separation.
- 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
- 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
- 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