KPMG helped a building materials supplier transform finance operations and implement Oracle Cloud technology.
Our client—a major supplier of building materials—has a legacy of steady growth that began in the construction boom after World War II. The company expanded beyond its Midwestern roots through the years, providing materials for roads and bridges, hiring local talent, and building communities with no signs of slowing.
The software previously used by this company to manage back-office finance operations needed a change to support their continued growth and community involvement. Moving to cloud would allow an increase in efficiency and improve business decisions for the good of the supplier and the regions it serves.
With the company’s aggressive growth and its uncompromising commitment to quality, safety, and community service in mind, our client was able to:
A family-owned leader in building materials, our client provides more than just concrete and aggregate; it strengthens neighborhoods. Enabling the construction that brings people together and the beneficial and adaptive reuse of its quarries, gravel operations, and mining sites, the company needed a back-office solution to meet its ambitions.
KPMG’s trusted team of advisors helped our client navigate the unfamiliar terrain of implementing a major finance system upgrade. As part of the finance transformation, the company decided to move its enabling software from an older version of Oracle to a version that runs in Oracle Cloud. Together with the client, we helped ensure that business leaders understood the impact of their decisions, used our experience and tested methodologies to reduce risk and increase speed to value, converted tens of thousands of records to the new system, and designed a target operating model that supports the company’s priorities.
Large, complex projects can easily fall behind schedule and go over budget. KPMG cloud accelerators include preconfigured processes designed to streamline the initial decision-making process, increase speed to value, and reduce risk.
The transfer to the new Oracle platform was accomplished over a weekend with no significant disruptions to operations. Several mock conversions were held before the actual conversion, and the transfer was conducted according to detailed plans.
Converting to cloud doesn’t need to be an unfamiliar experience. Companies with legacy Oracle technology can update to Oracle Cloud and realize the benefits without the steep learning curve.
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