Centerpoint Broadband Technologies is a rapidly growing optical
networking company dedicated to delivering high capacity
optical and broadband wireless systems offering scalability
and significant reductions in networking costs.
Centerpoint provides metro, regional, and long
haul optical carriers solutions that support rapid
capacity growth, simple provisioning and minimum capital
outlays for their customers.
As a newly formed company focusing on R&D and engineering,
Centerpoint had very little by way of integrated business
processes and systems.
The company’s plans called for needing to build
and ship production units within 5 months, while pursuing
national/international expansion and acquisitions. They needed to define their outsourced manufacturing
strategy and model, including integration of suppliers
with internal planning, procurement, and fulfillment
functions. To accomplish their business goals, Centerpoint
needed to implement an integrated financial, manufacturing,
distribution, and advanced planning application with
the capability of supporting international operations
and outsourced manufacturing.
Centerpoint conducted an end-to-end analysis of business
processes, utilizing Quovera’s e-business suite best
practices and proven implementation methodology.
Pre-defined methodology templates along with
Quovera’s proven expertise in ERP system implementation
provided Centerpoint with a scalable, long term solution
for competitive advantage in the networking market.
/ System Characteristics
Interaction across enterprise users and data, providing a seamless and integrated process.
All 250 employees nationwide trained and using the same system/data
within four months
Deployed all critical business processes to position Centerpoint
for future rapid growth.
Tight integration between Engineering, material planning,
purchasing & prototyping systems
Defined outsourced manufacturing strategies
Technologies and Solutions
Oracle Financials, Manufacturing, Distribution including
Order Management and iProcurement in a hosted environment.
Rollout of solution to Florida and the UK.
Deployed Agile to Oracle interface
Quovera- 1 PM, 3 functional consultants, 3 senior developers,
Centerpoint -7 IT resources, 20 functional superusers, 250
Project completion: 5 calendar months (Phase I)
Phase II plans include implementation of Oracle Quality,
Service, HR, CRM, iSupplier Portal, and APS applications.