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Global Design & Engineering Firm Broadens Value of Oracle EBS with Cloud Apps for HR

“Rimini Street is helping us implement our core hybrid IT philosophy.”
Randy Martin, Director of Corporate Systems


Oracle EBS 11.5.10 went into Sustaining Support in 2013, presenting Atkins with a decision: go ahead with a forced upgrade, or break out of the traditional ERP upgrade cycle and drive its own roadmap. At the same time, Atkins wanted to embark on a hybrid IT strategy and implement a series of emerging cloud-based applications for HCM, payroll, recruiting and benefits that would enhance its established EBS system.

Rimini Street Solution

Atkins moved support for its Oracle products — not only EBS but also Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware — to Rimini Street. In doing so, Atkins changed the way it looked at dedicating resources by reinvesting cost savings and shifting attention to innovation rather than self-support or unnecessary upgrades. Not only was Atkins’ team receiving more responsive attention for basic ERP support issues, but they no longer had to devote resources to support their EBS customizations and extensions.

Client Results

  • Avoided expensive, disruptive EBS upgrade but can upgrade in the future at a time that makes business sense with a managed archive process.
  • Cut annual support fees by 50 percent, freeing up funds for innovation in other parts of the business.
  • Received ultra-responsive service including support for customized code.


Client Profile
Atkins is a design, engineering and project management consultancy that takes on complex challenges in the energy, transportation and infrastructure markets.
Headquartered in London, with 178 offices across 23 countries.
GBP £1.86 billion
Technology Platforms
Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 11.5.10, Oracle Database 11.2.03, Oracle Internet Application Server, Internet Developer Suite

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