USG Upgrades to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to Optimize Global Business
Building Materials Manufacturer Improves Forecasting, Automates and
Streamlines Global Supply Chain, Human Resources, Financial Reporting
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- Oracle (NASDAQ:
-- USG Corp., a leading manufacturer and distributor of building
materials for the construction and remodeling industry, has upgraded
to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to help streamline and enhance its
global business operations.
-- With 8,500 employees in 140 distribution locations and 75 production
facilities across North America, South America and Asia, USG needed an
automated, scalable and flexible management system to streamline and
standardize core business processes across HR, finance and its global
-- Completed on time and under budget, USG was able to increase
efficiencies across its global operations by reducing system
customizations in half and optimizing plant utilization via an upgrade
to their Oracle E-Business Suite to release 12.1.
-- As a result of the upgrade, USG has been able to leverage Oracle
E-Business Suite 12.1 Human Capital Management (HCM) to streamline and
centralize benefits and payroll in order to better respond to employee
and staffing needs, while also ensuring compliance with
-- To further streamline administrative functions and help HR
professionals become consultative partners, USG deployed Oracle
Self-Service HR, which empowered employees to update and maintain
their own information, including company benefits and experience.
Additionally, USG implemented Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service to
reduce their administrative workload and eliminate paperwork.
-- To manage uncertain and variable demand, USG also upgraded to Oracle
E-Business Suite 12.1 Supply Chain Management, including Oracle's
Demantra Demand Management and Oracle Inventory Management, to help it
reduce inventory management complexity and improve forecast accuracy.
-- With Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Financials, including Oracle General
Ledger, and Oracle Payables, USG has been able to reduce accounting
errors and support international and country-specific financial
-- In the future, USG plans to further simplify financial and
manufacturing processes by expanding its Oracle E-Business Suite
deployment with Oracle Advance Pricing, Oracle Receivables, Deductions
Settlement and Channel Rebates.
-- "We needed an automated and flexible business platform to increase
efficiencies and establish a solid foundation for capitalizing on
opportunities in the cyclical housing and commercial properties
market," said Joe Hus, Director, IT Applications, USG Corp. "By
standardizing and automating HR, finance and supply chain operations
on the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1, we have been able to
significantly reduce complex system customizations, remove
administrative redundancies, better forecast our inventory needs and
production, and enhance our management capabilities."
-- Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1
-- Oracle E-Business Suite HCM
-- Oracle E-Business Suite SCM
-- Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
-- Oracle Self-Service HR
-- Oracle Demantra Demand Management
-- Oracle Inventory Management
-- Oracle Warehouse Management
-- Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service
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