The first contact for this project was in February 2013, when FrieslandCampina knew they wanted to migrate but still had doubts about which version of Oracle Hyperion EPM 11 was best for them. “Broadly speaking, different versions of course do the same thing, but success is in the details. inlumi helped us with that choice. We have gone for the solution that would be the most reliable for us, not necessarily for the latest version.”
Although the choice for inlumi was made quickly, it took a while before a contract was signed. “We have put a lot of time into establishing the contract,” recalls Gerard. “It covers all possible eventualities. We wanted to address all aspects; not because we do not trust inlumi, but because we find that once we have laid it all out in black and white, we know exactly who does what if something goes wrong and we’re not forced to improvise at such a crucial time.”
Another important aspect of the project was to select the right people. FrieslandCampina was involved in the choice of the inlumi staff who would work on the project.