Arby’s started charting a path to stay ahead and migrate to ERP Cloud. However it soon became obvious the options for loading bulk PO data in a user friendly manner were very limited. Arby’s IT team employed File Based Data Integrator (FBDI) to prepare templates for faster data entry but soon found that it came with many trade-offs including:
- Slow – Labor intensive to build data
- Not designed for end users, technical expertise needed
- Each data section is a worksheet (A total of four sheets to create a purchase order)
- No real-time interaction/validation/feedback
While FBDI can handle large volumes of data and comes with seeded data templates, it is not designed for end-users and is quite labor-intensive to complete.
In the meantime, More4apps was making inroads on a path to its own ERP Cloud product. More4apps had started with Wizard solutions compatible with the on-premise Oracle Fusion application appreciating this would become obsolete with the changes in the Oracle architecture going to Cloud Applications. However it was a major stepping stone for More4apps in laying the foundation to a new architecture supporting Oracle’s REST and SOAP web services leading to its new product line, ERP Cloud Toolbox: