Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., now part of Inspire Brands, is steadfastly following its guiding principles to work hard, get it done and have fun! For many years, it has relied on the robustness and agility of Oracle eBusiness Suite to manage its Vendors, Procurement Cycle and Supplier Payments. The nature of business at Arby’s demands frequent opening of new locations and remodels. This calls for hundreds of Purchase Orders to be created every day across various departments ranging from simple small purchase orders to large orders for construction projects.
True to its values of efficiency, Arby’s embraced several accelerator solutions from More4apps suite of Wizards to improve productivity in its workforce.
The Oracle Purchasing team utilized More4apps Purchase Order Wizard to use the spreadsheet front-end to create new Standard Purchase Orders in bulk and modify them too. It enabled them to create new orders by importing flat files or by downloading and reusing old Order data. This process was completely owned by business users who could handle changes to the file layouts or new vendor files without involving their IT teams at all. Additionally they had direct and easy access to the More4apps Support team which was able to help them with any issues or upgrades needed with the Wizard.
Arby’s decided to move to Oracle’s new ERP Cloud application.
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: