Morrisons implements Oracle workload automation

Supermarket chain Morrisons is attempting to optimise its IT performance by implementing a software automation platform.

Morrisons is using the UC4 Automation Engine to help streamline IT operations and accelerate the company’s ongoing implementation of Oracle Retail.

Morrisons deployed Oracle Retail to support its trading operations and is using the UC4 Automation Engine to optimise Oracle Retail workloads and increase efficiencies and information-sharing between different departments, and also improve back-end processing.

UC4 offers pre-defined Oracle Retail templates which reduce the need for configuration, and promises scalability and flexibility as the new IT infrastructure is rolled out across the business.

“We selected the UC4 Automation Engine as it offers a solution that can easily be integrated with existing systems such as Oracle Retail and requires minimal maintenance,” said Tony Stephenson, IT operations manager at Morrisons. “We have now extended the automation to Oracle E-Business Suite for our back-end processing, which has helped us to integrate all the Oracle applications together.”

Centralised management and control of workloads is aimed at simplifying operations. By removing manual intervention and reducing latency, which UC4 is designed to do, organisations can also benefit from enhanced performance and accuracy.

The UC4 Automation Engine offers six types of automation for enterprises, with Morrisons using application process automation.

Earlier this year Morrisons announced its plans to finally launch an online grocery service, after acquiring a 10 percent stake in US online grocer FreshDirect for £32 million.

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