Renesas Electronics America (REA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation. The Japan-based semiconductor manufacturer is the world’s largest manufacturer of microcontrollers and the second largest manufacturer of application processors.
REA had an on-premises, legacy integration system that required a tedious manual process of custom coding by an on-site expert which was costly and unnecessarily complicated. 27 racks of servers had accumulated through years of mergers and acquisitions, and the Director of IT chose to move to the cloud rather than continuing to manage a data center.
REA had several cloud-based and on-premises applications, systems and files that it needed to integrate. The company also had two instances of SAP--both for the headquarters and for the U.S. subsidiary--that contained a lot of data. But this data needed transformations and integration to help with revenue forecasting to support the nuances of the local company.
Starting with a simple proof of concept, Renesas used the Dell Boomi AtomSphere iPaaS to integrate data from its U.S. based HRIS system to Japan each day into the SAP system and global Directory Management systems.
Renesas turned to Menlo Technologies for implementation.
The electronics firm was able to complete the POC by writing 2-3 processes. Dell Boomi’s iPaaS “was a more elegant, easier to use, and I like the security model,” said Hickman. Having the ability to locate an Atom on premise made it easier to sell a cloud-based strategy to other areas of the organization.
“Menlo Technologies has been instrumental in helping us with the Dell Boomi implementation,” said the IT Director, “Menlo is our first and only partner and their blended model of on-shore and off-shore support works well.”
Since REA’s move to the cloud, the company has:
REA now boasts 57 process flows for ERP alone. They also have the capability to quickly conduct a proof of concept. A major customer, for example, required serialized data from the SAP system. Without Boomi, this would have been a manual process, but with Boomi SEA built production processes, and was able to fully test and release to production in less than one month.
“Dell Boomi AtomSphere is one of the best tools I’ve seen, and Menlo’s been a great partner to help us.”
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