Clarion Events Extends the Life of its System i and JD Edwards environment while rolling out a new Windows based CRM tool using iBOLT
"Having weighed up our options iBOLT really was the only solution in the market that protected our existing investment while allowing us to continue to grow."
Alexis Cheshire, IT Director, Clarion Events
Clarion Events is one of the UK's leading exhibition and event organisers. For over 30 years Clarion Events has been creating and developing stimulating and effective exhibitions, conferences and seated events in the UK, EMEA, Asia and America. Clarion Events is implementing a new CRM system and an aggressive international growth strategy which already includes multiple subsidiaries and a steady acquisition of new businesses.
Clarion Events required a single integration technology that extends the life of JD Edwards on Series which;
- enables simple data integration with a brand new Windows based corporate CRM system (FCPRO)
- allows smooth and quick data integration from newly acquired businesses and subsidiaries into a centralised JD Edwards environment without having to make changes to their own current systems infrastructure
Magic Software’s iBOLT JDE Connect integration solution enabled Clarion Events to produce an integration ‘template’ that not only consolidated information flows between Clarion’s heterogeneous environments but also consolidated financial data in a central JD Edwards system.
Clarion Events selected iBOLT because of its;
- rapid development and integration capabilities
- multi platform capabilities
- ease of use with visual mapping
- strong return on investment
- low total cost of ownership
- tight interface to the IBM System i platform
Clarion Events has been able to extend and support the investment made in its existing IT infrastructure and benefit from a new financial system. The success of the integration project has led to the planned roll out of similar integrations to international subsidiaries.