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case study: ESS Technology


ESS is a leading provider of audio and digital video semiconductor and software solutions for the PC and consumer electronics markets. The company offers comprehensive multimedia solutions for audio, video, modem and home networking applications. ESS Technology sells its products to a variety of global consumer electronics manufacturers including Compaq, Dell, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Sony.


Business Challenge

ESS was relying heavily on manual, non-integrated processes. There were many problems in the areas of inventory visibility and accurate cost accounting. Their products required flexible quoting and order management, tightly linked to the planning process. They had no ability to track lots through the manufacturing process, and plan their capacity in line with their demands. 


Why Quovera?

Quovera proposed an integrated solution allowing for automation of processes, information accessibility, growth, and flexibility. Through our industry expertise in the semiconductor vertical, we were able to recommend best practices and identify areas requiring re-engineering and optimization. We also had an eProduct integrating Oracle Applications and Fastech FactoryWorks, greatly reducing the time-to-implement for this solution.


Benefits / System Characteristics

        Fully integrated financials, sales order management, planning, procurement, manufacturing, and distribution processes

        Implementation of manufacturing execution system (MES) and its integration with ERP

        Selection of an advanced planning tool

        Flexible order processing.


Technologies and Solutions

        Full suite Oracle Applications - initial implementation on Release 10.7, subsequent upgrade to 11

        FasTech FactoryWorks MES

        Interval Logic fixed capacity planning product

        Extensive data conversion

        Several enhanced reports

        Custom development to handle order processing needs