Loudcloud is the leader in software infrastructure internet
services, offering solutions for outsourcing global
internet operations for all types and sizes of
Loudcloud was founded in 1999 by some of the
Internet’s early innovators, including Netscape co-founder
Marc Andreessen and former Netscape /AOL executives
Ben Horowitz and Tim Howes.
Loudcloud was a very fast growing company, with short-term
plans for an IPO.
As a newly formed company, business processes
were invented on the fly, with little or no integration
across functions and little visibility to information. An added challenge was that Loudcloud was hiring
extremely fast and did not have all the resources
in place at the start of the implementation.
Quovera’s reputation in leading rapid design and implementation
of best practices
with limited pre-existing client processes was key
to winning the Loudcloud engagement.
Quovera’s proven methodology, pre-defined templates,
and experienced consulting team produced one of the
first 11i production implementations world-wide, meeting
Loudcloud’s aggressive project timeline and complex
business process requirements.
Business Benefits / System Characteristics
Provided integrated and scalable Oracle business systems
to support all key mission critical business processes.
Visibility to over 6000 leased and purchased assets.
Development of cost standards for services and products to
support pricing through project costing.
Financial reporting visibility to better control business
Tracking of internet service deployment activities and tasks
to support competitive order to delivery time.
Company-wide self-service entry of expense reports, purchase
reqs, and time sheets.
Technologies and Solutions
Oracle Financials, Manufacturing, Distribution Applications
plus iProcurement, Self Service Expense, Self Service
Time, and Projects.
Custom Oracle Workflow interface to support internet services
deployment and activity tracking.
Engagement completion: 5 calendar months