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1. Business challenges facing Maruti Suzuki management prior to adopting the Oracle suite is that Maruti Suzuki was using a number of home-grown systems to manage its various lines of business. Many of the systems could not talk to each other. This required the staff to enter data multiple times and consolidate information to generate management reports. 2. The advantages that Maruti Suzuki derives from working with a single vendor, Oracle, are that they are a large powerful vendor with tremendous resources. By using a single vendor, Oracle, Maruti Suzuki does not have to tie databases together. Some possible risks of working with a single vendor are that the vendor could increase their prices, decline in performance, and go bankrupt. 3. The important factors which management used to evaluate Oracle’s database offerings were that they were originally open and UNIX based. As they grew, Oracle’s RAC grew with them.
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Unformatted text preview: They were able to build a large real time dealer management system. As Maruti Suzuki continued to grow they realized the need to revamp their IT system. Primarily, they were looking to implement better controls and provide consolidation. Management felt Oracle was the right choice because their E-business suite product was simple and scalable, and worked with the legacy system. They also felt Oracle had a better understanding of the product. 4. To ensure the ability to combine historical data with current database information. 5. The business benefits reported by management to using the Oracle suite of products is that one suite covers enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software....
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