Summary

Working with MOQdigital, 19 new interfaces were designed and built in just 480 man days.

MOQdigital provided tailored product training and further technical expertise, to help the COSMOS team architect an asynchronous messaging engine that would facilitate ease of management, and allow future modification and inexpensive scalability. MOQdigital also assisted Caltex with the establishment of their Developer, UAT and Production environments, and with the implementation of SAP and Dynamics NAV connectivity.

Caltex

Overview

Company: Caltex
Website: www.caltex.com.au
Locations: Across Australia
Vertical: Petroleum
Employees:

Fact

19 new interfaces were designed and built in just 480 man days

Services and Products

  • Microsoft Navision
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise Edition + Adapter Pack V2.0
  • Microsoft WCF Adapters

“Our reputation is founded on our technical expertise and vision, and our customers stay with us because we strive to understand their business, and add value to it.

MOQdigital provide tailored Microsoft product training, expert services, and geeks with social skills – we can build your solution for you or with you, either way it will happen on time and within budget. There’s more than one road that leads to Rome when dealing with integration.’”

Mick Badran
CTO, MOQdigital

About Caltex

Caltex, Australia’s leading transport supplier, delivers products to a nationwide supple chain. Caltex and its franchisees operate 2 refineries, 12 oil terminals, 88 depots and 1,200 retail outlets across Australia. This includes a reseller channel that comprises 46 independent resellers, 1 joint venture and 4 wholly-owned hubs, all serviced under a separate legal entity; Caltex Petroleum Services (CPS).

Business Challenge

The challenge in the COSMOS project was to analyse and refine 148 disperate CPS interfaces and to architect a solution that would deliver an economical growth path, lower maintenance costs and higher availability.

COSMOS needed interfaces between the reseller and the back-office Caltex ERP system that could satisfy their business need, but didn’t impinge upon core Caltex business IT functions.

The COSMOS project became the catalyst for the development of new interfaces to the ERP; Microsoft BizTalk Server was chosen for its ability to glue the disparate Caltex front-office interfaces to the existing SAP connectivity tools.

Solution

Specific components were built by MOQdigital, including the Aggregated Business Activity Monitor, a custom SharePoint interface and the Business and Application Rules specifications.

Because developers are able to easily construct new interfaces as well as replicate and modify existing interfaces, the COSMOS team will continue to see long-term benefits. In addition, the aggregated Business Activity Monitoring provides an insight into the performance of the whole solution, allowing the business to anticipate future capacity requirements across all interfaces.

“COSMOS was phased in nationally over a 12 month period…Caltex is now using the tool for additional systems other than the reseller solution.” Robin Brown, IT Project Manager, Caltex.

MOQdigital help their customers to navigate the landscape of new technologies, and assist them in demystifying the complexities of risky projects.

Implementation

MOQDigital Provided:

  • Education and training
  • Gap Analysis and Architecture
  • Business Rules
  • Development of Business Activity Monitor and SharePoint interface
  • Design and Developer, UAT and production environment.
  • COSMOS BizTalk Interface Engine
  • SharePoint
  • SAP
  • Navision/CPS Banking
  • Caltex Orders

Challenge

  • 148 different interfaces to 51 resellers
  • Expensive integration
  • Monolithic back-office system

Benefits

  • High availability, low maintenance
  • Savings through virtualisation
  • Aggregated monitoring
  • Low cost of new interfaces
  • Robust test environment

Applications

  • Microsoft Navision
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009 Enterprise Edition + Adapter Pack V2.0
  • Microsoft WCF Adapters