And we also took this opportunity to identify the systems that were not going to exist in the long term." When Ricoh first started its ERP integration, it looked at the best ways to benefit quickly from its IKON acquisition.
You can bring data from one Access database into another in many ways.
However, the concept of “shared-nothing” database partitioning has been around for a decade or more and there have been many implementations over this period, especially high profile in-house built solutions by Internet leaders such as e Bay, Amazon, Digg, Flickr, Skype, You Tube, Facebook, Friendster, and Wikipedia.
The focus of this paper is on the need for Database Sharding, the options available for database partitioning, and the key considerations for a successful sharding implementation.
However, there are certain restrictions on the types of objects you can import from Access 2.0 or Access 95 databases.
During the import operation, you can choose the objects you want to copy, control how tables and queries are imported, specify whether relationships between tables should be imported, and so on.
The job of integrating the heterogeneous Oracle ERP systems fell to Balaji Rangaswamy, now Ricoh Americas chief information officer (CIO), and formerly IKON vice president of enterprise solutions. Acquiring IKON meant Ricoh had to streamline the overall IT infrastructure, as well as enable employees to be more efficient, and Ricoh's strategy for accomplishing these goals included bringing the systems together, Rangaswamy said.
To that end, the company looked at cloud and on-premises integrations of the different ERP systems, as well as the infrastructure itself, Rangaswamy said.
Adding to this general trend is the extreme expansion of business data due to the evolution of the Internet economy, the Information Age, and the prevalence of high-volume electronic commerce.
In the early days of 2014, Paul Hamerman, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research in Cambridge, Mass., said finance departments should take stock of their systems this year and simplify them if possible.