Meritage Homes builds better customer information into its business

Connecting applications with IBM WebSphere software and IBM Business Partner KS2

Veröffentlicht über 15 Nov 2011

With IBM WebSphere Cast Iron we have an ideal solution to support our mission-critical Salesforce.com and JD Edwards applications, enabling us to get the very best out of both.

Chris Sinkwitz, Director of Applications, Meritage Homes

Kunde
Meritage Homes Corporation

Branche
Construction / Architecture / Engineering

Einsatzland
United States

Partner
KS2 Technologies, Inc.

Übersicht

Committed to building homes and communities that are innovative, built with care and craftsmanship, and that deliver enduring value, Meritage Homes Corporation (Meritage Homes) has built more than 70,000 homes across the southern and western United States. As the first top-10 US homebuilder to be 100 percent ENERGY STAR qualified, Meritage Homes builds each of its homes with sophisticated energy-efficient features, materials and appliances at no additional cost to buyers.

Geschäftsanforderung
Meritage Homes wanted to cut IT costs, increase sales and provide better customer service. To achieve this, the company needed to better integrate customer data from its Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system and Salesforce.com application, and refresh its energy-inefficient legacy server.

Lösung
Deploying IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud Integration provides a ‘configuration not coding’, template-based approach to enable real-time transactions between Meritage Homes’ JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Salesforce.com applications. An IBM Power® 770 server running the IBM i operating system offers a highly available, energy-efficient platform for the solution.

Vorteile
Accelerates the sales process so that Meritage Homes employees can serve customers faster and more effectively. Gives corporate executives deeper insights into which campaigns are successful and which are not. Allows executives to track the effectiveness and follow-through of their sales team members. Decreases power consumption, leading to significantly lower data center costs.

Komponenten

IBM Produkte und Services, die bei dieser Fallstudie zum Einsatz kamen

Software
IBM i

Hardware
Power 770, Power Systems, Power Systems running i

Lösung
IGF, IGF: IT Financing - IBM HW, BA - Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, High Availability, Information Integration

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