NBN Co was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s wholesale broadband access network. The biggest single infrastructure project in Australia’s history.
In April 2013, NBN Co commenced a Workforce Planning Transformation Program. A significant aspect of this program was the development of a strategic workforce planning solution that, in a single system, delivers insights into internal labour demand and supply as well as prevailing labour market forces. Following a successful proof-of-concept, Taysols was engaged to deliver the solution using Oracle’s Hyperion Planning and Business Intelligence suite of products. The project was delivered on time and under budget.
Since then, Taysols has been a trusted partner of NBN Co’s and has been instrumental in the success of the Oracle Hyperion Planning deployments within NBN Co’s including, but not limited to, delivering innovative solutions around:
- Strategic Workforce Planning;
- Cost Per Premise Model;
- Fibre to the Node (FttN) Models and enhancements;
- Integration with the General Ledger; and
- Capex Modelling
With a newer on-premise version of Oracle Hyperion Planning as well as Oracle’s next generation Cloud offering available, NBN Co looked to investigate what is involved in either updating their existing on-premise Hyperion Planning system or migrating to the cloud-based Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS).
As part of the decision-making process, NBN Co engaged Taysols to conduct an assessment of its current environment and provide an analysis of what would be involved to:
- Upgrade the existing on-premise application to the latest on-premise version;
- Upgrade to the latest on-premise version and then migrate to the cloud at a later stage; and
- Migrate the existing on-premise application to the Cloud
The input provided by Taysols as part of this assessment helped NBN Co to make the decision to migrate the existing on-premise application directly to Oracle PBCS.
After going to market for a consultancy to assist them on this journey, NBN Co decided to award Taysols the engagement to perform the migration. Taysols was selected as the successful consultancy due to our depth of knowledge of NBN Co, its planning processes and culture combined with a proven ability to deliver outstanding outcomes and expertise in Cloud solutions and our expertise with Oracle PBCS.
The project commenced in July 2019 and, given the nature of the on-premise solutions and in a bid to maximise NBN Co’s return on investment, Taysols managed to consolidate 7 on-premise planning applications into 4 PBCS-based ones, streamlining processes along the way. We also took advantage of enhanced security protocols in place at NBN. The project also involved rebuilding many aspects of data integration and metadata management.
This project was completed in November 2019, on time and on budget and achieved the double objective of increasing NBN Co’s ROI and streamlining processes to achieve greater insight.
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