Situation

In order to reduce fiscal distress and satisfy bankruptcy exit criteria, the City of Detroit sought to modernize its financial operations by upgrading to a Cloud platform. In selecting Oracle’s complete, modern, and proven Cloud solutions, the City was on the right course to reducing costs, paperwork, and improving accuracy, self-service abilities, and reporting.
A key challenge up front was ensuring that proper integrations with legacy systems were in place. These integrations typically require ground-up design and development and are often costly and time-consuming, causing many project setbacks and resulting in cost overruns.
The City sought a mechanism to ensure that these vital integrations did not result in repetitive and costly changes to the project, and to provide the ability to support various integration approaches, paving the way for future integrations without the need for re-engineering.

AST Cloud Connect saved the City significant time and cost during its Cloud project, and will continue to do so long after the project is complete and for any future integrations needed. Cloud Connect ensures seamless communication between the City’s legacy and Cloud applications without painful development efforts or interruptions due to Cloud application upgrade cycles.”

Shyam Kumar Vice President, Cloud Platform and Technology, AST LLC

AST Cloud Connect saved the City significant time and cost during its Cloud project, and will continue to do so long after the project is complete and for any future integrations needed. Cloud Connect ensures seamless communication between the City’s legacy and Cloud applications without painful development efforts or interruptions due to Cloud application upgrade cycles.”

Shyam Kumar Vice President, Cloud Platform and Technology, AST LLC

Solutions & Benefits

AST’s deep expertise in leading complex enterprise application projects was a key factor in the City’s selection of AST as its strategic partner. A primary goal assigned to AST was to ensure rapid Cloud adoption and seamless integration with legacy applications.
AST’s Cloud Connect, a fully-configurable integration accelerator, provides pre-built interfaces for Oracle Cloud Applications with both legacy and SaaS solutions. Built on Oracle SOA Suite, the solution:

  • Established a framework for rapid Cloud integration at the City, with configurable data flows that speed the mapping process and shorten the time to adoption;
  • Gives the City the ability to integrate with a variety of SaaS and legacy Applications well into the future.

With its reusable integration framework, AST Cloud Connect has significantly reduced deployment and maintenance efforts for all subsequent integrations at the City.

Industry: State & Local Government

Solution Components:

  • Oracle SOA Suite
  • Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
  • Oracle Application Development Framework
  • Oracle Financials Cloud
  • Oracle Procurement Cloud
  • Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
  • Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management Cloud
  • Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud
  • Oracle Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service
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Why AST?


AST’s unique solution, AST Cloud Connect, has allowed the City of Detroit to adopt Cloud technology
rapidly and realize its goals of financial transformation, providing enhanced service to its citizens and employees.