Arby’s Restaurant Group Launches Oracle E-Business Suite EnvironmentAshley Sherwood
The acquisition of Arby’s Restaurant Group in early July by the Roark Capital Group required the newly formed Arby’s technology team to establish a computing environment for all technology services that support the Arby’s brand in a very compressed period of time. As part of the new Arby’s Information Strategic Plan, they made the decision to search for and source a business partner that could initially implement and then provide ongoing managed services for their Oracle E-Business suite of products. After a detailed search, Arby’s selected BIAS Corporation, a Platinum level Oracle hardware, software and service provider headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia as their partner to implement all of the needed Oracle applications and infrastructure. In addition, Arby’s also selected BIAS as their long-term partner to provide EBS application managed services and support. Arby’s and BIAS successfully launched their standalone Oracle EBS environment on schedule on November 21, 2011.
“Strategically, my goal was to establish an IT department that is primarily focused on building our brand, enhancing our restaurant operations and assisting our franchisees with their profitability,” said John Lukas, CIO and Vice-President of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “Without BIAS as our partner in the EBS space, I would have had to re-focus a portion of my limited IT resources to the back office areas BIAS manages for us. With BIAS as our partner, my team can stay laser focused on brand enhancing strategies.”