L'Oréal has made cosmetics the focus of all their energy and know-how for nearly a century. They are fully committed to putting all their expertise and research resources to work for the well-being of men and women, in all their diversity, around the world.
- A century of expertise in cosmetics
- €15.8 billion consolidated sales in 2006
- 19 global brands
- A sustainable business model
L'Oréal operates legacy applications developed on the IBM iSeries that have been migrated to HP-UX running on the Oracle database.
Infinite iSeries from INFINITE Corporation has migrated thousands of AS/400-based RPG programs running under the proprietary DB2/400 Database to HP-UX running the Oracle Database. There were many reasons for the decision of L'Oréal to migrate, but among them was the ability to have web-based fast access to technological design changes for products to be manufactured via the flexible, fast and web-based environment.
The migrated system delivers hundreds of predefined Web reports that help the scheduling of production meet both financial goals and client commitments. Real time access via the web for data to clients, engineers and financial staff were crucial elements in the decision to use web-based technology. The infinite iSeries suite provided the necessary engine to keep the financial system that worked and to deploy it to the web. Fast.
The Web-based architecture lends itself to quick and easy deployment. Once a project has been built, it can be rolled out quickly to users. There is no software to install or download on client machines. Users simply need to have Internet access and they can immediately use the web-based technology to make better-informed decisions. Project maintenance and administration is centralized, which makes it easy to upgrade or make enhancements to a web project. According to the lead systems analyst, users will have more choices on how to create and format user-friendly reports, screens and other information.