Client Profile

Customer Name: SNC-Lavalin Atkins

Established: 1911

Customer Since: 2018

Employees: 34,000

Sector: Design, Engineering, Project Management

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, building trusted partnerships around the world for more than 80 years.

Atkins operates globally, providing transformational solutions for their customers with a focus on thinking differently and delivering real value. They help clients plan, design and enable major capital projects, and provides expert consultancy that covers the full project lifecycle across infrastructure, transportation, nuclear and power, oil and gas, engineering and design, water, the environment, defence, aerospace, communications, project management and architecture.


Having used Oracle JD Edwards for several years, SNC-Lavalin Atkins worked with Version 1 to upgrade the application to the latest 9.2 version, upgrade the database to 19c, upgrade the SOA instances, and migrate to the Oracle public cloud.


Migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The company needed to move the JD Edwards hosting away from on-premise data centre and on to a cloud-based platform. OCI was chosen in line with Atkins’ Cloud-first strategy, enhancing its performance, availability and scalability, as well as providing a lower TCO.

Upgrading JD Edwards

Atkins had been using JD Edwards for several years. The decision was made to upgrade to the latest version of the software to 9.2, as well as a technical upgrade of the SOA instances. This provides extended support for the customer and room to grow in the future.

Real Difference, Delivered

– Upgrade of Oracle JD Edwards to a supported platform, providing Oracle Premier Support until at least 2034
– Migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to reduce on-premise dependency
– Ongoing managed services for the Oracle JD Edwards application and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
– Reduced costs as the data centre has moved to the cloud, so the customer only pays for what they need
– Reduced operational risk as servers are secured and maintained by Oracle with extra defence against ransomware
– Improved agility, as servers can be spun up or deleted quickly as more capacity is needed

About Version 1

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our team of difference-makers work tirelessly to provide independent advice and deliver impactful changes to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree.