Pacific National plays a vital role in Australia’s coal supply chain, working closely with customers, seaboard terminal operators, port authorities and shipping agents to meet cargo assembly requirements. Ensuring optimal delivery schedules and maximizing equipment utilization are critical factors in Pacific National’s success.
All of Pacific National’s coal operations are controlled by a mission critical PowerBuilder application known as the Operational Planning and Support System (OPSS).
The Bulk Services Division of Pacific National was facing major challenges in its IT Department. Pacific National’s growing business was driving demand for new systems functionality and enhancements to the OPSS application were required to support the business. Unfortunately, PowerBuilder developers were becoming hard to find and ongoing application maintenance was a constant concern.
Pacific National concluded that the OPSS application, the systems backbone of the company’s coal transportation operation, needed to be upgraded to a modern .NET platform that could be easily maintained and provide a long-term technology solution for the business.
Pacific National asked Fujitsu, its strategic application outsourcing vendor, to find a solution to migrate the aging, but mission critical, PowerBuilder application into a modern .NET architecture.
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