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Established in 2018 by a seasoned enterprise entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of experience, NebulOS has been offering automated process discovery and mining for end-to-end ERP automation. The company commenced its journey by pulling past experiences of providing ERP hosting and managed services for clients that ran SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Dynamics. From the beginning, the NebulOS vision has been to apply automation through out the ERP system from the application set, the configurations, hardware, infrastructure, and deliver via an unlimited managed servicesmodel. At the time, businesses had to carry out scripting using various software solutions. Looking at the situation, NebulOS started focusing on process mining and robotic process automation (RPA) for ERP through its software solution, iFLO. The solution can automatically discover business process workflows throughout the ERP system, maps them out in a visual format, and then can be used to automate the process per the customer’s requirements. This includes potential automation of sales orders, supply chain, invoice creation, and order to cash to name a few. For instance, once scripted to the customers system, iFLO will map the applicationand allow users to edit, manipulate, make changes, and automate it for the future process.
From a data center perspective, we have partnered with Switch, a Tier V Platinum data center with 100 percent uptime across the board, to give every client the ability to move, migrate and modernize their applications at the speed of their business growth
From an infrastructure standpoint, NebulOS helps clients migrate their ERP from on-premise to cloud using its other product, OpsStack, powered by OpenStack. The company can also help clients move back to on-prem by migrating their data and applications into microservice solutions. This gives clients the ability to scale appropriately according to their business requirements by moving and migrating their ERP to a multi-cloud or hybrid model. “From a data center perspective, we have partnered with Switch, a Tier V Platinum data center with 100 percent uptime across the board, to give every client the ability to move, migrate and modernize their applications at the speed of their business growth,” adds Darian Anderson, Founder and CEO, NebulOS. Further, the partnership enables NebulOS to focus on the solution at the hardware and software levels, which delivers an unprecedented amount of high availability and uptime that enhances the customer experience without the “bix-box” nickel & dime approach.
Onboarding clients begins by assessing their situation and digging deep into their system to find their specific requirements. After an in-depth analysis, the company provides insights into their current situation and then recommends a suitable solution. Following a production-on-demand (POD) model, the company partners with their clients to provide service and support, a long-term support model for three to five years. This covers everything in their ERP system from upgrades, updates, patching security, and functional development. NebulOS supports ERPs such as Epicor, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP, Infor, and Oracle E-Business Suite.
Scripting Success Stories
Since ERP is a part of almost every industry, including the automotive, manufacturing, finance, and distribution sectors, NebulOS has a vast client base. In an instance, a print media distributor was trying to move their ERP system to the cloud but was having difficulty about choosing the right partner to help them with the project. They were unsatisfied with the performance, service, and knowledge of their existing private hosting cloud company and opted for a “big box” cloud provider without success. Additionally, they were charged on an hourly basis for the service by that provider. NebulOS recognized that the client needed to upgrade their software and change the platform as they were on a legacy system, which was outdated.
In another case, NebulOS brought RPA to a manufacturing company that was performing several manual tasks. The client had an ineffective invoicing system that often led to incomplete bills. Their team had torework about 200 invoices a day. Correcting those errors resulted in increased costs. NebulOS automated these tasks using workflows and robotic process automation (RPA) to handle all the different disparities in the invoices. As a result, the client could generate 200 invoices in just 45 minutes, freeing up resources to handle other business-related items. “With automation, we helped them save 60-70 percent of costs as it allowed them to use automation for repetitive nominal taskson a daily basis,” says Anderson.
Paving the Way for Innovation
As a self-funded firm, NebulOS has the flexibility to go deeper into research and development of itsautomation technologies and make those best suited for enterprise’s business applications. “We have the freedom to choose the right solution for our clients without any pressure from private equity, venture capitalists, or other outside funding groups that try to force a square peg into a round hole,” explains Anderson. This gives the company a competitive edge over other players. Since NebulOSis self-funded, it is not subject to bureaucratic regulations on pricing or solutions and has the flexibility to make affordable licensing specific to the client’s requirements. “We provide our clients with a solution that fits their needs and we then cater to scale that solution over time as their business needs change through growth. With this approach, we develop recurring revenue and clients for life, which is a major differencing factor for us.”
In the next phase of development, NebulOS is focusing on automation and modernization of ERP systems and making business processes more efficient by bringing in more insight and knowledge on the existing business processes and operations. At the same time, the company is continually growing in its current markets in North America, Europe, and Asia and plans to extend its footprint worldwide. “Looking forward, we plan to expand organically and through merger and acquisition strategies. We are expecting to grow 60 to 70 percent organically over the next 12 to 18 months,” says Anderson.