GWA adopts cloud-based solution to automate and integrate business processes

Guam Waterworks Authority (file photo)

DXC Technology has announced the successful completion of a project to deliver Oracle JD Edwards (JDE) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA), a public corporation delivering water and wastewater services).

The cloud-based solution will streamline, automate and integrate end-to-end business processes and enable GWA to proactively manage its water and wastewater systems.

GWA provides water and wastewater services in a safe, reliable, responsible, and cost-effective manner to the population in Guam. With a large transient demand component (tourists) and a growing American defense presence placing additional pressure on the water and wastewater systems, the island needs infrastructure that can reliably accommodate growth and system renewals, as well as enhance efficiency.

As its existing on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution was reaching end-of-life, GWA sought a transformational upgrade to facilitate ongoing operational excellence for the citizens of Guam.

“To support its aggressive capital improvement program and continue to improve water and wastewater services to Guam’s population, GWA needed to future-proof its operations by modernizing its core ERP system,” said Chris Budasi, Assistant General Manager of Administration and Support at Guam Waterworks Authority. “With the extensive knowledge, expertise and dedication from DXC Technology, making the move to JDE EnterpriseOne on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was a clear and cost-effective decision for us.”

This transformation would overcome manual ‘work arounds’ and see all of GWA’s almost 400 employees use the integrated solution across finance, warehousing/supply chain, field operations, HR, and asset management.

“We are looking forward to seeing the results – from improved and automated reporting to self-service modules for employees, to reducing water loss using new field operations solutions. GWA is mirroring our investment in our physical infrastructure with investment in our digital infrastructure, and now we have a digital foundation that will support our growth strategy and set an example to inspire further transformation company-wide,” added Miguel Bordallo, GWA’s General Manager.

Phase Two of the partnership will see the implementation of Oracle Procurement Cloud to offer end-to-end management of large projects, supporting GWA’s aggressive capital improvements over the next two decades.

“DXC has been able to demonstrate its deep expertise across the Enterprise Technology Stack by achieving a full transformation for GWA,” said Richard James, Practice Director, DXC Red Rock. “The increased efficiencies across all areas of the business are already being realized, and we’re excited to continue our partnership to help GWA accomplish its capital program goals into the future.”

DXC successfully migrated and modernized GWA’s system to JDE EnterpriseOne on OCI to unlock significant productivity, efficiency, data accuracy and end-user benefits for both employees and customers.

“Oracle Cloud Infrastructure enables rapid migration of existing on-premises applications, meaning faster time to innovation for organizations like Guam Waterworks Authority,” said Darius Ibanez, Territory Manager, Guam & CNMI Oracle Digital. “By moving to the cloud, GWA will be able to unlock new value by adopting technologies like Autonomous Database, data science tools, and our cloud-native development tools.”

(DXC Release)