Clough in Oz moves global ops to cloud with Oracle

Clough, a global engineering and construction company based in Australia, chose Oracle to modernise its back-office systems taking them from on-premises to the cloud. 

Clough engaged DXC Technology for management of the implementation, and now has improved functionality, security and business continuity across its global footprint. 

Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Clough offers sustainable, high-performing assets to clients in the infrastructure, resources, and energy industries across Australia, Asia-Pacific, North America and the United Kingdom. 

With a global workforce of more than 2,500 employees, and servicing some of the world’s largest and most critical infrastructure projects, one of the key challenges in moving to a cloud-based solution was ensuring that the transition was quick, seamless and unnoticeable for their employees and clients.

“With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure underpinned by security at its core, we were able to ensure that our data remained protected and confidential during the move,” said Glenda Salgado, Group Corporate Support Services Manager at Clough. 

“One of the biggest benefits of bringing together all our data sources to the cloud is that we now have real-time visibility into our assets giving us complete confidence in our reporting and enabling us to sleep better at night,” said Salgado.

With Oracle Analytics Cloud, Clough’s internal team can generate insightful reports in less than four hours, which is seven times faster than the previous solution which could take up to 20 hours and included involvement from Clough’s managed services provider. This 85% time saving has also led to a commensurate cost saving for the business.

“It was really important for us to work with partners that had a local presence but could also provide support to our teams interstate and around the world,” said Salgado.

“With Oracle we knew that our employees working in geographies with less connectivity were receiving the same level of support, performance, and connection as our team in Perth – that is, with local support, no wait time, no lag,” she added.