BAE Systems are a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 83,100 people worldwide. Their wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR MIGRATION
To simplify their web systems, BAE Systems decided to move their public website www.baesystems.com from an Oracle Portal / Oracle UCM based system to Oracle WebCenter Sites.
Complex page layouts for the live BAE website needed to be mapped from source to target, to ensure these layouts would be available and retain their structure in the new system. Furthermore, as a multi-language site, the hierarchy needed to be recreated in WebCenter sites for multiple countries/languages, to ensure this level of multilingual content delivery could be continued.
THE MIGRATION SOLUTION
Proventeq worked closely with BAE Systems to provide a solution which fulfilled all their requirements and ensured a smooth transition to Oracle Sites.
We leveraged the Proventeq Migration Accelerator's link migration component to ensure that internal links within source content were properly transformed to links in WebCenter Sites during content migration. Custom widgets which were present in the source UCM system were remapped to their Oracle Sites versions, ensuring these could migrated into the new system successfully, further improving the re-use of content from the UCM system.
By utilising the versatility of our Proventeq Migration Accelerator, BAE Systems we able to apply complex rules for metadata mapping and source classification, to ensure all content migrated from the source UCM system was mapped and transferred to the right place, and with the right metadata applied.
Item level audit during migration ensured completeness of migration and ensured data integrity. Users were mapped to the new entities in WebCenter Sites.
Significant Reduction in Manual Effort
The automated, rules-based migration of existing content, including automatic resolution of internal links, significantly reduced manual effort and cost.
Reduced Migration Timeframes
By loading thousands of items per hour into the new CMS environment, we reduced migration timeframes to help achieve project milestones.
Built-in Delta handling ensured that content changes during migration were identified and migrated, enabling minimal downtime of BAE System’s live site.