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AST Corporation Takes Systems Integration to the Next Level

By Elisha Neubauer

Working from an at-home office, Pravin Kumar slowly but surely developed his own collection of reputable clients, eventually reaching a level which required a move. This move transitioned him into a brick and mortar building. Having been a long-time resident of Naperville, he knew he wanted to keep his business in the community in order to give back to the area that had treated him so well for so many years.

It didn't take long for Kumar's business to grow. Although he started small, the company quickly took off. What started as a leased office space, small in size, on Diehl Road, has now become large enough to occupy the majority of the first floor of the building. Launched as an out-of-the-home business in 1995, today the corporation has over 500 consulting employees.

But, what exactly does the AST Corporation do?

Well, it is a Specialized Oracle Applications and Technologies Systems Integrator. Not sure what that means? Don't worry -- we asked. "We help other organizations unify their enterprise systems and ensure that those systems function coherently together," explained a representative of AST Corporation. This focus on the Oracle software places AST in a unique position, qualifying them to work across a wide span of industries including municipal, state and federal government, manufacturing, public transit, airports, port authorities, education, and utilities.

Over the years, the corporation has developed quite an impressive name for themselves in the system integrator industry. They consistently have a high [successful] project completion ratio, they develop long-standing relationships with their clients, and they show consistent rapid growth. All of these factors, and more, contribute to their standing as an Oracle Cloud Premier Partner and are many of the reasons why they have been awarded the Oracle Excellence Award and Partner of the Year award five times over their span.

"Our success has been built on a foundation of hard work by our employees and is a testament to our team," states an AST Corporation representative. "We've won a number of reputable workplace awards in the past several years, all based on surveys and input from our employees." These awards include the Chicago Tribune Top 100 Inc and the 5000 National Best and Brightest. The corporation believes these recognitions clearly demonstrate their level of innovation in the marketplace. It also shows their dedication to continue their partnership with Oracle.

In business, your team is your make or break factor. They are the driving force behind your success or your failure. When it comes to the team at AST Corporation, they show a devout competency and maturity that rivals their skill sets, giving them the tools required to excel in the industry.

"We are proud to be known for our focus on delivering business solutions for the industries we serve," stated the representative. "Speaking the language of our customers, having a deep understanding of their issues, and solving complex business process problems is our fundamental competitive advantage."

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