K Hovnanian Companies, LLC

    About the Client

    In 1959, Kevork S. Hovnanian and his three brothers started K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC (HOV – NYSE) in a small trailer in Toms River, New Jersey. Today, the company has grown to be one of the largest home builders in the U.S. with total revenues of $2.8 billion last year, developing and selling entry level to luxury sized homes in 188 active selling communities throughout 14 states. They handle all aspects of home development from design, construction, sales, marketing and more. In addition to home building, the company offers financial services and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 2001.


    Challenges the Client Faced

    K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC (Hovnanian) had developed custom functionality for their JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system, which once live would add up to 400 new users (100 concurrent) to their system. Before moving forward, they need to con rm the system could handle the additional workload. To perform this critical test, they needed to identify a load/stress testing application as well as a partner with the expertise that could x any issues identified by the tool.

    In searching for the right tool and partner, Hovnanian learned about GSI, Inc. from a colleague who had previously participated in GSI’s educational webcast series. Based on GSI’s reputation in the industry, their JD Edwards technical and functional expertise, as well as the advanced capabilities of GSI’s GENISYS Performance Optimizer Tool, Hovnanian chose GSI.

    GSI's Solution

    After analysis of 20 plus transactions by the Hovnanian and GSI team, they learned that most transactions were complex entries with data dependencies. GSI developed several workflows and scripts to simulate the potential load on the system by adding these additional users. After addressing issues identified by GENISYS, GSI determined that the currently architected platform would be able to sufficiently accommodate the new workload and delivered a detailed document confirming the metrics of those results to the Hovnanian team.

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