Umoe Schat-Harding improves safety at sea with Infor

Farnborough, UK - 6 June 2012

Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) enables nautical life-saving systems leader to standardize processes across global manufacturing and service operations

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Umoe Schat-Harding has chosen Infor and Infor’s local partner Mazeppa to consolidate systems and standardise processes across its global offices and network locations using Infor10 ERP Enterprise.

The global leader of life-saving systems at sea has manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas, 21 worldwide offices and a global service network that provides maintenance, spare parts, repairs and refurbishment with regular service intervals. ERP Enterprise is designed to support the company’s complex multi-site organization and enables visibility, control and compliance across every aspect of the manufacturing supply chain, from design through to delivery, and beyond to the after-market service business.

Until recently, Umoe Schat-Harding did not use a global system. The different sites had their individual systems and processes to run business-critical operations such as service management, production, finance and HR. To ensure better quality through consistent information, standardized processes and to support Umoe Schat-Harding’s vision to improve safety at sea, the need for IT simplification and consolidation through a Single Instance, Global ERP system was apparent. Umoe Schat-Harding formulated where the company is today, defined the processes and in what way an ERP system could support the business.

When evaluating the market, Umoe Schat-Harding exchanged experiences with another large industry player that uses Infor’s solutions. The discussion influenced the final decision for choosing Infor10 ERP Enterprise. It showed that Infor10 ERP Enterprise best met the challenges Umoe Schat-Harding faced, including better visibility and insight to optimize decision support across markets.

The core of Infor10 ERP Enterprise, its global financials, manufacturing, project and service lifecyle management capabilities, are flexible and highly functional, supporting Umoe Schat-Harding’s manufacturing typology and enabling the company to manage complex configurations across global MRO operations. Infor10 ERP Enterprise will provide role-based access to accurate and timely information across the group, delivering financial visibility and control through corporate performance management. Detailed insight into every area of the business will enable Umoe Schat-Harding to streamline business processes and further improve customer service.

Mazeppa, Infor’s local sales and services partner in Norway and Denmark, was chosen to sign the contract on behalf of Infor. Mazeppa will also be responsible for the implementation and roll out of the ERP solution. The work with Umoe Schat-Harding is another example of the successful partnership between Mazeppa and Infor.

”We have developed clear goals and requirements based on our vision and strategy for Umoe Shat-Harding before choosing an ERP vendor. We wanted to increase customer satisfication, streamline purchasing and logistics and facilitate better reporting and corporate performance management overall,” said John Bakken, VP Business Development and project manager at Umoe Schat-Harding. “Before making our decision, we spoke to some of our peers who all confirmed Infor’s market leading capabilities in enabling global financials, supply chain, manufacturing, project and service lifecycle operations and we’re convinced we made the right choice. By implementing Infor10 ERP Enterprise, we will be able to achieve operational excellence in all our global processes to the benefit of our customers and safety at sea.”

”We are very proud to be chosen as Umoe Schat-Harding’s strategic software partner, after its thorough evaluation process of various ERP solutions and providers,” said Olaf Moen, account manager at Infor Norway. “Infor10 ERP Enterprise meets the demands of a multi-national company like Umoe Schat-Harding, supporting the manufacturer and full service provider to make crucial safety operations at sea even more effective.”

”We have a long history of working with the maritime industry and with Infor. We will do our uttermost together with Umoe Schat-Harding to ensure that they reach their project goals,” said Sven Brænde, managing director at Mazeppa.

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