Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Avinor selects IFS for quality assurance reporting

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Avinor has chosen IFS solutions for health & safety, quality assurance (QA), and risk management to streamline HSEQ-related (health, safety, environment, and quality) reporting. Avinor is a state-owned company that operates most of the civil airports in Norway, including three control centers, control towers, and technical stations. The contract includes licenses and services worth approximately NKr 10 million.

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Avinor has chosen IFS solutions for health & safety, quality assurance (QA), and risk management to streamline HSEQ-related (health, safety, environment, and quality) reporting. Avinor is a state-owned company that operates most of the civil airports in Norway, including three control centers, control towers, and technical stations. The contract includes licenses and services worth approximately NKr 10 million.

Following Avinor’s decision to implement IFS Applications 8 in December 2012, the company has chosen to implement the components IFS Health and Safety™, IFS Quality Assurance™, and IFS Risk Management™. Avinor selected IFS to replace its internally developed system after a public procurement and evaluation process.

The solution will enable Avinor to integrate mission-critical processes such as nonconformance reporting into the overall ERP environment. Leveraging mobile smartphone apps for field reporting and OLAP cubes for data processing, the system will be used by some 3,900 Avinor employees working at 46 airports all over Norway.

“We chose IFS because we wanted a consistent and user-friendly system that could handle incident reporting, preparation of statistics, and electronic reporting to authorities. We also wanted the ability to use such information in our risk assessment. The solution will give us a noticeably better decision-making tool and will improve our security-related work,” says Dag Falk-Petersen, CEO, Avinor.

“Airport operators such as Avinor must comply with stringent regulations, making HSEQ and nonconformance reporting crucial business processes,” IFS Scandinavia CEO Glenn Arnesen said. “By extending its central IFS solution to include these processes, Avinor will benefit from enhanced transparency and increased business control.”

The IFS solution will be equipped with interfaces for Microsoft SharePoint and mobile devices, developed by IFS technology partner Din ERP.

“Din ERP offers a highly intuitive user experience based on standardized processes that are adapted to the individual user’s role in the value chain,” Din ERP CEO Dagfinn Stave said. “By combining IFS Applications with our front-end SharePoint and mobile solutions, we will be able to offer Avinor a robust system in a familiar and user-friendly environment that promotes user efficiency and satisfaction.”

The implementation will start immediately and is expected to be completed in June 2014.

About Avinor

Avinor is responsible for planning, developing and operating the Norwegian airport network. Avinor operates 46 airports in Norway, thereof 12 in cooperation with the armed forces. Operations also include air traffic control towers, control centres and technical infrastructure for aircraft navigation.
More information is available at www.avinor.no 

About IFS

IFS™is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service & asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2012 was SKr 2.7 billion.

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IFS discloses the information herein pursuant to the Financial Instruments Act (1991:980) and/or the Securities Markets Act (2007:528). The information was submitted for publication on July 9, 2013, at 4.30 p.m. CEST.

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