Wednesday, May 09, 2012

First two subsidiaries of Visser & Smit Hanab go live with IFS Applications

New ERP system supports growth and global project management.

Two recently split-off subsidiaries of Visser & Smit Hanab are the first to have deployed IFS Applications as part of a company-wide roll-out. The subsidiaries are VSMC and VolkerInfra UK. VSMC is a marine contractor and involved in various large projects, including submarine and onshore power cable lay and trenching activities. VolkerInfra UK is active in drilling, installation of power cables, marine projects, and offshore windmill parks. Both companies are part of VolkerWessels.

In recent years, Visser & Smit Hanab has enjoyed a rapid international growth, with an increasing focus on EPC projects (Engineering, Procurement & Construction). In order to manage increasingly complex projects, and support its expansion through its many subsidiaries, the company chose to implement IFS Applications as its ERP platform.

“Since selecting IFS Applications, we have been focused on mapping our processes to ensure an optimal basic installation. This enables us to support core functions such as projects, purchasing, finance, and time registration for all business units,” says Arjan Hartman, information manager at Visser & Smit Hanab. “In the second phase, functions such as data management and service will follow. As soon as IFS Applications is implemented company-wide, we will benefit greatly from optimal project and cost control and transparency.”

Visser & Smit Hanab expects the two main business units, “Industrial & Power Projects” and “Transport & Drilling Solutions” and the central office to be live by the beginning of 2013.

About Visser & Smit Hanab

Visser & Smit Hanab develops, builds and maintains connections, networks and installations for water and energy. Thanks to the staff, advanced techniques and a customer-oriented approach, Visser & Smit Hanab is able to provide their customers with the optimum support for their needs. Together with their customers, they are making a contribution to a sustainable society. Visser & Smit Hanab is a VolkerWessel company.

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About IFS

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2011 was SKr 2.6 billion.

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