Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Burmeister selects IFS to support future growth
Project-centric Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), a Danish power system contractor and operator, has selected IFS Applications to enable a modern IT platform and future growth. The contract includes software and consulting services and has a total value of SKr 28 million.
BWSC undertakes the supply and construction of complete plants on a turnkey basis and provides operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the lifetime of the plant.
The business software components from IFS will standardize and support BWSC’s processes within detailed engineering, management, procurement, document management, financial control, material management, human resources, and after sales. BWSC aims to implement a modern, comprehensive solution for its main processes within global sourcing of material and services in a project environment, with a goal to further increase efficiency and customer service.
BWSC undertook a thorough review of the major leading enterprise software vendors. In the final stage of the review process, IFS was chosen over competing ERP software systems.
“The growth of our business was placing increasing pressure on the existing legacy environment. IFS stood out as having the best functional fit for our business and have a solution that supports our project-oriented business, both today and in the future. Moreover, the IFS representatives have proven themselves to be skillful and competent when it comes to understanding our business, which is crucial to the long-term relationship we are now embarking on with IFS,” said Sigurd Andersen, CEO BWSC.
“IFS’ offering to the contracting industry is a standard industry solution for EPCI contractors (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation) that consist of both detailed engineering and ERP in a modern suite. The industry solution also includes solutions for subcontracting and service, which is a real advantage in this kind of industry. After strengthening our Danish organization, we are very pleased to see that we now have signed two large deals in Denmark; both this contract with BWSC and some weeks ago a large deal with Dyrup” said Glenn Arnesen, Managing Director IFS Scandinavia.
The standard EPCI solution supports business processes within engineering, contract & project management, procurement, subcontracting, document management, finance, material planning, fabrication, shipment, human resources, and after sales service. The solution also contains tools that interface with CAD applications and standard integrations with planning systems.
IFS targets the Construction, Contracting and Service Industries, with more than 300 project-centric customers. Contracting customers include Doosan Babcock, Babcock Rail, Rotary Engineering, Plaenge, ShawCore Inc, Dresser-Rand, Yantai Raffles, Aker Yards, Advanced Production & Loading (APL), Rosenberg Verft, Hamworthy Gas Systems, Heerema Group and Shedden Uhde.
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a fully-integrated, component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. The company has more than 2,000 customers in 54 countries and focuses on seven main industries: aerospace & defense, utilities & telecom, manufacturing, process industries, automotive, retail & wholesale distribution, and construction contracting & service management. IFS has 2,600 employees and net revenue in 2007 was SKr 2.4 billion.