Simply Stronger: BAE Systems Standardizes on Infor
Integrated IT Applications and Simplified Business Processes Deliver
Stronger Operational Performance to Aerospace Leader
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 -- Infor, a leading
provider of business application software serving more than 70,000
customers, has confirmed that aerospace leader BAE Systems Military
Air and Information (MAI) will standardize on Infor applications as
part of a business transformation project that is expected to yield
operational efficiency improvements and reduced licence costs.
Currently at the solution design phase, the Infor Aerospace & Defense
project is projected to go live in 2015 and will be rolled out across
numerous locations in the UK.
-- BAE Systems Military Air and Information (MAI) business unit became
aware of the potential for efficiency benefits it could obtain through
rationalizing its complex and customized portfolio, which consisted of
several ERP systems and more than one hundred supporting applications.
-- Driven by a realization that fewer applications can lead to simpler,
faster, more efficient operations, a dedicated team was tasked with
delivering a coherent, modern ERP platform with supporting
-- The project is intended to drive transformation and help improve
competitive position by delivering:
-- Common processes
-- One business system
-- More efficient operations
-- Faster decision making
-- Collaborative working
-- Accurate, detailed data
-- Fit for purpose operations
-- Building on a commercial relationship lasting over 15 years, BAE
Systems has selected Infor LN as the central ERP system for the MAI
business unit. In addition, BAE Systems will use Infor EAM and Infor
Warehouse Mobility. Analysis and reporting will be handled by Infor BI
and Infor Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). The applications
will be integrated using Infor ION.
-- BAE Systems chose Infor LN as it wanted an off-the-shelf product and
sought an application that could be upgraded without the challenges
inherent in upgrading more customized solutions. The solution will be
applied across the BAE Systems MAI organization including on programs
such as Typhoon, Hawk and the F-35 Lightning II.
BAE Systems Quote
"This transformation project is born from the simple
realization that fewer applications lead to easier management and
less distraction from our core activities," said John Booth, BAE
Systems' Head of Project. "The next step in that process is to
standardize on applications that do not need customization to deliver
the functionality we require, with a clear, simple upgrade path to
help keep us competitive."
"BAE Systems MAI and other defense contractors must work
smarter and faster than ever before in order to reduce the cost of
defense projects in the face of ever tighter margins," said Arsenin
Rodriguez, director of business consulting, Aerospace and Defense,
Infor. "A trusted source of live, contextual information, delivered
to the right person to help them make the best decisions is a
cornerstone of competitive advantage. Infor provides this new level
of business information to help companies like BAE Systems MAI win on
the global defense stage."
"This project validates that Infor has gained significant momentum in
the aerospace and defense industry with the latest release of
Infor10x," said Edward Talerico, industry director, Aerospace and
Defense, Infor. "Our ongoing innovation and investment in enterprise
applications for customers is driven by continued collaboration with
customers such as BAE Systems."
-- Infor LN
-- Infor EAM
-- Infor BI
-- Infor Warehouse Mobility
-- Infor EPM
-- Infor Aerospace and Defense
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is
published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in
194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to
changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific
applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative
user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant.
Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a
choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To
learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
-- 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
-- 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
-- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
-- 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
-- 23 of the top 50 largest US public hospitals
-- 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
-- 26 of the top 35 global retailers
-- 5 of the top 9 brewers
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