Monday, April 29, 2019
Stronger than ever: Apply sharpens its competitive edge with IFS Applications 10
IFS helps engineering company Apply improve efficiency and delivery above expectations
Apply, based in Stavanger, Norway, has been an IFS customer since 2009. The company uses IFS Applications to support its entire value chain from project management to engineering, construction, supply chain management, equipment rental, finance, HR, and HSEQ. The IFS industry solution gives them real-time visibility of data and enables efficient project execution to help manage complex projects with a high degree of control and efficiency, both on- and offshore.
In 2014, Apply upgraded to IFS Applications 8 in order to standardize and streamline business processes to allow for support of the increasingly complex and varied range of projects won by the company.
“We needed a strategic solution to increase our productivity and revenue,” said Bjarte Haugland, Area Head of IM&IT at Apply. “In our industry, we are used to things recurring in cycles and the last crisis showed us the importance of staying focused on the way we work and the systems we use. We saw that with one central enterprise solution, it became easier to standardize our work processes since data could flow between different business areas seamlessly. This meant ensuring data is entered only once and shared by all who need it.”
With the upgrade to version 10, IFS Applications, which easily integrates with other mission-critical systems, will continue to play a central role in Apply’s IT landscape, especially related to the management of the company’s work orders.
Haugland continued, “It is not an overstatement to say that the efficiency increase we have had from IFS Applications has been considerable over the years. IFS Applications has enabled us to reduce the number of systems we use, streamline processes and get better visibility of our data, enabling our 1,200 employees to handle an increasing number of highly complex projects for our clients. With IFS Applications 10, we are looking forward to reaping the benefits of the new IFS Aurena user experience, which will give our offshore staff better access to the solution.”
Elni Kullmer, Managing Director, IFS Nordics, added, “Apply is an inspiring example of how drastic changes in market conditions can be turned into an opportunity for enhancing productivity, strengthening business processes, and, ultimately, improving revenue. Companies that invest in robust industry solutions that offer comprehensive coverage out-of-the-box, a low total cost of ownership, and total freedom in terms of deployment method, are better equipped to weather storms and, even more importantly, hit the ground running when the tide turns. We are very proud to support Apply and we look forward to a swift implementation project.”
Learn more about how IFS supports Oil & Gas companies: www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/energy-utilities-and-resources/oil-and-gas/.
Apply is a leading multidiscipline engineering company specializing in contracts across all project phases, from concept development and studies to completion and commissioning. In addition, they offer a range of services covering operations and maintenance and modifications of oil and gas production facilities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). www.apply.no
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