Successful Implementation of IFS Applications Enhances Efficiency for Norwegian National grid Owners
As part of its ongoing plan to streamline its operations Statnett invested in IFS Applications with the specific aim of enhancing resource utilization and improving information and material flows. After a well-planned and successful implementation, Statnett is now in a position to reap the benefits provided by modern component-based business applications. The challenge Toward the end of the 1990s, Statnett initiated a program of improvements to streamline operations, which it called Resource Optimization at Statnett (ROS). The goals of the ROS program included securing access to relevant, accurate data from a common source to allow it to be used by all; single entry of data; the automation of activities and the standardization of activities and processes; and secure transfer of processes throughout the organization. Furthermore, the financials software was becoming obsolete, and the company lacked business applications for maintenance and project management. The way to meet these challenges, and facilitate cost-efficient operations, was to invest in integrated business software. The solution Statnett spent considerable time selecting its business applications vendor because it required a solution that would provide the optimal balance between the needs of the various areas of business within the company. IFS Applications provided this balance. Another factor was IFS’ experience of the industry. Arve Indrehus, project manager for ROS, comments, “IFS had proven its capability to supply business solutions to the utilities and telecom sector. There was both depth and breadth of industry-specific competence within IFS, and its people had a clear understanding of the problems we face in the energy sector. What’s more, IFS owned the product, which is reassuring in respect of long-term support and access to updates, etc.” Read the entire case study to learn more about how IFS helped Statnett streamline operations.
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