BAE Systems Standardizes on InforPosted at - 03:30 PM on Fri, Jul 19, 2013

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BAE Systems Standardizes on Infor

Realizing that fewer applications leads to simpler, faster, more-efficient operations, aerospace leader BAE Systems Military Air and Information (MAI) will standardize on Infor.

During a business transformation project, BAE Systems became aware of the potential for efficiency benefits it could obtain by rationalizing its complex and customized portfolio, which consisted of several ERP systems and more than 100 supporting applications.

Building on a relationship of more than 15 years, BAE Systems 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. The solution will be applied across the BAE Systems MAI organization including on programs such as Typhoon, Hawk and the F-35 Lightning II.

"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."

Currently at the solution design phase, the Infor Aerospace & Defense project is projected to go live in 2015 and will roll out across numerous locations in the UK.

"BAE Systems MAI and other defense contractors must work smarter and faster than ever before 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." 

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