Interconnector (UK) Limited Tackles Gas Industry Change with Infor

United States – January 30, 2017, 09:00 AM

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that gas pipeline operator Interconnector (UK) Limited (IUK) has chosen a suite of Infor applications as part of a strategy to meet the challenges of fundamental change in the gas market. Deployed in the cloud, Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Infor Expense Management will help IUK to reduce costs and risk, and improve both efficiency and agility.

Following a thorough review of the market, Infor was chosen on the basis of its commitment to the cloud model and the integration between Infor EAM and other solutions with Infor CloudSuite Industrial. Key to the decision was IUK's ability to personalize and extend the Infor solutions as industry changes require updates to business processes, without having to customize the solutions.

IUK made a policy decision to move all operational and business data to the cloud not only on the basis of lower, more predictable costs but also to enable continual improvement and upgrades to the latest technology innovations from Infor.

"Following a pain point analysis, it became clear we needed to improve our systems, to better address the coming changes in our industry," said Terry Stephens, Information Systems Director, IUK. "Despite a relatively small headcount, we own and operate a 235km bi-directional gas pipeline between the UK and Europe as well as the Bacton and Zeebrugge terminals. We have to ensure maximum efficiency from these substantial assets and across our entire business. Part of that drive is using advanced technology, deployed via the cloud to keep costs low so we can meet the profound changes in our industry with confidence."

"By fusing the best possible asset management of this critical infrastructure with improved efficiency, Interconnector UK really demonstrates the maturity of cloud," said Phil Lewis, European VP for Solution Consulting, Infor. "Our commitment to the cloud and continuous improvement matches the dedication and expertise within IUK to push the gas industry forward as the industry undergoes such drastic change."

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