Lamprell to roll out Epicor ERP

Oil & gas contractor chooses Epicor 9 for entire operations

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Lamprell to roll out Epicor ERP The Epicor solution will meet Lamprell's agile business requirements says Daniells.
By Staff Writer Published  September 27, 2010

Oil & gas contractor Lamprell has selected Epicor’s next generation ERP solution for deployment across its whole operation.

The company will roll out Epicor 9 for its operations which include several different companies in the UAE and also a facility in Thailand. The solution will initially cater for 150 users, rising to more than 300, and the company hopes to gain improved visibility into its business, and faster reporting of data.

The deployment will replace an existing mixture of bespoke and off-the-shelf applications, that currently manage procurement, warehousing, manufacturing and financial operations.

Dan Wibberley, group commercial manager for Lamprell commented: “Because we use a mixture of applications it’s currently difficult and time consuming to prepare accurate business reports, with data often being out-of-date by the time the report is finished. We need access to live and up-to-date business data from across the entire operations in order to make effective management decisions. Running a mixture of products doesn’t support a growing international business and we knew we needed an ERP solution to improve data visibility and control.”

The company used an independent vendor evaluation firm to compile request for information documents and demonstration scripts, to evaluate various solutions and compare functionality. Wibberley said that the company selected Epicor from among a number of solutions, including those from tier one vendors, as it was the best fit with the companies business and methods of operation.

“We found the Epicor team knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire evaluation process; they answered all our questions with ease,” said Wibberley. “When they demonstrated how to operate the system it looked easy, as opposed to some of the other systems we saw that looked difficult to operate. As we don’t have any previous experience with ERP, this was very important to us. Epicor contains all of our industry requirements plus a selection of ‘nice to have’ features, all within the same package.

“We already run an effective business but we feel that now is the time to fine tune operations and with Epicor’s help we will be able to find all those smaller areas where we can improve efficiency to help create a truly streamlined organization,” he added.

Basil Daniells, senior director for Epicor in MEA, Turkey and India commented: “Lamprell joins a group of leading energy businesses that use Epicor to successfully manage their operations worldwide. These businesses need to be agile to enable them to quickly adapt to changes, control processes, and reduce costs, in order to meet demanding market challenges. With its powerful reporting and dashboard capabilities, integrated end-to-end functionality, and modern look and feel, Epicor should be on every energy company’s short list.”

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