Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Boskalis, a provider of dredging and maritime solutions, has selected Infor CloudSuite™, a fully integrated, cloud-based solution suite delivering leading-edge core ERP, integration, social, and analytic capabilities.
Boskalis has transitioned over the last years from a dredging company to an integrated maritime service provider.
Infor CloudSuite will enable Boskalis to focus on implementing a fit for purpose backbone for the core activities in its growth plan rather than its IT infrastructure.
The solution offers Boskalis enhanced flexibility and the opportunity to reduce costs while benefiting from higher availability, by leveraging the global infrastructure of AWS for its worldwide operations.
“The technology we have to deal with is becoming more complex,” said Rien Krijger, ICT director at Boskalis. “The decision to build knowledge in our own team or to extract it from Infor, which offers all specializations together as a service, was simple. We are moving away from the principle to do everything by ourselves, in-house, so our team can focus more on maximizing the business value for its own organization.”
“Our business operates globally on a project-based structure, and we do not stay in one location for a long time, e.g. the expansion of the Suez Canal which is executed with our partners Van Oord, NMDC and Jan de Nul. Infor CloudSuite meets all our requirements, such as interoperability with third-party systems, easy management and connections to on-premise applications. Therefore, the connection with other systems, such as our mobile platform, can be realized quickly and easily. Yet it also provides the desired performance, and we can rely on Infor’s 24×7 support – something we could never have realized with our own team at acceptable costs.”
Boskalis will complete this project through the Infor UpgradeX program, which provides a simple, predictable path to help customers upgrade from on-premise applications to the Infor Business Cloud. Companies like Boskalis can leverage existing Infor investments to migrate to the 10x-enabled versions of Infor applications in the cloud, helping them to reduce associated costs and risks, and minimize disruption to daily operations.
Boskalis will begin implementing Infor CloudSuite in the Netherlands and expects its first users to be operational in 2016. When most of the Netherlands is operational, the deployment will spread to Boskalis locations globally over the course of the next years.
Included in the suite of applications are Infor LN, Infor ION®, Infor Ming.le™, Infor Expense Management (XM) and Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (d/EPM).