Leading technology consultancy, Cooper Software, has been selected by Finnish company, Wärtsilä, a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, to manage the integration of their ERP system, following their takeover of global engineering firm, Hamworthy.
The project will involve connecting Wärtsilä's existing ERP solution, IFS, with enterprise resource planning solution, SAP. Cooper Software's bespoke SDK solution will be utilised to effectively manage the transfer of data between both systems and ensure smooth integration and connectivity. Due to the global nature of Wärtsilä's business, the project involves a significant level of international liaison to bring local offices in line with Wärtilä's central IT-platform.
Founded in 1834, Wärtsilä is a leading provider of complete life-cycle marine and energy solutions and services to customers globally. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers by providing innovative products and integrated solutions that are safe, environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible, and economically sound.
The project will allow Cooper Software to build on their established experience within the marine industry and comes at a time when the company is also working with leading Belfast based ship building and marine technology engineering company, Harland and Wolff.
Bjørn T. Hetland, Project Manager for SAP implementation, of Wärtsilä commented: "We chose Cooper Software due to their extensive level of expertise in designing, developing and managing ERP solutions, which was clearly demonstrated throughout our discussions with them. Due to their innovative technology and proven project management processes, we are confident that the transition between systems will be a smooth one."
Frank Cooper, Founder and Managing Director of Cooper Software noted: "We are delighted that Wärtsilä have chosen Cooper Software to adapt and integrate their ERP system. Working with a world renowned company such Wärtsilä is not only a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our excellent ability, knowledge and capabilities but it presents a significant opportunity for us to further extend our experience within this important sector."