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Umoe Schat-Harding improves safety at sea with Infor

Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) enables nautical life-saving systems leader to standardize processes across global manufacturing and service operations

FARNBOROUGH – June, 2012 – Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Umoe Schat-Harding has chosen Infor and Infor’s local partner Mazeppa to consolidate systems and standardise processes across its global offices and network locations using Infor10 ERP Enterprise.

The global leader of life-saving systems at sea has manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas, 21 worldwide offices and a global service network that provides maintenance, spare parts, repairs and refurbishment with regular service intervals. ERP Enterprise is designed to support the company’s complex multi-site organization and enables visibility, control and compliance across every aspect of the manufacturing supply chain, from design through to delivery, and beyond to the after-market service business.

Until recently, Umoe Schat-Harding did not use a global system. The different sites had their individual systems and processes to run business-critical operations such as service management, production, finance and HR. To ensure better quality through consistent information, standardized processes and to support Umoe Schat-Harding’s vision to improve safety at sea, the need for IT simplification and consolidation through a Single Instance, Global ERP system was apparent. Umoe Schat-Harding formulated where the company is today, defined the processes and in what way an ERP system could support the business.

When evaluating the market, Umoe Schat-Harding exchanged experiences with another large industry player that uses Infor’s solutions. The discussion influenced the final decision for choosing Infor10 ERP Enterprise. It showed that Infor10 ERP Enterprise best met the challenges Umoe Schat-Harding faced, including better visibility and insight to optimize decision support across markets.

The core of Infor10 ERP Enterprise, its global financials, manufacturing, project and service lifecyle management capabilities, are flexible and highly functional, supporting Umoe Schat-Harding’s manufacturing typology and enabling the company to manage complex configurations across global MRO operations. Infor10 ERP Enterprise will provide role-based access to accurate and timely information across the group, delivering financial visibility and control through corporate performance management. Detailed insight into every area of the business will enable Umoe Schat-Harding to streamline business processes and further improve customer service.

Mazeppa, Infor’s local sales and services partner in Norway and Denmark, was chosen to sign the contract on behalf of Infor. Mazeppa will also be responsible for the implementation and roll out of the ERP solution. The work with Umoe Schat-Harding is another example of the successful partnership between Mazeppa and Infor.

Customer quote
• ”We have developed clear goals and requirements based on our vision and strategy for Umoe Shat-Harding before choosing an ERP vendor. We wanted to increase customer satisfication, streamline purchasing and logistics and facilitate better reporting and corporate performance management overall,” said John Bakken, VP Business Development and project manager at Umoe Schat-Harding. “Before making our decision, we spoke to some of our peers who all confirmed Infor’s market leading capabilities in enabling global financials, supply chain, manufacturing, project and service lifecycle operations and we’re convinced we made the right choice. By implementing Infor10 ERP Enterprise, we will be able to achieve operational excellence in all our global processes to the benefit of our customers and safety at sea.”

Infor quote
• ”We are very proud to be chosen as Umoe Schat-Harding’s strategic software partner, after its thorough evaluation process of various ERP solutions and providers,” said Olaf Moen, account manager at Infor Norway. “Infor10 ERP Enterprise meets the demands of a multi-national company like Umoe Schat-Harding, supporting the manufacturer and full service provider to make crucial safety operations at sea even more effective.”

Mazeppa quote
• ”We have a long history of working with the maritime industry and with Infor. We will do our uttermost together with Umoe Schat-Harding to ensure that they reach their project goals,” said Sven Brænde, managing director at Mazeppa.

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About Umoe Schat-Harding
Umoe Schat-Harding is the world’s leading supplier of lifeboat and evacuation systems for the offshore, cruise and shipping industries. With factories and offices in Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Canada, the Czech Republic, the USA and China, and agents or service partners in thirty other countries, Umoe Schat-Harding provides a global service and supply network. Brands now owned by Umoe Schat-Harding include Watercraft, Viking Marine, Waterman, Fiskars, Davit-Company, MASECO, Watercraft America, William Mills Marine, Schat, Harding, Mulder & Rijke and the Beiyang Boatbuilding Co. to learn more about Umoe Schat-Harding, please visit

About Mazeppa
Mazeppa is the local Infor sales and services ERP partner in Norway and Denmark, delivering skilled industrial and Infor ERP competence to a number of Norwegian and Danish companies. Together with Midport Scandinavia, Mazeppa has more than 50 consultants working collobrately across the Nordic market. To learn more about Mazeppa please visit
About Infor
Infor is a leading provider of business software and services, helping more than 70,000 customers in 164 countries improve operations and drive growth. To learn more about Infor, please visit

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