Fugro selects IFS to harmonise project-oriented processes

Geodata specialist, Fugro, will implement a cloud-based ERP solution from IFS as part of a company-wide initiative to bring staff together in one collaborative way of working on a centralised technological framework, and to help unify the people, processes and business data across its global operations.

With a 9,000-strong workforce in 61 countries, Fugro collects and analyses information about the earth and the structures built upon it. By acquiring, analysing and advising on geodata for clients in industries such as offshore and land-based energy, renewables, infrastructure, and nautical engineering, Fugro helps its customers determine the optimal site for the safe, sustainable construction of buildings and infrastructure.

To provide a single, digital home to its business units, Fugro has opted for a flexible, cloud-based IFS solution that can support its project-based business and ensure timely and accurate reporting in one fully integrated solution.

Implemented in collaboration with management and technology consultancy, and platinum-level IFS partner, BearingPoint, the IFS solution will also support mission-critical processes including financial management, project and business management, project accounting, and purchasing. When fully deployed, it will be used in some 40 countries worldwide.

Frank Beerlage, managing director of IFS Benelux, said: “Project-based service providers such as Fugro need business technology that can scale and flex as business and circumstances dictate. We have a very successful track record in developing tools for companies in some of the world’s most demanding environments, both offshore and onshore. Fugro is a well-respected brand in the project-based service space, and we are excited to be working alongside them to establish new standards of efficiency and value.”

Mark Heine, chief executive officer at Fugro, added: “Companies like us, which support our clients in managing their complex project lifecycles, are often forced to use separate software products to manage different stages of the project. This can create multiple disconnects between data, people and time. The IFS solution will standardise and harmonise our project-oriented processes in one highly intuitive ERP platform. Having all of our people accessing the same data and working in the same way will be faster and more enjoyable for our teams. We look forward to working with IFS to usher in the next phase of our company’s business transformation journey.”