Norwegian company Havfram chooses to implement IFS Cloud

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IFS has announced that Havfram, a Norwegian offshore wind company, has chosen to implement IFS Cloud. 

This decision is part of Havfram’s endeavor to grow into new territories in their ‘start small, think big’ program and meet the fast-evolving global need for new clean energy sources that help to combat climate change. More specifically, it chose IFS because of the firm’s long track record and expertise in the offshore, maritime and renewables industries.

The IFS Cloud solution will be implemented by IFS partner, Addovation. The solution will support multiple business functions for the company, including project management, supply chain, service and asset management, finance, HR and customer relationship management (CRM), with more to follow over time. It will cover functionality used by approximately 200 users at four Havfram sites: two in Norway and one a piece in Australia and the UK.

Bjørn Ola Smievoll, VP IT, Havfram, said: “The choice of IFS Cloud as an ERP solution was largely based on the industry expertise and knowledge IFS demonstrated in the field of project and maintenance of marine installations. They understand the challenges involved in operating in harsh, offshore environments and the importance of technology that delivers the agility needed to address them. We have complete confidence in IFS to deliver this solution on time and according to exact specifications and we know they are a technology partner we can grow and innovate with in the future.”

Ann Kristin Sander, managing director Nordics, IFS said: “Offshore wind companies are looking to tap into new opportunities that are fast emerging in the market today. We are seeing significant government investments in the sector driven by the need for clean energy. At the same time, legislation in many countries dictates that utilities must generate a certain percentage of their electricity from renewable sources. [These] additional openings for wind power companies, but to take advantage of them, companies like Havfram Wind need to be agile and move fast. That’s what we can deliver for them through our IFS Cloud solution.”