Lamprell picks Epicor ERP solutions
Dubai, September 28, 2010
Lamprell, a leading oil and gas contractor in the region, is set to implement the Epicor 9 next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions across its entire organisation.
Epicor, a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions, will replace a number of bespoke and off-the-shelf applications that Lamprell currently use for its procurement, warehousing, manufacturing and financial operations, said a top official.
“Because we use a mixture of applications it’s currently difficult and time consuming to prepare accurate business reports, with data often being out-of-date by the time the report is finished,” said Dan Wibberley, group commercial manager for Lamprell.
“We need access to live and up-to-date business data from across the entire operations in order to make effective management decisions. Running a mixture of products doesn’t support a growing international business and we knew we needed an ERP solution to improve data visibility and control,” he noted.
Lamprell, listed on the London Stock Exchange, turned to an independent vendor evaluation firm to help them put together a detailed request for information document, and subsequently demonstration scripts, as a help for evaluating various solutions.
“This meant that we had vendors demonstrating the exact same functionality so that we could compare like for like,” said Wibberley.
“After reviewing several solutions, including those from leading tier one vendors, we selected Epicor because it was clearly the best fit for our environment and our methods of operation.”
Lamprell is planning to implement Epicor across its entire organization, which comprises several companies and facilities in the UAE and a facility in Thailand. To start with, the system will have just over 150 concurrent users, building up to more than 300.
“Lamprell joins a group of leading energy businesses that use Epicor to successfully manage their operations worldwide,” said Basil Daniells, senior director for Epicor in MEA, Turkey and India.
“These businesses need to be agile to enable them to quickly adapt to changes, control processes, and reduce costs, in order to meet demanding market challenges. With its powerful reporting and dashboard capabilities, integrated end-to-end functionality, and modern look and feel, Epicor should be on every energy company’s short list.”-TradeArabia News Service