Metito deploys key Infor solutions
Sharjah, September 14, 2010
Sharjah-based Metito, pioneers in design and supply of water, wastewater treatment and desalination systems, has deployed a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP)solution from Infor, providers of business software for mid-market companies.
Under the deal, Infor will deploy its ERP LN solution to provide visibility across Metito’s supply chain and turnkey utility projects from its sites in UAE, Egypt and Qatar, helping the firm plan and co-ordinate construction projects to meet customer delivery promises.
“Due to the scarcity of water across the Middle East, there is a huge and varied demand for our high-tech water, wastewater and desalination systems. But all customers have their unique requirements placing enormous challenges on our operations,” said Sanjiv Banerji, chief financial officer, Metito.
“Infor ERP LN will provide us with timely information to help us create accurate estimates to win more utility projects, and provide better decision making to enhance the management of all projects,” he added.
According to him, Metito will experience cash flow benefits from ERP LN’s multi-company financial support and tight cost control.
'ERP LN will provide better visibility into cost planning to improve Metito’s ability to provide accurate estimates during the bidding process, and help ensure that projects are completed on budget and on-time,' he added.
Banerji said Metito also plans to deploy ERP LN within its joint venture operations in various countries.
Apart from the present Infor LN implementation which is designed to be a decision support system and not just transactional, Metito will follow implementation of ERP LN with extended solutions from Infor to manage performance management (business intelligence), enterprise asset management and product life cycle management, he stated.
Infor channel partner, ITWARE, worked with Infor and Metito to configure ERP LN to meet the requirements of complex multi-site project-based operations and provide consultancy support, said its top official.
“Our mission in the Middle East is to invigorate customers’ operations by providing flexible solutions that enable them to be dynamic in their approach to constantly changing customer requirements,” said Paul Hammond, general manager, Infor Middle East.
“Infor ERP LN will provide the necessary supply chain visibility to support all levels of Metito’s complex project environment in its quest for operational excellence in customer fulfillment,” he added.
According to him, implementation and project management support is being provided by Merino Consulting Services in Delhi (India), who are specialists in Infor ERP LN and its implementation.
“We are confident that Infor ERP LN will be a key decision support system for Metito in the years to come helping to manage their multiple complex project environments across the region,” said N.Ramkumar, director, business development and consulting, ITWARE in Dubai.
“We have witnessed the successful growth of ERP LN across the region for the last 10 years particularly as LN comes with an attractive return on investment for customers,” Ramkumar noted.
“It’s ideally suited for discrete manufacturers and project companies in the Middle East who need to reduce complexity, increase agility, and serve their customers better,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service