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December 15, 2011

BAE Systems MAI to transform its business with Infor10

Integrates ERP, Business Intelligence, bar-coding, and a supplier commerce portal through Infor10 ION

By CBR Staff Writer

BAE Systems Military Air and Information (MAI) has chosen business application software provider Infor’s offering, Infor10, to support a substantial business transformation program.

Infor10 integrates ERP, Business Intelligence, bar-coding, and a supplier commerce portal through Infor10 ION which will enable BAE Systems MAI to rationalise and standardise its lean core business processes, improving operational efficiency and boosting performance in the delivery and support of major programmes.

To provide a common look-and-feel and a single sign-on across the multiple applications, Infor10 deployment will incorporate Infor10 Workspace. Infor10 will deliver a consumer-grade experience and in-context intelligence that will help enable faster decision-making.

Under Infor10 offering, Infor10 Business Intelligence, powered by ION, will deliver contextual and near real-time information for management reporting, accelerating the time that BAE Systems MAI takes to collect and analyse data.

BAE Systems MAI has selected Infor, as it can deliver a comprehensive, industry-specific offering, built on deep domain expertise in the aerospace and defense industry and Infor10 will be a key enabler in delivering BAE Systems MAI’s business transformation program.

Infor10 Barcode will enable BAE Systems MAI to improve inventory processes, driving tighter management of stock and enhancing responsiveness, by scanning goods received, allocating them to work orders and updating stock details.

BAE Systems MAI Strategic Business Systems head Adrian Fallows said with tighter budgets and greater demands from defense customers around the world, BAE business is facing significant challenges but also a range of exciting opportunities in all its markets.

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"Supported by Infor10, this transformation program will drive our competitiveness and ensure BAE Systems MAI is more efficient and responsive to market conditions," said Fallows.

Infor Business Consulting, Aerospace & Defense director Arsenin Rodriguez said the recession has hit defense spending hard and organisations like BAE Systems know they need to operate faster and smarter than the competition in order to win new business and reduce cost of defense platforms

"The leaner, faster processes and live, contextual information which Infor10 delivers are crucial in driving quick, informed business decisions, and ensuring the agility necessary to exploit new opportunities within the defense sector," said Rodriguez.

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