BAE Systems Military Air and Information (MAI) has chosen Infor10 to support a substantial business transformation program. The solution, which integrates ERP, Business Intelligence, bar-coding, and a supplier commerce portal through Infor10 ION, 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 programs such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and F35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Infor was selected as it can deliver a comprehensive, industry-specific solution, built on deep domain expertise in the aerospace and defense industry. Infor10 will be a key enabler in delivering BAE Systems MAI’s business transformation program and the company anticipates substantial savings through reduced licensing and IT maintenance costs.
Underpinning the solution is Infor10 ION, Infor’s middleware, which will connect and integrate applications, enabling BAE Systems MAI to quickly extract information across the business. It is expected that this improved visibility will accelerate effective decision-making and enhance BAE Systems MAI’s competitiveness when bidding for new projects.
The Infor10 deployment will also incorporate Infor10 Workspace to provide a common look-and-feel and a single sign-on across the multiple applications. It delivers a consumer-grade experience and in-context intelligence that will help enable faster decision-making.
“With tighter budgets and greater demands from defense customers around the world, our business is facing significant challenges but also a range of exciting opportunities in all our markets,” said Adrian Fallows, head of strategic business systems, BAE Systems MAI. “Supported by Infor10, this transformation program will drive our competitiveness and ensure BAE Systems MAI is more efficient and responsive to market conditions.”