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Star International Embraces Digital Transformation

Star International Embraces Digital Transformation">

Star International Ltd is embracing the trend towards digital transformation in the marine industry, with the implementation of a cloud-based system to support growth, improve operational efficiency, and enhance customer and supplier experiences. The leading marine & offshore services and supply company has selected Cooper Software to deliver the enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative, following a competitive evaluation, with a program based on IFS Cloud software.  

Considered a more complete solution, the appeal of IFS Cloud is its industry specific design, that eliminates the need for third party add-ons. Cooper Software will be the system integrator of choice having demonstrated both industry knowledge and pedigree with similar projects. The Company’ s unique methodology to support rapid project delivery driving a shorter time to business value was also a deciding factor for the operations at Star International, following a competitive evaluation. 

Alongside its range of marine and offshore products, UK-based Star International delivers on-site inspection and servicing packages designed to support the changing needs of shipping schedules, including fire safety, marine evacuation systems and refrigeration. The company is trusted worldwide by leading cruise and ferry operators, shipping companies, shipyards, commercial ports and military organisations. 

Matthew Ball, Managing Director at Star International commented, “Our engagement with Cooper Software focuses on how we will underpin our strategic business objectives through the deployment of marine-specific, best practice processes. They are helping us to understand our roles throughout the project which empowers us to meet aggressive time scales for what is a significant business transformation project.” 

Lubin Hoque, Sales Director at Cooper Software added, “The approach we have developed helps customers to evaluate IFS and build a complete understanding of the business benefits and total cost of ownership associated with an ERP transformation. We are also meticulous at defining the optimal engagement model based on the capability and capacity of internal customer resources.” 


About Star International  

Star International, specialises in delivering safe, reliable, and cost-effective safety solutions to the marine and offshore sectors. Alongside an extensive range of marine and offshore products, Star International delivers on-site inspection and servicing packages designed to support the changing needs of shipping schedules, including fire safety, marine evacuation systems and refrigeration. 

Star International has grown exponentially since it began in 2005, establishing a global presence. This ambition, plus more than 100 years of combined marine experience, allows Star International to offer bespoke solutions that combine innovation and expertise.


About Cooper Software 

Cooper Software, founded in the UK in 2005, is a software company committed to helping its customers maximise business efficiency through the use of technology. As both an IFS Gold Channel Partner and an IFS Gold Services Partner. Cooper Software is often involved from project evaluation and inception, through to post go-live support services and the delivery of continuous improvement programs and has worked with over 130 IFS customers in the last 3 years alone.  

Customers choose Cooper Software when they are looking for a full-service IFS partner focussed on helping them drive value from their ERP investment; our services include consulting, application support, hosting & managed services as well as a selection of tailor-made complementary products.