Fuel cell engineering business, Intelligent Energy, originally implemented IFS Applications 8 in 2015. In October 2017, the company was acquired by Meditor Energy, part of the Meditor Group. The acquisition heralded the start of a new chapter for the business and also presented the perfect opportunity to begin the process of reviewing their IFS solution to ensure the company was operating in the most efficient way, with the most up-to-date business system that would fully meet its needs.
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We are currently embarking on many exciting and challenging projects for our IFS customers across a wide range of industries, however, there is one particular customer with whom we are developing something truly revolutionary. We are delighted to be working with family-owned single malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail to implement a new IFS business system as part of a significant investment in their future growth.
It’s been a while since we last published the Cooper Software magazine, however we are delighted to share the new Spring / Summer 2021 issue with you.
Developed exclusively for IFS customers, the magazine gives an insight into what is currently happening at Cooper Software and beyond. Read the latest industry thinking, keep up to date with our latest news, products and services and learn how we’ve been helping our customers get the most out of their IFS investment.
Hamamatsu Photonics had recently upgraded their IFS ERP platform to version Applications 9. Following this, they entered a period of business improvement reviews to drive more efficiencies and leverage the use of IFS across more of the business.
At their site in Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, Hamamatsu Photonics were constructing a brand-new warehouse to house their supply chain processes and wanted to ensure the efficient use of IFS to underpin these processes for increased traceability and stock visibility. More specifically, they wanted to implement a mobile data capture solution to allow their warehouse operators to make use of barcodes for the handling and tracking of inventory/sales parts and reduce the manual burden on the order processing team.
“Cooper software was a great help with our first steps into a location bound warehouse system. The High Level Unit solution they have provided is a real game changer for our logistics.” Stephan Kalkschmidt, Warehouse.
An existing IFS customer, a restructure of the Eminox team had left the company with an IFS knowledge gap. This was having an impact on the ability of their users to understand and solve any IFS related issues. To address this, Eminox was looking to partner with an IFS specialist who could provide them with IFS service desk support.
Specialising in insulation, access, surface protection, passive fire protection and interior outfitting, KAEFER works across a wide variety of industries including oil, gas, energy and pharmaceuticals.
KAEFER have an ongoing contract with British Gas who are carrying out an extensive programme of work over the course of 5 years to install, replace or maintain boilers for their customers. They have been contracted to provide multiple teams across the UK to erect different types of scaffolding at domestic addresses, as and when required. In order to manage their contracts, KAEFER have developed their own in-house system, DPMS, (Digital Project Management Solution), which allows them to track and record the work carried out for all their different contracts.
As is typical of many companies, Scot JCB rely on several disparate solutions, each suited to a specialist application/subsidiary area. Their current ERP Solution (FMS) has been in place for 15 years but is no longer fit for purpose. It’s highly bespoke, clunky and offers poor visibility and relies heavily on manual processes.
Scottish plant and machinery specialist, Scot JCB, has selected Cooper Software to implement a new company-wide ERP solution to enhance visibility and streamline all operational functions across the business. For Cooper Software, the project win is one of the largest for a UK-based IFS partner.
IFS Applications™ 10 will replace Scot JCB’s legacy ERP system (FMS), which has been in place for the past 15+ years, along with several disparate SAAS solutions, each serving a different area of the business.
Cooper Software has played a pivotal role in helping Turner Property Services, (TPS), deliver vital maintenance services for thousands of homes across Scotland, thanks to a solution called TRAX.
Turner Property Services, part of the £160million Turner Group, recently won a major maintenance contract with Hanover Housing Association that hinged upon integrating two disparate systems in real time – linking Hanover’s operations system, called Capita, with TPS’s ERP system. To make this possible, TPS turned to Fife-based ERP specialists, Cooper Software.
Family-owned single malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has appointed Cooper Software to implement new business systems as part of a significant investment in its future growth.
Starting in early 2020, the Fife-based enterprise software specialists will work to replace an array of legacy systems with one unified enterprise resource planning platform – IFS Applications 10. With a scheduled handover and go-live date in early 2021, this swift implementation project will ensure a quick return on Gordon & MacPhail’s investment – reducing costs, boosting efficiency and, ultimately, better serving their customers’ needs. By streamlining processes linking sales demand to production, procurement and stock management processes, the system is projected to deliver significant savings.