BAE Systems Reaches New Heights with SSA Global ERP Upgrade.CHICAGO and LONDON, July 11 /PRNewswire/ --
- SSA Global solution delivers immediate returns
SSA Global (Nasdaq: SSAG SSAG Auxiliary Submarine
SSAG Strategic Studies Advisory Group ), a leading global provider of enterprise business software and services, today announced that BAE Systems has implemented the SSA Global enterprise resource planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. (ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ) at two of its sites in Lancashire, North West England
North West England is one of the nine official regions of England. It has a population of 6,853,200 and comprises five counties of England – Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire. . The upgraded solution is already delivering value, with vastly improved processing times, as well as increased user performance and reliability.
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BAE Systems develops, delivers and supports advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. At its sites in Lancashire, the company works on the development, manufacture and delivery of military aircraft, such as the Typhoon typhoon: see hurricane. , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Hawk advanced jet trainer and the Nimrod Nimrod, in the Bible, descendant of Cush who is recorded as a mighty hunter.
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See : Hunting maritime reconnaissance aircraft. It is also engaged in manufacturing activity for Airbus Industries. All of these programs are heavily reliant on BAE Systems' ERP capability.
BAE Systems determined that a comprehensive upgrade of its heavily customized ERP system and associated applications was required to improve efficiency. Steve Heywood, head of business systems development Air Systems, for BAE Systems, said: "Over time significant levels of data corruption had become apparent, primarily because we were running with numerous customizations, which made it difficult to follow an upgrade path. This resulted in a situation where the integrity of the data produced by our systems could not be relied upon with certainty, forcing us to invest time and resources confirming data integrity."
BAE Systems worked closely with SSA Global and integration partner CSC on the system upgrade. SSA Global carried out reengineering of software and conducted system testing at BAE's site in Dudley. In addition, SSA Global provided software to manage the data migration process.
Commenting on the go-live phase, Steve Heywood said that the process was completed within 75 hours and that the benefits were immediately apparent. "Implementation started on a Friday and was completed in time for commencement of operations the following Monday. System users reported immediate benefit, with better response speed and significant improvements in batch suite production. In fact, the system is now running twice as fast as before and with far greater reliability."
As part of the upgrade, BAE Systems chose to take advantage of the SSA (Serial Storage Architecture) A fault tolerant peripheral interface from IBM that transfers data at 80 and 160 Mbytes/sec. SSA uses SCSI commands, allowing existing software to drive SSA peripherals, which are typically disk drives. OnePoint Application Management Services (SSA AMS AMS - Andrew Message System ). This will contribute significantly to the ongoing success of the project, Heywood continued. "SSA AMS has proven to be an outstanding support mechanism that has meant we've been able to get immediate action to resolve any faults or fixes, where required. Through SSA AMS, we will be able to take advantage of regular feature pack updates. It also allows us to keep to our maintenance schedule and migration path."
Peter Prince, president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets. ), SSA Global said: "We're delighted that BAE Systems has chosen to upgrade its platform and that the benefits have been instantaneous. Since acquiring Baan, SSA Global has demonstrated its commitment to existing customers by offering clear upgrade routes and full product support. We look forward to working with BAE Systems to ensure they derive maximum benefit from their enhanced ERP system."
About BAE SYSTEMS Plc
BAE Systems is the premier transatlantic defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services . With more than 100,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems sales exceeded GBP GBP
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 15.4 billion pounds sterling (US $28 billion) in 2005.
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SSA Global (Nasdaq: SSAG) is a leading provider of enterprise business software for mid-sized and large organizations, primarily in select manufacturing, consumer and services industries. The company's software solutions include enterprise resource planning, financial management, human capital management, corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has over 50 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at http://www.ssaglobal.com .
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