Kingspan Water and Energy UK Standardises on Infor
Sustainable energy solutions manufacturer drives growth with Infor
LONDON, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Infor today announced that environmental
sustainability leader Kingspan Water and Energy UK has standardised on Infor technology. As part of
an aggressive strategy to drive growth, Kingspan has successfully deployed Infor LN enterprise
resource planning (ERP) to help improve customer service, reduce inventory and accelerate the
integration of new acquisitions. The solution is now live for 500 users across 11 sites across
Ireland, Northern Ireland and England, and was achieved with no disruption to operations. Infor
alliance partner Merino Consulting Services managed the deployment, which is hosted via Kingspan's
own private cloud.
"Kingspan's decision to invest in new ERP capabilities was based on a need to
support diverse manufacturing processes, requiring a combination of make-to-stock, make-to-order,
project-build and engineer-to-order approaches. In parallel, inventory levels must be optimised in a
variety of locations in an extensive distribution network with factories operating to both assembly
line and cellular manufacturing models. Against this complex backdrop, Kingspan set out a strategy
for a more standardized operational model."
Following a thorough review of the market, Kingspan chose Infor based on the strong
multi-site and planning functionality within Infor LN, despite other companies in the Kingspan Group
using different ERP technologies. Another critical aspect of this decision was Infor's commercial
flexibility and the depth of the support the vendor was able to offer.
Merino Consulting Services (MCS) and Dynaflow have decided to collaborate together for
bringing a comprehensive and integrated suite of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions
to Infor customers globally.
What led to this collaboration?
Many of Merino’s customers have been looking for a GRC solution which is integrated
with Infor’s Cloud Suite or with its on-premises ERP solution and can be included during the
implementation or upgrade program, rather than as a separate initiative. Specifically, customers
want to ensure that when roles and responsibilities are being defined in the ERP or when access
control rights are configured, that these ensure:
- Proper Segregation of Duties (SoD), Conflict Identification and Mitigation
- Ensuring control while on and off boarding of employees
- Periodic User Access Validation and Certification
- Mitigating Control Testing and Validation
Dynaflow was chosen for its significant experience in successfully working with
Infor customers across the globe. The key differentiator is that Dynaflow always ensures that it
updates its library regularly after Infor’s solution patches are released. This means that the
Dynaflow solution is truly updated and integrated with Infor ERP “in real time.”
Value which Merino and Dynaflow collaboration will bring to Infor customers:
- Merino will ensure that Compliance is managed GRC solution customers by including the same in
its implementation methodology during the project “Elaboration” phase
- The combined solution / services will support a SoD Compliant Provisioning Processes
- Dynaflow solution capabilities will provide the ability to validate SoD Conflicts, while
Merino can support clients to mitigate these risks by providing consulting services
Dynaflow enables companies to become “Simply in Control” by proactively managing
enterprise risks, demonstrating compliance and automating and optimizing business processes.
Dynaflow serves global customers such as Flex, Weir, Herman Miller, Hyva, Immucor, Stork, PCB, etc.