Sparrows Group is an engineering and maintenance services specialist for the global energy and industrial sectors.
The company has a long-standing relationship with Progressive TSL, which has been its Infor EAM partner since the original implementation in 2015.
According to Progressive, Sparrows Group have benefitted from the rich functionality of Infor EAM for many years, helping to drive the group’s end-to-end procurement and supply chain management processing.
This is coupled with the powerful Infor OS platform for purchase approval on mobile devices, the firm added. The multi-currency solution is used across Sparrows’ European, Middle East, African and Asian sites.
Sparrows decided that now is the right time to take advantage of the benefits a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution brings.
The company asked Progressive to use its specialist expertise to support it through the next stage in its digital journey.
The Infor cloud solution will support 400 Sparrows asset management and procurement users while Sparrow’s remaining on-premises systems will be integrated with the new cloud EAM.
Long-term, this move has the potential for significant cost savings and business benefits, the firm said, including:
- Reduced total cost of ownership
- Seamless access to the latest updates and innovations
- Enhanced performance, reliability and availability
- Greater scalability
Sparrows Group Finance Systems Manager, Michael Reid, commented: “We are delighted to have agreed to move to the Infor cloud. The benefits of the SaaS offering were clear, with automatic software updates and cybersecurity compliance being just a few of the many advantages.
“We are now looking forward to working with Progressive to transition from our current on-premise solution.”
Progressive CEO Chris Walcot said: “We congratulate Sparrows for making the forward-looking decision to move to a SaaS EAM solution. Progressive will be using our specialist technical expertise and tools to ensure a smooth transition of Sparrows Group’s 400+ Infor EAM users to the Infor cloud.”
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Anwen Robinson, Infor. GM and SVP of UK & Ireland added: “Due to the breadth of capability in Infor EAM, Sparrows was able to optimise its supply chain and procurement operations that surround its asset management activities.
“By using Infor EAM in the cloud, Sparrows can expect to benefit from more transparency, control, and better decision-making options, helping to improve the performance and efficiency of its international operations.”