NEW YORK — Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced that Marine Harvest, the world's largest producer of farmed salmon, has invested in Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage with its core of Infor M3 in the cloud. Following a pilot in Scotland, Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage will be deployed globally to facilitate a common platform and standardized processes which will represent a foundation for the company's digitalization strategy. Consistent reporting and easier access to insights are also expected to drive enhanced productivity.
With some of its businesses already using Infor M3, Marine Harvest was keen to deploy the application globally, via a cloud model, in order to reduce complexity and establish a single platform to support future growth. Following the pilot in Scotland all other countries across the US, Canada, Asia and Europe are expected to be live by the end of 2018. As a result of standardized and improved processes, the company anticipates a reduced number of transactions and enhanced global traceability.
"As we continue to see substantial growth in our business, it is paramount that we have a solid and stable foundation from which to pursue new opportunities and embrace digitalization," comments Jørn I. Berg, Marine Harvest Group IT Applications Manager. "Marine Harvest IT has adopted a 'Cloud First' strategy for all business support applications and infrastructure support products. Moving Infor M3 to the cloud is part of the overarching digital vision of Marine Harvest, with many digital initiatives generating business value in measurable ways. Several business-critical systems have already moved to the cloud and delivered impressive results, in terms of cost, licensing, labor, flexibility, and security. More importantly, when the information silos were removed, we were able to streamline and coordinate global operations and improve overall productivity and collaboration across our business."
"Salmon farming faces huge levels of complexity, with incessant global demand, fluctuating process and environmental factors threatening supply," comments Mike Edgett, Director of Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor. "Establishing the right platform which can flex, scale and ensure ultimate visibility across the entire organization to make decisions and protect margins, is imperative as we enter a new era of digitalization. As the largest salmon producer in the world Marine Harvest is leading the change in this respect and with CloudSuite Food & Beverage at the helm, will be well placed to embrace the innovation necessary to ensure that its growth continues in the coming years."
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