SSA Global, an enterprise business software vendor, has reported that BAE Systems has implemented its enterprise resource planning at two of its sites in Lancashire, England. SSA Global says its ERP application is improving processing times as well as increasing users performance and reliability.
BAE Systems develops, delivers and supports advanced defense and aerospace systems. At its sites in Lancashire, the company works on the development, manufacture and delivery of military aircraft. These programs are heavily reliant on BAE Systems’ ERP capability.
BAE Systems determined that a comprehensive upgrade of its heavily customized ERP system was required to improve efficiency. The company said that significant levels of data corruption had become apparent, primarily because of numerous customizations which made it difficult to upgrade. This resulted in unreliable 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, which took 75 hours.
Commenting on the go-live phase, Steve Heywood, head of business systems development for BAE Systems said that 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.