Few companies relish the thought of implementing a software upgrade…but it’s not always bad news. In this webinar, we’ll explore how upgrades can be done more or less without pain! Dag Tore Wiulsrød, Manager Logistics at Sensonor AS, shares his experience of moving to the latest IFS version, and how Addovation helped to ensure a painless transition.
SAAB & Addovation – a successful partnership for an IFS upgrade
SAAB and Addovation teamed up in the IFS Application 10 upgrade at SAAB Kockums to boost the business and collaboration even further!
A Successful Upgrade
SAAB and Addovation have had a long relationship in various projects and business initiatives over the past years, and five months ago, they teamed up to upgrade their ERP solution to IFS Applications 10. After a successful upgrade, Saab Kockums shares their experience.
“Addovation worked fast and efficiently together with us, and we are pleased with their commitment and professionalism. Throughout the project, Addovation gave us full attention and delivered within the time frame and budget. They met up to our high expectations.”
Tore Bergman, Project Manager at SAAB Kockums.
Ready for the future
Addovation is proud to cooperate with such a high-demanding customer like SAAB, helping them maximize the potential from their ERP investment and the ongoing digital transformation journey. Both parties are now looking forward to future projects, business opportunities and value creation.
“We now have a solid foundation to stand on for the future”
Niklas Granevik Head of IT at Saab Kockums.
“SAAB and Addovation have proven to be a great match since we both are looking for and see the benefits from a long-term relationship,” says Jens-Magnus Andersson, Sales Director at Addovation.
Would you like to know more about Addovation and how we can help you upgrade? Contact us!
Customers implementing an ERP solution must also carefully consider their integration and data management strategy. Moritz Roedel, Chief Technology Officer Western and Southern Europe, explains some of the factors that make for a future-proof integration strategy, and how the integration platform from Boomi can help.
The ability to connect different systems sits at the very heart of enterprise software. For many years, integrating ERP systems to connect to other data sources and applications meant customization—changing the core code. But the moment the ERP core is modified, and deviates from the standard, three long-term consequences arise.
Firstly, developing and maintaining multiple point-to-point custom integrations is complex. They take time and resources to develop and must be very thoroughly tested. Secondly, because customizations modify the standard ERP core, they become costly and difficult to maintain over time. Plus, the systems you connect to are also subject to change and updates. Thirdly, customizations make modernizing your technology problematic; it’s hard, or often impossible, to update software regularly and stay ‘evergreen’—negating one of the major benefits of evergreen software such as IFS Cloud.
To enable organizations to always run modern technology and enjoy new IFS functionality and updates as they are released, IFS has, for several years, pioneered an open, RESTful API approach. Their open APIs make connecting, extending, or integrating into the IFS core quickly and easily. IFS customers can choose best-of-breed solutions, confident in the knowledge that IFS Cloud will readily connect to other applications and services while keeping the core standard.
Boomi halves implementation time
Boomi is a unified, cloud-native integration Platform as a Service (iPaas) that lets customers connect other applications and services with IFS software. Currently serving 15,000 customers, Boomi enables some 2.2 billion integrations a month using 80,000 integration engines. Cloud-based, the subscription service can be connected to any cloud or on-premise system.
So, what makes Boomi attractive? Well, the platform eliminates point-to-point, tightly coupled application customizations. It decouples applications from each other, allowing any change, substitution, or upgrades to occur without the need to code or maintain myriad legacy customizations over time. This, in turn, significantly reduces implementation time. In my experience working with IFS customers, Boomi typically reduces the time that would otherwise be spent writing code and testing by 50–70%.
Using Boomi, an application connects to the platform, and the middleware platform connects to another application. Unlike point-to-point integrations, the two applications aren’t physically connected. The benefits are far-reaching. Customers can choose solutions or services from any vendor and access legacy applications. And, since the IFS core remains standard, they can enjoy regular IFS updates and evergreen software.
Even better, the Boomi platform is a fast, low-code integration that doesn’t require a developer. Instead, an easy-to-use workflow interface allows any member of the team close to the strategy to draw endpoints to create connectors in the UI.
The freedom of choice for your application’s ecosystem
IFS has developed Boomi connectors which reduce the time and effort to connect IFS to other applications. The connectors handle things like authentication, error handling and message transformation. Any IFS customer subscribing to the Boomi service has access to all IFS connectors.
Don’t overlook your integration strategy
COVID was a sharp wake-up call: now every business knows it needs to be embracing technology that will allow it to quickly transform and adapt. Integration—and the application data landscape—is at the heart of this, and so requires a clear strategy going forward. How can your business best leverage its data to be responsive, agile, and quickly respond to change?
To deliver innovation quickly and adapt applications dynamically, organizations must deliver business outcomes and adapt to the pace of business change by reassembling capabilities themselves. Gartner calls this concept “the composable enterprise” and proposes the same principles should be adopted for ‘composable ERP’: a core of composable applications and software platforms that are highly configurable, interoperable, and flexible to adapt to future modern technology.
For example, what if your business doesn’t need a component of an individual application anymore? What if you want to adopt a new piece of Cloud technology instead? Using Boomi allows you to instantly unplug it from the application landscape and easily connect another one in its place.
According to a Gartner report, by 2023, organizations that have adopted a composable approach will outpace the competition by 80% in the speed of new feature implementation. Boomi further enhances the core IFS benefits of rapid time to value, low total cost of ownership and choice.
Our NetSuite team is reaching new heights and looking for team members to join the adventure!
Solid Growth in our NetSuite offering
Since we started our partnership with NetSuite in 2020, we have steadily and quickly adopted new customers. During the past months, we have started up four new projects for brand new NetSuite customers from different industries in the Nordic region.
“We are very pleased with the successful collaboration we have with our Partner, NetSuite, and all the new customer relationships it brings us,” says Jan Erik Syverød, Head of NetSuite Practice at Addovation.
Recruiting NetSuite Consultants
As a result of our growth, we are recruiting new employees to our experienced NetSuite consulting team.
“Our sales pipeline for the second half of 2021 and onwards is healthy, which means that we will continue to recruit more consultants who would like to be a part of our teams in Norway, Finland, and Sweden. If you want to join our quick-moving and successful company, send us your CV and we will contact you!” says Magnus Axelsson, Business Area Manager for Oracle at Addovation.
Addovation is a Scandinavian IT service company focusing on Business Applications. In the past years, they have grown substantially, developing their offering, onboarding new customers, partners, and new employees. Looking back on the first half of 2021, it is safe to say that this year will be another great for the company.
The Addovation way!
Addovation is known for their expertise, flexibility, and commitment to its customers. From working with add-ons to IFS Applications in 2008, they have developed a holistic offering that includes ERP systems, a variety of application services, solutions, and integrations. When you combine this with their ecosystem of partners, such as IFS, NetSuite, Boomi, Nodinite, and Microsoft Azure the customers can be sure they will receive solutions that are to a high standard.
Joakim Hugosson, CEO of the Addovation Group says; “It is incredible to see how our growth has accelerated. Together we have added an Integration unit, organized, and packaged our offering and developed services that cover the complete life cycle of business applications. I am especially delighted with our Customer Engagement Model, a modern partnership framework that combines business profitability and innovation with highly skilled, dedicated local resources! The Addovation – way, you might say!”
The new offering has attracted many new customers to the company. Only the first six months this year, Addovation has onboarded 7 new customers, delivering ERP Implementations. Many other customers have continued to invest in Upgrades, Integration solutions and managed services. Addovation also have many exciting projects in the pipeline that will materialize in the second half of 2021.
Solid financial results
So far this year, Addovation is outperforming its growth plan! The first six months show an increase in revenue by more than 40% compared to 2020 at a good result level.
A great team
Team Addovation is a tight-knit, talented group of people with a shared vision of delivering consistently results for clients and ensuring that the company is a fun, inclusive, challenging place to work.
Addovation is still in need of new team members in Norway, Sweden, and Finland to support their growth. Check out our vacancies!
Would you like to know more about Addovation, our offering or our vacant positions? Contact us!
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new and, we hope you will agree, improved website!
A modern design with neat details
We have aimed to give our site a more modern and organic look and feel! It is bright, airy and in line with the recommended universal design principles. You might notice the subtle animations, and the nifty ‘Read more’ buttons that reflect the colors from the pictures in the article.
New menu for an increased overview
Besides the design, we have focused on providing an informative, and user-friendly website. Our menu should quickly give you an overview of our offering. We have grown substantially in the past years, so it has been important to us to make sure that our menu and content reflect this.
New and updated content
We have also updated our content to better reflect our offering and customer promises and structured the information in a way we believe it should be easy for you to find the information you are looking for.
Finally, we have also added an automatic translation tool that translates our page to Swedish and Norwegian. A Finnish version is also just around the corner.
So, what’s next?
A website is a never-ending project and should continuously be updated and tweaked to reflect trends and demands. We will continue working on our site to improve it even further!
We hope you enjoy our new site! Please contact us if you have feedback or questions!
Sateba Group, a leading European specialist in precast concrete sleepers and rail infrastructure, has selected Addovation to implement IFS Applications as their new ERP solution for the entire group.
To build a platform for future growth, streamline processes and increase efficiency, Sateba will use IFS Applications for all their business processes. “To become best-in-class, we need a future-proof ERP platform and an experienced ERP-partner to support us. We do believe that Addovation can help us achieve our future goals”, says Sateba CEO Benoit Cattin-Martel.
Joakim Hugosson, Addovation CEO, says: “We are proud that Sateba has chosen Addovation as their ERP partner. With our industry experience and long-term customer focus, we will provide them with a solution that keeps them on the right track – towards future growth”.
SATEBA is the European leader in its sector, and supplies to all the main European networks. As a specialist in precast concrete sleepers and rail infrastructure, we are Present in 10 countries, building on the expertise of our engineers and the commitment of our workforce to support tailored local and global markets. Creating lasting partnerships for truly durable, sustainable solutions. Find out more at www.sateba.com.
Addovation, the long-term ERP Partner, is proud to announce the establishment of a new cloud- based offering that supports their growth and ambitions in the Nordic countries.
More and more companies are moving their ERP solutions into the cloud and along with it, their cloud-based integrations. With their new initiative called Connect, Addovation will now be able to offer development, consulting services and application management and help companies establishing and maintaining cloud integrations.
“We see a great potential to further strengthen our position as the most relevant ERP partner in the Nordic, combining our expertise with cost effective cloud-based integrations,” says Addovation CEO, Joakim Hugosson. “On top of that, the partner agreement with Boomi accelerates our investments in new areas important for our customers, such as integrations.”
Partner Agreement with Boomi
To support the new establishment, a partner agreement with Boomi™, a Dell Technologies™ business, and leading provider of cloud-based integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) has been signed. The agreement gives Addovation the opportunity to deliver modern and future proof integration solutions. This will support the delivery of integration services to the ERP solutions from NetSuite and IFS.
“We are very happy to enter a partner agreement with one of the leading cloud integration platform providers, making it possible for us to deliver top-notch integration solutions to new and existing customers. This is a kick-start for Connect,” says Gustaf Meland, Business Area Manager for Connect at Addovation.
Max van Eeghen, Director Benelux, Nordics & Israel at Boomi: “We are looking forward to a successful partnership with Addovation. We see many integration opportunities in the Nordics for IFS and NetSuite customers. Together we can help them to modernize their ERP systems. With Addovation, who is already a well-established partner for many IFS and NetSuite customers, we will be able to increase organizations’ agility and accelerate business outcomes.
Within a timeframe of only two weeks, the solution from Boomi was selected, configured, and deployed and is now transferring business data between the two systems.
Transparency and Visibility
Hexpol Compounding Europé & Asia uses the BI-system Tableau for transparency and visibility on the business performance for all business units. Since there was no connection between Gislaved Gummi AB’s ERP System IFS Applications and Tableau they needed a smooth and easy-to-use integration platform.
Andreas Carlsson, Business System Analyst at Gislaved Gummi AB says, “With experiences from other ERP systems and integration platforms, I must say that I’m impressed with the quick turn-around time from installation to go-live. It is an easy-to-use platform that contains all the tools we need to integrate between these two applications. Complex transformation functionality is available without having to do manual code.”
Best of breed solutions
Addovation facilitated and guided Hexpol to select the new integration platform, which resulted in choosing the best-of-breed solution from Addovation partner Boomi.
“We are very pleased to see how easy our long-term customer Gislaved Gummi AB took this state-of-the-art integration platform on board. Thanks to Boomi and our integration experts for such great teamwork. We are looking forward to onboarding many more Boomi customers in the time to come!” says Jens-Magnus Andersson, Sales Director at Addovation.
Norautron AS, a global full-service electronics manufacturer, has chosen Addovation as their ERP partner and IFS Applications as their new ERP-solution.
With this powerful combination, Norautron has secured themselves a powerful ERP system and an ERP partner with the necessary expertise and industry knowledge to meet the future demand of their customers.
A perfect fit
With more than 110 experienced ERP consultants, Addovation is one of the largest consulting companies in Scandinavia working with IFS Applications™.
“We feel confident that we have selected the correct ERP Partner in Addovation. For us, it is important to have an experienced partner with the needed competence and capacity that understands our business needs and that can implement a new system platform that supports our current and future business processes” says Øyvind Sedivy, Managing Director at Norautron.
“IFS Application was selected because of its unique functionality for high-tech manufacturers. It will provide us with a modern platform that will help increase efficiency and profitability” he concludes.
A unique set of tools – in one system
Norautron moves from an end-of-life ERP system and multiple supporting systems to one complete ERP System that supports all processes from beginning to end.
Ellen Thu, VPSC at Norautron says “IFS Applications offers unique functionality for production planning, cost control, forecasting and traceability. Making use of this and combining it with an EDI integration – will improve our delivery precision. Our core business will now be processed and monitored by one system and will make sure that we can meet the demands from our customers as well as becoming more efficient and profitable”.
A long-term partnership
The solution will also be hosted and managed by Addovation. Joakim Hugosson, CEO at Addovation says “We are very excited to welcome Norautron as a customer to Addovation and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership where we streamline, add value and face the opportunities of the future – together!”
Would like to know more about Addovation, our services and solutions? Contact us!