Maersk Drilling and IFS have agreed to extend the companies’ collaboration—both in the ongoing enterprise resource planning (ERP) roll-out program and as partners developing new advanced maintenance planning functionality.
IFS, an enterprise applications company, announced in October 2012 that Maersk Drilling signed an agreement for the deployment of IFS Applications as its ERP system. Now, according to IFS, the two companies have agreed to strengthen their collaboration by signing an agreement for development of new advanced maintenance planning functionality, that includes additional licenses worth approximately $1.8 million.
Maersk Drilling Chief Information Officer, Jesper Kjær Hansen said: “We are seeking ways to increase efficiency, improve quality and reduce operational cost. And with IFS Applications, we are set to use ERP as one of the enablers striving for operational excellence.”
IFS Scandinavia CEO Glenn Arnesen said: “There is no doubt that the partnership with Maersk Drilling has improved IFS’s position in the oil and gas service market. We are very pleased to enhance our partnership to support Maersk Drilling with their plans going forward.”