NTC partners with Infor to standardize global processes and create a platform for growth
Delivered via a multi-tenant cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the system will be deployed by the local Infor partner Midport Scandinaviastarting with NTM’s headquarters in Närpes, Finland, then rolling out to the group’s other sites in Russia, Sweden, Estonia, Germany, UK, Canada and the USA.
NTM develops, manufactures, markets and maintains transport equipment for heavy goods vehicles and refuse and recycling skips, custom-designed to meet the demands of a varied clientele. NTM recognized that it was unable to achieve complete visibility across its entire business with multiple subsystems and information silos impeding optimal levels of organizational visibility, efficiency and agility. The company was looking for a solution to standardize its processes across all business locations, with the goal of unifying and standardizing systems to create a platform for continued growth.
Following a five-way bidding process, NTM selected Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, an industry-leading manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The solution’s ability to handle complex processes and its industry-specific features set it apart from the competition, representing a truly global solution capable of delivering the level of agility that NTM requires. A multi-tenant cloud deployment was also a crucial factor in NTM’s decision, ensuring that the company can benefit from continuous updates with minimal administrative burden for the internal IT team, while enabling the rapid integration of new entities.
“We have the best products, and now we will have the best processes”, comments Thomas Aspelin, director of operations of NTM. “We pride ourselves on engineering excellence and wanted our systems to reflect that, able to handle the variety and complexity of our operations in each region. With Infor and Midport, we are confident that we have chosen the right solution to meet the distinct needs of our growing business. It offers the industry-specific features that are vital to our organization, along with the flexibility that a cloud-based solution provides. Not only are we laying the foundations for a broader group-wide digital transformation agenda, but we are also building a strong platform to support our ambitious growth plans, enabling us to work as one company, sharing information transparently to optimize operational efficiency and business activities. agility.”
“Our industry experience and expertise, along with our long list of client references, were key in our selection for the project,” comments Jouko Hoikkala, Midport Sales Manager. “Working alongside the NTM and Infor teams, we made sure we understood the specific challenges that NTM was facing, identifying how Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise could address these challenges head-on. Our partnership with Infor has brought together Infor’s industry-specific cloud capabilities and our local service delivery to help make digitalization a reality for NTM.
“More and more companies are realizing the importance of industry-specific functionality when it comes to ERP solutions, as well as the crucial role digitization must play in supporting future growth,” comments Juha Levo, Sales Manager and Country Manager at Infor Finland & Baltics. . “NTM’s investment in Infor CloudSuite is a perfect example of this, helping the group simplify and streamline its operations knowing that its systems aren’t stifling its true growth potential.