Norske Skog producers of Magazine and Newspaper paperNorske Skog Australasia(NSA) selected, installed and have gone live with the Ramco ERP solution in just 8 months. NSA are a paper producer and a subsidiary of the Norwegian multinational Norske Skogindustrier AAS.
With three plants in Albury/New South Wales, Boyer/Tasmania and Tasman/New Zealand and its head office located in Sydney NSA wanted to move to a cloud solution that it felt was suited to its industry, capable of integrating with its Asset management solution and remove the need for local infrastructure. They achieved the migration in less than eight months moving over 650 users onto the Ramco ERP cloud solution.
Eric Luck, Vice President Finance, Norske Skog Australasia commented: “We were keen to go with a cloud based solution. It fits with our long-term IT strategy and at the same time keeps us on an evergreen platform. With Ramco ERP on Cloud we are able to experience improved processes for workflow and contractor service ordering as well as having real-time visibility on spare parts and materials. With the implementation of a single integrated platform, we will reduce costs and eliminate the complexities of managing multiple systems.”
NSA is the largest producers of publication paper in Australia with an annual production capacity of 715,000 tonnes of newsprint and magazine grades. Replacing its old solution the migration needed to run smoothly and in completing the installation in record time Ramco believe that they have demonstrated this.
Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems is clearly happy with the team who delivered the project and stated “We are pleased to have delivered on our promise of a successful implementation in record time. We have once again demonstrated our organizational capability in managing such large, complex transitions to cloud. NSA’s success journey on a Cloud platform should motivate many other large organizations grappling with old systems to move to cloud based enterprise applications which are cost-effective, free from upgrades and brings new-age features such as Mobility to business.”
Ramco are a growing company with revenues increasing from US $ 43.85 million (2014) to US$ 59.47 in 2015 and turned profitable in this last year. Its solutions are generally cloud based with ERP, HCM and Analytics making up its three core products. There is also a cloud ready specialist Aviation ERP solution that is performing strongly, having recently won a deal with Hutchinson Aerospace and Industry Inc. North America.
Will India become the new software hub for ERP?
Founded in India, Ramco is seemingly growing in strength and as India moves from IT services, many of the traditional outsourcing companies are now downsizing there will be more companies like Ramco looking to provide solutions across the globe. NSA was competitively won against SAP and Microsoft, so it will be interesting to see how well Ramco do in the future, Aggarwal is targeting companies that have traditionally spent up to AUS $5 million on new ERP solutions and he believes that most companies will be selecting cloud ERP solutions in the future as legacy systems are costly to maintain and upgrade.
NSA will also be looking to install the HCM and payroll solution that Ramco provide as part of the next phase of the project and will be utilising the analytics capability that Ramco offer too.