It was critical for Aker Horizons to find a scalable ERP solution that met technical, functional, and security requirements. It was also critical to select a partner with industry knowledge. Axdata and Microsoft were chosen, and together they set a “world record” in ERP selection and implementation!
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The mapping of different partners’ competence levels and industry knowledge was the first step in this process. Axdata stood out early on as a partner with deep and relevant expertise. Furthermore, a project methodology that would be the most effective implementation method to ensure progress and quality was demonstrated. The implementation process began immediately after Aker Horizons and Axdata agreed to collaborate on October 26, 2020.
“Through the process, Axdata and Microsoft contributed expertise and insight into which functions meet our needs now and in the future.” We are delighted that this ambitious project was completed on time »
– Petter Nats, Group Chief Controller at Aker Horizons.
Aker Horizons companies Aker Carbon Capture and Aker Offshore Wind went live with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance thanks to great willingness to change, good collaboration skills, a clear scope from Aker Horizons, as well as a preconfigured setup for Dynamics 365 with a well-established methodology and a lot of expertise at Axdata. The project went live 1.12.2020, only a little more than two months after the attempt to acquire a new ERP solution began! This must be the textbook example of successful ERP implementation, in our humble opinion.
“We don’t know if it’s a world record, but there’s no doubt that this was an intense and efficient process. Aker Horizons had a clear goal for the project, and they consistently demonstrated a strong commitment and willingness to trust our recommendations, and that our expertise was in their best interests. This, combined with a focus on finding solutions rather than problems, meant that there was little time-wasting friction in the project.”
-Eivind Tengs, Axdata project manager