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Wellman International to enhance business operations with IFS Applications 10

Wellman International, a leading European producer of polyester staple fibres, has chosen Cooper Software to deliver a re-implementation of IFS Applications 10. The project will see the solution rolled out by January 2020.

Headquartered in Mullagh in the Republic of Ireland, Wellman International, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures is a leading European Producer of recycled polyester staple fibre and recycled PET flake products from recycled post-consumer bottles. These recycled fibre and flake products serve an expansive range of specialist applications, focussing on product enhancement and optimisation of product characteristics and functionality

Wellman has been running IFS Applications since 2003 to support their business processes. With a desire to improve and streamline their business operations, particularly in relation to manufacturing and achieving integration with non-IFS systems, Cooper Software have been selected to support Wellman with a re-implementation of IFS Applications 10. A re-implementation will offer the company the chance to remove obsolete processes and re-engineer existing processes based on the enhancements available in the most recent version of IFS Applications.

Cooper Software will support Wellman during the course of the re-implementation project through the delivery of functional and technical consultancy services for the design and configuration of IFS Applications 10, plus support for project management. Cooper Software will also deploy their proprietary TRAX for IFS product.TRAX has been specificallydesigned to simplify the process of linking systems and interfaces into IFS so that they are seamless, use best practice and standard IFSfunctionality, specifically IFSConnect.

Work on the design and configuration of the solution is due to begin in July, with a go-live date of January 2020.

Commenting on the project, Frank Cooper, Executive Chairman of Cooper Software said, “We are excited to support Wellman with their IFS re-implementation and develop a solution that will transform their key processes across the business as well as helping them to integrate IFS with out key solutions essential for the smooth running of their business.”

Anthony Troy, Financial Controller at Wellman International commented, “The decision to re-implement IFS Applications rather than upgrade will give us a brand-new, clean instance of IFS and allow us the opportunity to review and change our existing processes, cleanse historical data to migrate over, and utilise all areas of the system from the outset. Cooper Software have demonstrated that they have the skills and experience to develop the right solution for our business and we are looking forward to getting the project underway.”

Anthony Troy
Financial Controller, Wellman International

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