Infor Enterprise Asset Management Drives Efficiency of Offshore Operations

Heerema Marine Contractors to Streamline Logistics and Increase Asset Utilization with Infor EAM Enterprise Edition

ATLANTA - February 7, 2008 - Infor today announced that Heerema Marine Contractors Netherlands, a leading offshore contractor for the transport, installation and removal of oil and gas infrastructure, has selected Infor EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) Enterprise Edition to ensure the availability of vessels and equipment, and manage the company's inventory of spare parts on ship and shore.

Heerema Marine Contractors' business relies on the uptime of its critical assets including crane vessels, tugs and barges, and various mission equipment. The company will deploy Infor EAM Enterprise Edition to support its Logistic and Equipment Management processes, providing a higher return on assets through improving business process efficiency. Infor EAM Enterprise Edition's built-in functionality will allow Heerema Marine Contractors to manage complex logistics processes to reduce equipment downtime and ensure the availability of critical equipment. The solution will also optimize the company's inventory to ensure parts are on location in time.

The initial implementation of Infor EAM Enterprise Edition on the crane vessel Hermod, offices and yards, is underway and full rollout of the solution throughout the entire fleet will be complete in early 2009.

"Offshore construction presents unique challenges, from equipment management to linking inventories on land and at sea," said Vincent Harmsen, VP Northern for Infor. "Infor EAM Enterprise Edition's business-specific functionality for the maritime industry will enable Heerema Marine Contractors to seamlessly manage the status of their equipment from vessel to vessel, as well as manage their inventories."

About Infor EAM
Infor Enterprise Asset Management, formerly Datastream, solutions allow customers to maintain, manage and improve the performance of their capital asset infrastructure, including manufacturing equipment, fleets and facilities. The solution combines asset management functionality and reporting with analytics to deliver a powerful platform for optimizing enterprise asset performance. Infor's EAM solutions go beyond traditional management of assets providing information that helps identify key trends and anomalies, forecast performance issues and helps to make forward-looking decisions to take action. For more information, please visit

About Heerema Marine Contractors
Heerema Marine Contractors is a world-leading marine contractor for the oil and gas industry. Heerema Marine Contractors transports, installs and removes all types of offshore facilities and operates three of the four largest crane vessels in the world. The company has considerable experience in ultra deepwater and has set many industry records for installations in water up to 3,000 meters deep. Heerema Marine Contractors is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Heerema Group.

About Infor
Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor's solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit

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