Merit Consulting Group

Enabling offshore and maritime growth.

News   •   Dec 06, 2013 12:53 GMT

Merit Consulting is a multinational consulting company providing ERP solutions to customers worldwide. The solutions are based on Infor M3. Infor is the third largest enterprise software provider in the world with more than 70 000 customers. In Europe, Merit is the main Infor partner on Infor M3. Today Merit is serving more than 30 000 users on the latest technology platform, recognized for among the ERP industry’s most modern and user-friendly solution.

Value chain focus
”Essential for our kind of business, is a thorough understanding of the customer value creation process. We cater to businesses that have demanding logistics and service-intensive operations, and they are often vertical leaders and/or multinational”, Outzen says. ”To be operational 24/7, our customers need solutions that both enforce them to work proactively and ensure ongoing operations. As one of few on a European basis, Merit is positioned as a provider that can accommodate this customer group needs”. Bottom line, the Merit Consulting business is all about making customers more competitive.

Complex businesses made simple
“Our business idea is simple. We make businesses more efficient by offering business consulting and software that makes complex business processes simple for the end-user. By having the right knowledge and intelligent systems work for you, there is substantial value growth potential,” says Outzen. Complex logistics, significant volumes and global presence are common characteristics of Merit customers. The consultancy company has opted out several businesses areas to focus on selected verticals, including manufacturing, distribution and retail, food and beverage, equipment and service management.

Service, maintenance, rental and Oil&Gas
Largely, the customer businesses are within service, maintenance and rental and in the Oil&Gas industy. The customer reference list include Aarbakke, K. Lund Offshore, GS Hydro, Swire Oilfield Services, Aker Well Service, Nymo, Stangeland Maskin, Nordic Crane Group and Coast Center Base (CCB). Since the dawn of history, thruster systems manufacturer Brunvoll has been trusting Merit as enterprise software provider. In another industry, SAS is a customer demanding the same high standards for reliability as clients within the offshore and maritime sectors. This summer, SAS entered an outsourcing agreement with Merit. Now, Merit is running the SAS Infor M3 based aircraft maintenance systems. Concomitant with this, several SAS employees in Oslo and Stockholm were transferred to Merit as employer.

In the air
”Being expensive assets, airplanes should preferable be in the air. To achieve this, careful ground based planning is required including detailed spare part overview and logistics,” Outzen points out. ”Also, this applies to the maritime and offshore sectors. Merit enable this through ERP systems and consultancy services”.