Infor, the industry cloud company, has deployed Infor LN, its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, at Metito, a global leader in sustainable water management and alternative energy solutions, to enhance its business processes. The turnkey solution simplifies and automates discrete operations providing manufacturers with increased visibility to enable more efficient response times to customers, suppliers, and regulatory needs.
Boosted by population growth and investment in megaprojects, water demand is set to rise by 62% by 2025 in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries alone, and about $80 billion worth of water and wastewater projects are planned or underway across the GCC, according to Research and Markets.
Metito has operations covering all facets of water management including design and build, specialty chemicals, and utilities. The company has expanded rapidly in recent years and has operations in countries across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Metito has established many industry firsts over its 60-plus years of operations, including development of some iconic projects such as the first bulk surface water supply public-private partnership project in Sub-Saharan Africa; El Hammam agricultural drainage, recycling, and reuse plant in Egypt, the largest plant of its kind in the world; and the largest wastewater treatment plant in terms of capacity in Serbia.
"As the demand for global water security increases and we continue to expand our global footprint, we saw the need to upgrade our existing integrated management system to gain enhanced operational agility. Infor LN provides us with a tool to streamline and unify our processes across all aspects of the business including CRM, supply chains, projects, purchasing, financial analysis and human resources, through utilizing cloud-based technology and advanced analytics," said Arnab Debroy, Metito information systems manager.
Infor LN provides flexibility and suitability for the specialized needs of engineering in the water industry. Metito has customized several external applications and integrated them into the Infor suite, delivering projects with unique key performance indicators (KPIs). The advantages are felt across the business, with buying cycles reduced, improved customer forecasting, and sales teams able to securely capture customer visit details on their smartphones. In addition, inventory can be tracked throughout the supply chain, which enhances project planning.
Technology partner Godrej deployed Infor LN across Metito's operations with the project taking about six months to complete.
"Metito's digital transformation into a truly smart provider of water management solutions is a testament to our commitment to helping organizations with global and extended operations. Through Infor LN, companies achieve complete visibility and control of their systems and processes. As the demand for water treatment continues to rise in the region, Metito is now better equipped with the agility to optimize its supply chains, financials and workforce," commented Khaled AlShami, Infor senior director of solution consulting.
Recently, Metito has been recognised by the CIO Awards 2020 for its innovative IT management demonstrating digital business transformation for ERP upgrade and other digitization initiatives.