CASE FSP Finnish steel painting

ERP supports project management


FSP Finnish Steel Painting, one of the leading surface treatment companies in Europe, needed to introduce an ERP that would support project management. Digia provided Finnish Steel Painting with a NAV ERP that helps to steer everything from finances, projects and painting operations to procurements and warehousing.

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Their references were impressive and they had experience of providing ERPs to industry. We considered Digia to be a suitably sized partner.

Marja-Liisa Pyysalo, Administrative Manager, FSP

 

ERP supports project management

FSP Finnish Steel Painting, one of the leading surface treatment companies in Europe, needed to introduce an ERP that would support project management. Digia provided Finnish Steel Painting with a NAV ERP that helps to steer everything from finances, projects and painting operations to procurements and warehousing.

“The NAV system will also support the future development of our company”

Microsoft Dynamics NAV provided our company with suitable tools and also the opportunity to expand the system’s user base. Digia was chosen to provide the system based on previous references.

“The project sought to replace an earlier system that had reached the end of its lifecycle. We chose the Dynamics NAV ERP as it provides not only financial administration but also tools for developing production control processes. We wanted to improve a variety of things, such as reporting, and also increase data availability. We chose a system that would also serve our company’s future development,” says Marja-Liisa Pyysalo, FSP’s Administrative Manager.

FSP’s NAV ERP includes financial features, such as accounting, accounts receivable, reporting, e-invoicing management and purchase invoice recycling. It also steers projects, painting operations, procurements and warehousing.

“Now all of our data is stored in one system. One of the NAV system’s strengths is its versatile search function. Different access rights can also be set separately for each user. It was only financial administration personnel that used the old ERP, but the new system has about 50 users,” says Pyysalo.

Project management is an important aspect of the new system.

“Projects can be scheduled, budgeted, and invoiced in the same system. We have also created an interface between NAV and our timesheet programme, which enables us to directly transfer hours worked to certain projects,” says Pyysalo.

Accurate project work specifications available

Digia was chosen to provide the Microsoft NAV system on the basis of previous references.

“Their references were impressive and they had experience of providing ERPs to industry. We considered Digia to be a suitably sized partner.”

FSP staggered the deployment of the system over two stages. The first stage was implemented at the turn of the year 2014, and the second stage half a year later.

“Digia’s professional consultants played a very important role in the success of the first deployment stage. Cooperation has been smooth. They have accurate specifications for both project work and the delivery method, which has made everything very clear,” says Marja-Liisa Pyysalo.

FSP – one of Europe’s leading surface treatment companies

Established in 1964, FSP Finnish Steel Painting Oy is one of Europe’s leading surface treatment companies. FSP treats a wide variety of surfaces, including machinery, ships, bridges, steel structures and drilling platforms. In 2013, the company employed about 200 people and had net sales of approximately EUR 25 million. FSP has offices in almost thirty locations in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia.