The 3,000 user multimillion pound deal has been struck with the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) – the largest government-owned Aerospace and Defence facility in Europe. DARA was formed in April 1999 following the merger of the Naval Aircraft Repair Organisation and the RAF’s Maintenance Group Defence Agency.
DARA selected Baan because its solutions offered the best business fit for DARA’s complex supply chain and production requirements.
Explaining its choice, DARA’s corporate development director Andy Hamilton, said: ‘We chose the Baan package after a 15 month evaluation period, not simply on the grounds of its unrivalled functionality in the Aerospace and Defence market, but also because of the attractiveness of Baan’s e-commerce strategy and complete e-suite of products.’
Invensys hopes to help Baan re-establish a leading position in the ERP, supply chain management, CRM and e-business solutions following the acquisition in August this year. Baan was one of the great success stories of the early 1990s before its stock bombed in 1998 amid rumours of poor management and an industry downturn.
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