Meggitt Selects EDS to Manage New SAP Platform
PLANO, Texas and CHRISTCHURCH, England – EDS and Meggitt PLC today announced that EDS has been selected to host and manage Meggitt’s new SAP system. The SAP system will serve as Meggitt’s standard, global enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
“Consolidating our ERP systems onto a single platform will allow us to operate as one Meggitt and give us the agility, scale and reliability needed for our long-term growth strategy,” said Katherine Kost, group head of Information Systems for Meggitt. “By standardizing platforms and entrusting the system hosting and management to EDS, we’re more able to dedicate our collective strength to our core business.”
Under the new long-term contract, EDS will help Meggitt transform its ERP system. Services include hosting Meggitt’s SAP system in the UK and in the United States to efficiently support the company’s global operations. EDS will also provide network services, helpdesk and applications management support for the new SAP system.
“EDS’ proven tools and processes will help this transformation occur progressively and at lower cost and risk for Meggitt, resulting in overall improved system reliability and user support,” said Darl Davidson, vice president, U.S. Manufacturing industry for EDS. “As Meggitt’s trusted business ally, we will help lay a standardized system foundation and uniform business practices to support the company’s future growth.”
EDS will work closely with its EDS Agility Alliance partner SAP to deliver products and services to Meggitt. As an EDS Agility Alliance partner, SAP helps deliver best-in-class application services as an essential component of the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform, and collaborates on industry solutions and enterprise business applications.
EDS has more than 30 years of experience with the manufacturing industry with more than 20,000 employees dedicated to serving this sector. With more than 220 manufacturing clients in 40-plus countries, EDS serves 75 of the top 100 manufacturing companies.
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