Media Release: Global marine and energy firm, Wärtsilä, chooses Cooper Software for ERP integration project

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LEADING technology consultancy, Cooper Software, is delighted to announce that they have been selected by Finnish company, Wärtsilä, a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, to manage the integration of their ERP system, following their takeover of global engineering firm, Hamworthy.

The project will involve connecting Wärtsilä’s existing ERP solution, IFS, with enterprise resource planning solution, SAP.

Cooper Software’s bespoke SDK™ solution will be utilised to effectively manage the transfer of data between both systems and ensure smooth integration and connectivity.

Due to the global nature of Wärtsilä’s business, the project involves a significant level of international liaison to bring local offices in line with Wärtilä’s central IT-platform.

Founded in 1834, Wärtsilä is a leading provider of complete life-cycle marine and energy solutions and services to customers globally.

Begins a spokesperson: “By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers by providing innovative products and integrated solutions that are safe, environmentally sustainable, efficient, flexible, and economically sound.

“The project will allow Cooper Software to build on their established experience within the marine industry and comes at a time when the company is also working with leading Belfast-based ship building and marine technology engineering company, Harland and Wolff.”

Bjørn T. Hetland, project manager for SAP implementation, of Wärtsilä, commented: “We chose Cooper Software due to their extensive level of expertise in designing, developing and managing ERP solutions, which was clearly demonstrated throughout our discussions with them. Due to their innovative technology and proven project management processes, we are confident that the transition between systems will be a smooth one.”

Frank Cooper, founder and managing director of Cooper Software, noted: “We are delighted that Wärtsilä have chosen Cooper Software to adapt and integrate their ERP system. Working with a world-renowned company such Wärtsilä is not only a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our excellent ability, knowledge and capabilities but it presents a significant opportunity for us to further extend our experience within this important sector.”


About Cooper Software

Cooper Software is a leading technology consultancy delivering successful and innovative business change to its clients.

As a systems integration specialist Cooper Software focuses on making its clients’ business systems work harder for them. Whether that’s fitting an ERP system to meet unique business processes, enhancing systems with bespoke applications, or providing round the clock support using specifically developed skills, tools and utilities, Cooper Software has the breadth and depth of technical knowledge to make it work.

Cooper Software is an IFS Business Partner, and a Qlik and NetSuite Solution Provider and since being founded in 2005, it has grown to become Europe’s largest independent provider of products, consulting services and support for ERP and Business Discovery Solutions. Cooper Software has provided over 250 enterprise and BI solutions for clients all over the world.

Cooper Software is headquartered in Fife, Scotland, with additional offices in Manchester.

For more information on Cooper Software, please visit

About Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.

In 2015, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR five billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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About Cooper Software SDK™

The Cooper Software SDK™ (Software Development Kit) allows in-house IT teams to extend the functionality of their ERP systems themselves. The SDK™ provides the user community with the capabilities and advantages of all major ERP systems, including IFS, SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft.

The Cooper Software SDK™ allows you to deliver the systems your business demands, quickly and robustly.

Whether it is through enabling mobile apps, bolt-ons, customised workflows, complex integrations or consolidated business intelligence, the SDK™ gives you the power to configure your systems to meet the needs of your business – seamlessly, safely and securely. It also:

  • Delivers true mobility to end users and gives the power to build their own bespoke mobile apps without having to modify the core system in any way.
  • Builds applications which are enterprise strength, by adhering to best practice SOA principles.
  • Works for all QlikView users. It maps databases and automates the generation of QlikView scripts and code enabling users to rapidly deliver robust, high-value QlikView applications to their business.

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