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VIKING is a global leader in safety equipment and services to the maritime market and the off-shore industry. The products are fabricated in Denmark,
Norway, Bulgaria and Thailand and are distributed via a global network of 37 foreign subsidiaries in 71 locations in 27 countries.
VIKING delivers safety equipment all over the world. Every week, the company ships evacuation systems, life rafts, life jackets, suits, spare parts and much more to its clients all over the world. It amounts to around 19,000 deliveries a year, and VIKING uses both UPS, Fedex and Danish Freighters. For the larger and more complex deliveries, transporters like Blue Water, Neptun and Damco are employed. Before the company had to get all the information from the SAP system and eight employees in the shipping department entered the data manually into the transporters IT systems. Now the data transfer to UPS, Fedex and Danish Freighters is almost fully automated.
The new Qlik based BI solution creates transparency for everyone involved. Both management and consultants can follow the numbers. These numbers create the foundation for conversations on management meetings and between management and employees.
It could have been a challenge to the project, building on the latest version of SAP BusinessObjects. At the project start-up, hardly any Danish company had tried the new version. But NTT DATA Business Solutions had solid experience and best practices in place, and it never became a problem.
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