IOG Implements Infor SunSystems & Proactis to Streamline Finance & Procurement Processes


Infor today announced that UK channel partner TouchstoneEnergy has assisted UK-based energy company IOG to go live with Infor SunSystems and Proactis P2P in the TouchstoneCloud. The project was delivered on time and budget with all professional services delivered remotely due to the COVID pandemic lockdown restrictions.

IOG is a gas production company that is developing a substantial project in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea. After final investment decision was taken on the project, it became necessary to upgrade IOG’s systems to deliver increased visibility of committed expenditures, and introduce electronic approvals and enhanced financial controls.

IOG was looking for a solution that would complement and easily integrate with its existing Infor SunSystems accounting software and avoid a heavy burden on its internal IT and infrastructure.

TouchstoneEnergy’s recommendation was to upgrade Infor SunSystems to the latest version and implement Proactis Purchase to Pay. Proactis would give IOG a user-friendly web-based application to support its purchasing processes for both capital and overhead goods and services, with dynamic and real-time integration with SunSystems. The implementation also includes B4B for electronic payment automation and an automated joint venture cutback process using enhanced SunSystems functionality. Advanced reporting would be provided by TouchstoneEnergy’s ETL Agile module. The newly integrated solution would provide streamlined and efficient processes for IOG’s finance department as well as contracts and procurement.

After significant evaluation, IOG chose to partner with TouchstoneEnergy because of its experience and expertise with delivering similar systems and projects for other energy industry clients. The solution was also complemented by its robust cloud hosting platform, TouchstoneCloud, specialised for oil and gas, power generation, renewables, mining and downstream companies.

TouchstoneCloud provides IOG with a cost-effective, flexible and secure alternative to traditional in-house managed software deployment. It also enables IOG to benefit from ongoing 24/7 support enabling users’ with system access from anywhere in the world.

Rupert Newall, Chief Financial Officer at IOG, commented: “We are pleased to have recently completed the implementation of Infor SunSystems and Proactis, both deployed into the TouchstoneCloud environment,” said Rupert Newall, IOG chief financial officer. “This was successfully achieved by the target go-live date and within budget. We’re grateful for the professional service from TouchstoneEnergy, which also provided post-implementation support, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

“We are delighted to have worked with the team at IOG,” said Peter Davis, business unit head at TouchstoneEnergy. “We believe this can be part of a long-term partnership as IOG invests for future growth to help meet the energy demands of the UK.”

“Infor SunSystems has been serving the accounting needs of the global gas industry for more than 25 years,” said Tim Truesdale, Infor SunSystems product director.” It is ideally suited to this industry due to its strong analytic and multi-currency capabilities; its openness to integrating with industry specific extensions and its ability to operate anywhere  – in what can be challenging locations. In the gas industry, parties often need to have new operations or joint ventures up and running  in just a few months and may then wind them down just a few years later – speed is critical; the ability to get SunSystems up and running rapidly is therefore a massive advantage for joint venture accounting typical within the international gas industry.”

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