RamBase owner Hatteland invested in the pump manufacturer Vest Jet AS at the end of 2017. As new members of the Hatteland family, they were introduced to RamBase Cloud ERP as a potential system upgrade. Since RamBase is an industry fit solution for industrial machinery and equipment companies, for Vest Jet it was a perfect RamBase-match.
Hatteland wishes to optimize operations and support Vest Jet's growth strategy and ambitions. One step in that direction is to implement RamBase. When the decision was made in March, it was essential to get up and running quickly with the system. Vest Jet became the first customer case to try the RamBase FastTrack Implementation concept.
Since the late 1970s, Vest Jet has developed and produced pumps for international customers in aquaculture, oil and gas, the maritime sector, and land-based industry. They also provide service on manufactured products. Robert Larsen, CEO of Vest Jet AS, explains:
"Being a pump manufacturer, not only a pump distributor, allows us to be agile and take on new orders without delay. We can deliver within a few hours, whereas other suppliers have several weeks' lead-time. We use our competence and experience in the field when helping customers to find the right solution for their specific needs."
Taking on a fast-track implementation is understandably a bit painful. Still, sometimes you'll just have to rip off the band-aid. And Larsen is quite happy with the progress:
It's been some busy and stressful weeks, but with solid backing from Hatteland professionals, we're now up and running. And we're already clearly seeing the benefits of RamBase. We have a higher level of control in all processes, and we're always in control of orders, which saves us a lot of time. No doubt- this is the future!Update: Vest Jet has since this article been written grown and merged with Mapex to form the pump manufacturing company Ydra. Read more about Ydra's impressive journey here.
About RamBase FastTrack
The RamBase FastTrack implementation concept is a separate track reserved for customers who are a perfect match for RamBase. It's also a good solution when you're an SMB expecting rapid growth.
5 key elements in RamBase FastTrack:
1: Two months from contract to go-live
The whole implementation project, from contract to go-live takes two months, and the go-live date is set at the start of the project, giving you a very clear and precise goal.
2: Clear and understandable milestones
Every meeting has a set agenda, and we stick to it. All milestones are put together with our professional and experienced business analysts.
3: Early learning and testing, using your own data
Basic data (customer data, supplier data, articles etc.) are provided at an early stage. They are used as the foundation for user training in a separate test database.
4: Clean start
We will not load historical data from your previous system except for finance data. This gives you a fresh start and the possibility to optimize your processes. Look at it as a real house-cleaning – things that no longer serve you will have to go. We'll join you with on-site support throughout go-live and the following month, giving you the security you need.
5: Optimize and adjust after go-live
The observant reader will see that in a RamBase FastTrack implementation, there's no room for development or customization. Before you decide to go with RamBase, we'll check that you are a good fit for the fast track implementation, meaning that you'll be able to adapt to the system as-is. There is a hidden advantage here – you'll not spend money on costly development to fit your expected needs before go-live. This gives you the possibility of testing the system before you start customizing it to fit your actual needs – and saving you both time and money.