Signum Group LLC (Signum), a leading enterprise asset management consulting and systems integration company, announced today that it has completed an implementation of Oracle eAM for Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (SWM). The project was scheduled to go-live in February of 2008 but, due to Signum’s commitment to accelerating customer time to benefit, the project reached completion in November 2007.
Schweitzer-Mauduit, a diversified producer of premium specialty papers, engaged Signum in May 2007 to upgrade their information systems with an Oracle E-Business solution that includes asset and inventory management, purchasing, and internet-based procurement.
Shelley Walker, Director of Professional Services at Signum, commented, “Signum’s veteran consultants were able to effectively collaborate with SWM’s staff to support them throughout the duration of the project. As needs were identified, our team was able to apply their subject matter expertise to provide solutions. The teamwork that we achieved ultimately led to the ability to advance our target date for successful project completion by a full quarter.”
The Oracle E-Business system provides an improved efficiency in collection, transfer and analyzing of data. Roger Scheurer, Lee Mill Manager for SWM, remarked, “The new system eliminates the issues we had in the past operating with different systems. Oracle eAM has helped us streamline our maintenance and materials management efforts, and we expect significant MRO savings from the program.”
SignumWay™, Signum’s proprietary and innovative implementation methodology and toolkit, is used to support and optimize Oracle eAM deployments to ensure that Signum Group delivers consistent, efficient, and high-quality services and solutions to its clients.
Roger Scheurer concluded, “The SignumWay tools and templates facilitated the whole process and provided a consistent level of communication, management, and training that greatly benefited the project and helped us deliver a quarter ahead of schedule. Our team was very impressed with Signum’s management of the deployment. Signum’s maintenance business process expertise was a key factor in the unqualified success of this project.”
ATLANTA, GA- December 19, 2007