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Press Release: Suretank invests €1m with IIS Group

Suretank invests €1m with IIS Group for SAP Business One, powered by SAP HANA, in global manufacturing solution roll-out

Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday 27th January 2015

IIS Group and Suretank partner for global SAP Business One roll-out
Morgan Browne (right) and Suretank’s John Fitzgerald

The IIS Group is delighted to announce it has agreed a deal worth in excess of €1m with Suretank to provide the market-leading ERP solution SAP Business One.

The Dunleer-based enterprise will now receive SAP Business One, powered by SAP HANA, complemented by certain add-ons from the IIS Group B1 Apps range, plus associated services and support from the SAP Gold Partner. This will provide the world-leading manufacturer of cargo carrying units for the oil and gas industry with an end-to-end solution to manage its global operations.

Morgan Browne, Chief Executive, IIS Group, is delighted that Suretank has decided to partner with the IIS Group and to have selected SAP Business One as their business management solution moving forward.

He commented: “IIS Group is pleased to partner with Suretank — one of Ireland’s success stories in recent years. Now, after selecting SAP Business One, powered by SAP HANA, we look forward to helping the company seamless manage different facilities across the globe from a single, integrated solution where staff will be able to harness the power of HANA to access real-time data on company activities.”

John Fitzgerald, CEO, Suretank, explained it was the different tools within SAP Business One which really impressed the company when completing its tender process.

He commented: “SAP Business One is a leading ERP solution for small to medium-sized enterprises. It has many features which appealed to us at Suretank. There’s strong modular solutions across different functions, along with rapid deployment and a capacity for global integration — which was key in terms of total ownership cost and ease of implementation. In addition, the BI Apps range developed by IIS Group, made the core product even more attractive.”

Mr Fitzgerald added that Suretank is uniquely placed to offer clients across the globe with its best-in-class products and services. But to meet these growth opportunities, Suretank requires a scalable solution to meet demand.

“Multiple legacy systems make delivering a consistent customer experience more difficult, and potentially reduce the efficiency of operations through manual processes, or duplication of effort across departments. Fast and consistent access to quality data is also critical to operate competitively in today’s market place. SAP Business One, powered by SAP HANA, will provide that,” he said.

Tender programme leader Michael Browne said it was an easy decision for Suretank to partner with the Dublin-based software and solutions provider, who ticked all the right boxes.

“The quality of the implementation partner is just as important to Suretank as the ERP solution itself,” Mr Browne said. “We set a very strict criteria around our partner in terms of industry experience, reliability, quality, their size of team but also flexibility in working with our business. Building strong relationships is critical in a complex ERP roll out. IIS Group was a clear winner through our tender process in all of those categories. Also, we found that the IIS Group are not just dedicated to SAP Business One. They have been creative in developing the B1 Apps range, which will enhance the core product’s offering.”

The roll-out of SAP Business One, powered by SAP HANA, will be delivered in two phases by the IIS Group. The business management solution will initially be deployed in Suretank’s headquarters in Ireland, before the global roll-out in its facilities in the UK, Poland, China, Thailand, Brazil and the USA.


About IIS Group:

The IIS Group provide business management software, services and support to small and medium-sized enterprises. The company specialises in supporting and developing SAP Business One — the market-leading ERP solution that has more than 42,000 customers worldwide.

The company combines industry expertise and award-winning customer service with flexible SAP Business One solutions that deliver long-term value to businesses across Europe. The B1 Apps range has been developed by the IIS Group to provide a series of modules that offer enhanced functionality in SAP Business One.

IIS Group is a SAP Gold Partner and one of Europe’s leading SAP Business One VARs, with more than 350 successful implementations to date.

For further information visit:

Media Contact:

Iain Bate


Tel: +44 (0) 845 602 5804

About Suretank:

Suretank is an industry-leading specialist in the design and supply of offshore transport containers and a market-leader in offshore liquid and cargo storage solutions. It employs over 700 people and has revenues of more than $100 million.

Its customer base includes most of the leading service, rental, exploration and production companies in the offshore industry. The company has been bullish on the international stage, expanding significantly through a well-established and growing network of operating locations situated to provide first class supply and customer service.

Suretank leads the field in terms of quality and boasts more quality accreditations than any other company in the field including PED, CEN & DNV 2.7-1 certifications. The company’s sales team is comprised of qualified engineers, allowing the efficient development of bespoke engineering solutions designed around individual customer needs.

Media Contact:

Michael Browne


Tel: +353 41 686 2022

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