Hostworks beat heavyweights KAZ and EDS to the line on the deal, which will support Codan's network spanning customers in more than 150 countries. The critical application management specialist beat its competitors based on what Hostworks says is its experience of managing Oracle, PeopleSoft and Epicor ERP applications, its proven ability to manage mission-critical applications and its delivery of 24x7 support.
The mySAP system will replace disparate systems including JD Edwards, MFG Pro and legacy databases. About half of Codan's 435 employees will start to use the new system when it goes live in the second half of the year. The solution, which will include full system management and support services for Codan's mySAP business suite, application and data, will run on Solaris 9 and utilise Oracle databases and Sun Microsystems hardware.
According to Codan's senior manager, enterprise systems and strategy, James Mattsson, "outsourcing to a specialist provider like Hostworks gives us access to a much larger pool of technical resources, available on a 24x7 timeframe, than if we were to manage the system by ourselves".