Babcock Mission Critical Services uses,
Sage X3 ERP System

Providers of mission critical helicopter support.

Industry

Services

Location

Global

Vertical

Aviation

Single global solution for multiple companies with
Sage X3 ERP System

“The Sage X3 solution provides us with a very powerful and highly configurable system which enables us to deliver the functionality that the business and the users demand.”

Christine Doust, Finance Systems Manager, Babcock Mission Critical Services

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Babcock Mission Critical Services UK is one of the world’s leading providers of mission critical helicopter support for Life and Rescue, Safety and Environment and Energy Support Services to blue-chip corporates and public administrations.

Reporting issues due to disparate accounting and ERP systems.

Babcock has built a global business that covers companies in the UK, Ireland, Norway and Australia. As a result of the growth of the business, Babcock was operating a large number of different accounting systems, including Sage 200. This meant that data was scattered in numerous and disconnected databases, making the production of group management accounts a long and tedious process. Babcock needed to implement a single worldwide solution that would enable all financial operations for its multiple companies to be centralised on one system.

Table full of paper reports showing confusion before implementing an ERP System
Helicopter representing ERP System deployed for mission critical helicopter support

A single, global solution to manage multiple companies trading in multiple geographic locations

Babcock selected Sage X3 to be implemented by Inixion. The solution needed to address several specific challenges. A single solution and database were needed for the entire worldwide organisation, including the management of multiple companies trading in multiple geographic locations and currencies and complex reporting requirements needed to be standardised in the single solution. To ensure visibility of business-critical documents across the business electronic control of outbound and inbound documents was needed. Large data sets imported from helicopter flight control systems needed to be imported into the single solution to ensure full visibility across the organisation.

Sage X3 live within four months

Inixion used its tried and tested implementation methodology to tightly control all elements of the project. A full review of all business processes was carried out, documented, and signed off before Sage X3 was configured by Inixion. The Babcock project team were then trained on the system, and full tests were carried out, leading to a formal Conference Room Pilot. The pilot was successful and the first site went live in Staverton, Gloucestershire four months after the project start date. Babcock’s operations throughout the rest of the world then followed in the next few months.

Yellow Helicopter Transport Worldwide

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