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first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom Ampelmann, the Dutch-based leading supplier of Motion Compensated Gangway (MCG) systems to the offshore energy sector has expanded its global footprint through the acquisition of Dutch Offshore Solutions. Financial details for the transaction were not disclosed.Ampelmann provides systems to safely transfer people and cargo from ships to offshore oil rigs or wind turbines, even in high wave conditions. The company has a fleet of over 25 systems which it leases to its clients globally. With the acquisition of Offshore Solutions, Ampelmann adds 7 Offshore Access Systems (OASs) to its fleet, including the personnel to operate, maintain and continue development of these systems.OASs are able to provide a continuous connection between a ship and platform for a long period of time, a capability that is particularly well-suited for application in the Arabian Gulf. CEO Jan van der Tempel of Ampelmann: “We are quadrupling our presence in the Gulf with this acquisition and are broadening our current product portfolio which includes the A-type and the larger E-type, with the OASs. Moreover, the Offshore Solutions employees bring along a welcome expansion of knowledge and experience to our fast-growing organization.”The acquisition follows on the recent acquisition of a majority stake by IK Investment Partners (IK) in Ampelmann. Ampelmann and IK aim to continue to grow the Delft-based firm internationally through organic growth based on innovation and acquisitions. With the acquisition of Offshore Solutions, Ampelmann acquires an office in Qatar. This will be followed by opening an office in Singapore in December and an office in Houston in early 2014 following a recent first project win in the region.Advisors to Offshore Solutions were Holland Corporate Finance and Ploum Lodder Princen. Advisors to Ampelmann were Kempen & Co Corporate Finance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Ampelmann, November 26, 2013last_img read more

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SAP Canada’s Bob Conlin is well aware that the word “Phoenix” connotes disaster, but the company is confident it has a solution for the federal government’s failing payroll and HR systems that have made headlines since 2016.“We have a tremendous amount of reputational risk at play here,” SAP Canada’s vice-president of public services Canada told IT World Canada shortly after government officials explained the next steps of the plan to replace Phoenix at a press conference. Alongside SAP, Ceridian, and Workday – international companies with Canadian offices – will compete to install what the government calls the “Next Generation HR and Pay Solution”. Related Articles Auditor general calls Phoenix pay system rollout an ‘incomprehensible failure’ Michael Ferguson didn’t mince words this morning when he cited a new report that slammed the federal government’s Phoenix pay… May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop @ItsJustAlexCoop Phoenix payroll system: Timeline of the government’s problems It was one of the biggest IT boondoggles in Canadian government history, and it’s still going. The Phoenix payroll system… September 11th, 2017 Danny Bradbury @dannybradbury “We know what could happen, and we know what’s happened to the players on the other side that delivered the Phoenix program,” said Conlin.Those players, specifically IBM, was awarded the contract to update the government’s 40-year-old payment system in 2011. IBM had proposed a PeopleSoft-based system to replace the old one, but after countless issues and thousands of unpaid – or overpaid – government employees, the feds changed their tune, noting in its updated tender that “The Phoenix issues have shown that HR and pay are mutually dependent and don’t exist in isolation.”That means amalgamating human resource and payroll systems in a consistent manner, something the government opted not to do nearly a decade ago. It’s an “amazing technical challenge” according to Conlin.“Today you have the government with a litany of aged and almost out of service HR systems that are from many different companies that do things very different, like spreadsheets to something sophisticated like PeopleSoft. And they all manage employee records across departments differently. With a centralized payroll, you have to have all departments consolidate the information and normalize it in a way that the payroll system can consume it. That’s a huge task.“And as we saw, one of the world’s largest system integrators had to struggle with that, and with the other things that plagued the program.”Canada’s Treasury Board president Joyce Murray indicated a huge shift in terms of how the government is approaching this project.“We’ve learned the lessons of the past and have radically changed the way we are pursuing a modern, user-friendly and mobile HR and pay solution,” she said in a press release.For the past year, the government has been asking vendors to prove their worth and demonstrate the ability to navigate the complicated waters created by the disjointed HR and payroll systems. Insights were collected from thousands of employees on potential features of a new system, according to the treasury board, between January and April.“The next step will be to establish partnerships with one or more of the vendors for the co-design and the delivery of pilot projects, to test solutions against the real complexity of federal government HR and pay needs,” concluded the release.Conlin is confident that SAP, which has a significant presence in the Ottawa region with a wide-variety of clients, has the answers.“I know we can get this right.” read more