Flamingo Flowers Ltd implemented IFS Cloud in six months with help from Change8

Richard is a seasoned IT leader skilled in building, growing and inspiring multi-functional global teams. He is responsible for IT internationally across all the Flamingo Group companies.

The team delivered a complex technical upgrade from IFS 9 to Cloud with zero impact on key performance metrics during the system transition.

“We had a target of not missing a single order, delivery, or deadline and we achieved that. Change8 were integral to our success. We considered them part of our team.”
Richard Baker Group IT Director

The technical upgrade route was cost-effective as it caused minimal disruption. There was more compatibility with their existing processes, and it was faster to access the new features within IFS Cloud.

The IFS Cloud Planning and Scheduling Optimisation (PSO) application, Workbench, provides key business advantages through the improved traceability of the supply chain and process chain. Flamingo Flowers has made considerable efficiencies in utilising Workbench and switching off their disparate legacy systems.

“Change8 has some of the strongest IFS experts in the UK and we were smart enough and lucky enough to get hold of them.”
Richard Baker Group IT Director

Flamingo Flowers Ltd and Change8 successful partnership is ongoing with their Continuous Improvement Programme.

“Even though it was a technical upgrade it was still a people project, and Change8 are nice people to do business with. Their integrity is unimpeachable. They have their customer’s best interests at heart.”
Richard Baker Group IT Director

Flamingo Flowers is part of Flamingo Group International, one of the world’s leading growers and suppliers of fresh cut flowers, house and garden plants premium produce. In the UK they employ nearly 1000 people and had a turnover of more than £380m in 2022.

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