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ERP implementation leads to Lifeboat launch for the RNLI

RNLI deploys Microsoft AX 2012.

Director of Sentis Managed Solutions, Martin Perry was invited to participate in the launch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s new Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat in Poole, Dorset.

Martin was contracted by the RNLI to manage the integration and deployment of Microsoft AX 2012, a system that underpins the entire RNLI organisation. Martin told us,

Microsoft AX 2012 is the software at the core of all the RNLI business systems. AX 2012 manages all finance, stock control, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance functions within the RNLI, it also records all our rescue activities on the coast and for flood.

As the program manager for this application, Martin’s involvement also covered the more difficult areas of implementation and process change within the business. Martin continues to give his time and experience to the program and to the RNLI on an as required basis since the programs completion in March 2017.

Martin continued, “I’m truly honoured to have been asked to attend this momentous event. The RNLI’s selfless dedication to their organisation and to the rescue of people in distress around our coast is something that a non-sailor like myself can’t help but be impressed with.”

RNLI’s Director of Engineering and Asset Management, Angus Watson hosted the event and talked about Martin’s involvement in the launch of the new lifeboat. He explained,

“Martin has been working tirelessly in the background on the new Microsoft AX system. He’s embraced the challenge of changing the RNLI’s whole operating system and without his insight, resilience, and commitment, we wouldn’t be where we are today!

“Martin takes an intelligent approach to problem solving and has helped us all understand how the new system can streamline our ways of working.”