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Southeast Health

Southeast Health (SE Health) is a premier healthcare system providing services at more than 50 locations in 12 communities around Southeast Missouri.  Their facilities include hospitals, primary care clinics and specialty care clinics.  Southeast Hospital, located in Cape Girardeau, is their largest facility and has been in operation since 1928.  Their mission is to provide continuous improvement in their regions health status in a collaborative and cost-effective manner.  The company has been an INFOR ERP client for the past five years.

Why Bails?

When Erik Schnurbusch, Business Analyst for the SE Health Team, began researching for an Infor partner, he wanted someone proficient with the software.  Having worked with multiple Infor partners, he knew he would have success with Bails and Associates. Erik stated, “We were looking for a well-known and experienced partner to do the upgrade. We have worked with them (Bails) in the past and they have always provided an excellent understanding of the Infor products and what needs to be done when they come to client sites like ours.”

"We were looking for a well-known and experienced partner to do the upgrade. We have worked with them (Bails) in the past and they have always provided an excellent understanding of the Infor products and what needs to be done when they come to client sites like ours."

 

- Erik Schnurbusch, Business Analyst

The Project

SE Health made the decision to upgrade from v9 to v10 on the Mobile Supply Chain Management (MSCM) suite of products to take advantage of new functionality. They had difficulties during the original installation of their MSCM system with another vendor.  They had good prior experience with Bails. Even with a tight timeline and budgetary constraints, they were confident they could meet their goals.

Project

Highlights

According to SE Health, Bails directly contributed to the success of the project based on:

  • Knowledge of the Infor S3 products and Data Migration Process. Bails technical resources applied CTP’s which has greatly improved the efficiency of the applications.

 

  • Thorough Understanding of Health Care Operations, specifically understanding the importance of Mobile Supply Chain and ordering medical supplies.

 

  • Extensive Knowledge and Experience working with Health Care clients.

 

  • New functionality and enhancements to the product required re-training for a smooth post upgrade transition

 

  • Technical Expertise with Infor Process Automation

 

  • Documentation of Issues and Troubleshooting Skills

 

  • Bails Project Manager kept team on track and within budget.  Issues were addressed in a timely manner with exceptional follow-up. 

 

  • Dedicated Post Go-Live Support

Additional praise from Erik at SE Health, “Eric Davis and Larry Glasson were the two Bails members that supported us during the upgrade process.  Eric was very helpful in getting the technical side of things up and running for us.  Larry was exceptional as a Project Manager.  He helped us stay on track and within budget.  He also provided us with assistance when we needed help and regular meetings throughout the upgrade process to discuss any issues or concerns.”

 

During their recent upgrade, the Southeast group learned new ways to utilize their Infor software.   Erik Schnurbusch commented, “Bails provided technical knowledge about features of the product that we didn’t know existed. They also helped us by applying some CTP’s.  These fixed a lot of issues related to MSCM and to the Lawson System Foundation (LSF) application.  Ever since those CTP’s were applied, the MSCM application seems to be running a lot more efficiently.”

Conclusion

When asked for suggestions for improving their Bails experience, Erik responded, “There is nothing that comes to mind, Bails did an excellent job in helping us and we would absolutely utilize them for future projects.”