Aug. 27, 2014 13:00 UTC

Acteon Group Standardizes on Amber Road for Restricted Party Screening

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management solutions (GTM), today announced that the Acteon Group, a leading global integrated subsea services provider, has chosen Amber Road to automate and standardize restricted party screening across all of its worldwide branded services.

Headquartered in Norwich, UK, the Acteon Group brings together a broad range of companies, mainly in the oil, gas and renewables industries. One of the biggest firms in the subsea services industry, Acteon has over 35 different company sites. It offers worldwide services with and has thousands of trading partners.

Until now, the individual Acteon branded services tracked and managed their trading partners independently and mostly manually. But with increasingly tough regulations and sanctions being imposed by multiple authorities around the world − including recent sanctions on Russia that specifically target oil and gas industry-related equipment − the need for a reliable, automated solution to track regulations, evaluate trading partners, and ensure a standardized compliancy process for the entire group became acute.

“We were looking for an auditable restricted party screening solution that could be applied across all of our subsidiaries,” said Mike Pay, the Head of Compliance for the Acteon Group. “While the primary goal was to improve compliance, we also saw the opportunity to reduce operational costs by replacing manual processes. Amber Road fit the bill.”

Pay noted that the positive experience of Seatronics, a Houston-based Acteon Group company already using Amber Road for restricted party screening, was a strong selling point. “Amber Road will be one of the few IT-based systems that we deploy across the entire Acteon group,” Pay said. “We had to make the right decision. We also needed a solution that could support our needs in the future for things like product licensing and documentation management, for which Amber Road also has solutions.”

Amber Road CEO Jim Preuninger said: “Given that we have a strong global customer base in the oil and gas industry, we’re well aware of companies’ increasing concerns about compliance issues. With the Amber Road restricted party screening solution in place, Acteon is now well-equipped to ensure its compliance even as the regulatory environment becomes progressively more stringent.”

Currently, the Acteon Group branded services use various screening methods, ranging from spreadsheet-based systems to a variety of local government systems. Over the coming period, the Amber Road restricted party screening solution will replace these other methods, providing a single platform with standardized processes across the entire group.

About Acteon

Acteon companies provide mooring, foundation, riser, conductor, flowline and marine electronics products and services supported by strong engineering and project management capabilities. Acteon’s companies are 2H Offshore, Aquatic, Claxton, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), Core Grouting Services, Fluke Subsea, InterAct, InterMoor, J2 Subsea, LDD, LM Handling, MENCK, Mirage Machines, NCS Survey, Offshore Installation Services (OIS), Probe Oil Tools, Pulse Structural Monitoring, Seatronics, Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and TEAM Energy Resources.

Learn more at www.acteon.com.

About subsea services

Subsea services are defined as the provision of specialist equipment, services and personnel that can operate from any fit-for-purpose vessel or platform. Acteon’s subsea services offering is unique and addresses operational requirements that support oil and gas asset owners, construction and drilling companies, and vessel owners.

About Amber Road

Amber Road’s (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically change the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud based global trade management (GTM) solutions, we automate import and export processes to enable goods to flow across international borders in the most efficient, compliant and profitable way. Our solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in 139 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting our customers with their trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers. We deliver our GTM solution using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and leverage a highly flexible technology framework to quickly and efficiently meet our customers’ unique requirements around the world.

For more information, please visit www.AmberRoad.com, email Solutions@AmberRoad.com or call 201-935-8588.

Contacts

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+1 202 607 7553
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Amber Road Contacts
Annika Helmrich (US & Canada)
+1 201 806 3656
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Martijn van Gils (Europe & Asia)
31 (0) 207997790
MartijnvanGils@AmberRoad.com


Source: Amber Road