Monday, September 16, 2013

Leading Spanish consulting company LKS Group partners with IFS

<IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has signed a partnership agreement with LKS Group, one of the leading providers of professional consulting ser­vices in Spain. The companies will collaborate on joint sales opportunities, as well as implementation and support projects centered on the IFS Applications™ software suite.

With more than 1,000 employees, LKS Group is one of the leading reference points in the professional services sector in Spain. Providing extensive coverage throughout Spain, the company is also present on the global scene with offices in France, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, India and China.

Through the partnership, IFS and LKS Group will be able to offer some 400 experts capable of providing re-engineering, process analysis, and change management services related to IFS Applications. The companies will deliver enhanced customer benefits in targeted industries such as manufacturing, engineering, service, energy & utilities, and telecommunications. Already working jointly to implement IFS Applications at manufacturing company GOIZPER S. COOP., IFS and LKS Group expects to sign two to three customers per year.

“Our goal is to assist medium-sized businesses in executing their growth strategies, for which solutions from larger, less flexible vendors can be expensive and difficult to implement,” LKS Group Technology Consulting Director Jesús Dorronsoro said. “IFS Applications addresses the requirements of our target customers, especially within industrial manufacturing, whose diversified and increasingly mobilized value chains call for robust asset management and service management capabilities.”

“By partnering with LKS Group, we will be able to leverage their presence throughout the Spanish market and benefit from increased visibility and reach new customers,” IFS Iberica Managing Director Nick Wasey said. “Through the partnership, we will be able to add even more value to new and existing customers in the region. Our technology and industry focus are entirely complimentary, both drawing on dynamic and agile organizations with proven domain expertise.”

About LKS Group

The LKS group is one of the leading reference points in the professional services sector in Spain. It has a staff of around 1,050 people and an annual turnover of approximately 70 million euros. It forms part of MONDRAGON, the Basque Country’s leading business association and the seventh largest in Spain.

The LKS group is made up of several cooperative societies and more than ten portfolio companies of different legal forms, and it has a track record of constant expansion and sustained growth and a philosophy based on human and social values.

In addition to its natural expansion throughout the Basque Country, its development over the last few years has also led to consolidation of its presence in Madrid, Catalonia, Andalucia, Aragon, Cantabria, Navarra, Castilla La Mancha and La Rioja, among other regions. LKS is also present on the international scene, with offices in France, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, India and China. More information on LKS Group is available at

www.lks.es

About IFS

IFS™is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service & asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2012 was SKr 2.7 billion.

More information on IFS is available at

www.IFSWORLD.com

  

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