Thursday, July 05, 2012

Polish network operator Emitel selects IFS Applications

Emitel, Poland’s leading TV and radio network operator, has signed an agreement with IFS Poland concerning the implementation of the extended ERP suite IFS Applications. The implementation is aimed at optimizing and enhancing business processes within all significant operation areas.

Emitel provides services in the field of TV, radio and telecommunications. The company owns hundreds of terrestrial broadcasting facilities in Poland. Due to the dynamic development of the company’s services, Emitel’s management board decided to implement an ERP system that could optimize the company’s business processes.

After conducting an ERP evaluation process, the IFS solution was selected as the best choice in terms of functionality and other requirements. IFS’s experience and industry excellence were also significant factors for Emitel’s choice.

“In advanced broadcasting services, reliability is the key element which ensures that our clients can count on service continuity. We believe that IFS Applications will help us optimize our key business areas, especially in the field of project management,” said Przemysław Kurczewski, the President of EmiTel Sp. z o.o. Management Board.

The implementation of IFS Applications was recently launched. In the first phase, human resources management and payroll management will be implemented. During the two subsequent phases, IFS Applications will be implemented in the areas of finances, project management, procurement and sales. The go-live of the first phase is scheduled for October, 2012, and the entire implementation project is planned to be finalized in June, 2013. The system will be used by 800 users.

“The telecommunication sector is very important for IFS. IFS’s clients in this industry include giants such as Orange France and Ericsson. We are most pleased to welcome Emitel to this group. Being awarded this prestigious contract confirms that our solutions are tailored to the needs of the telecommunication industry,” said Marcin Taranek, President of IFS CEE.

About Emitel

Emitel is the leading terrestrial radio and TV broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland. Emitel provides services in areas such as: radio, TV, telecommunications and leasing infrastructure to broadcasters and operators, relying on its own base consisting of hundreds of facilities in Poland. It is the country’s leader in digital and analog radio/TV emission and services based on the state-of-the-art wireless systems. Emitel is also dynamically getting into Ethernet and IP-based services such as Virtual Private Networks, Internet Access, Multimedia Content Delivery and Digital Signage. Emitel’s offering also includes the design and installation of radio diffusion and radio communications systems with related technical consulting. Since 2011, Emitel has been owned by EM GROUP S.A. R.L, belonging to Montag Private Equity.

More information available at: www.emitel.pl

About IFS

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2011 was SKr 2.6 billion.

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