Thursday, November 03, 2011

IFS Cindy Jaudon named finalist—8th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Stevie Award Winners to be announced in New York on November 11.

IFS North America

IFS North America President and CEO Cindy Jaudon has been named a finalist in the Stevie Awards, which will be broadcast live on the Business TalkRadio network on November 11, 2011.

Jaudon is a finalist for the Best Executive – Non-Services Businesses – Up to 2,500 Employees – Computer Software category in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 11. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the United States and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the United States by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,300 entries – a record for the competition – were submitted this year for consideration in 75 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the six final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among the finalists during final judging.

“Women entrepreneurs and executives continue to innovate, excel, and impress,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “Regardless of general economic conditions, the achievements of women-owned and –run organizations around the world remain high, and are reflected in this year’s impressive body of finalists.”

Jaudon’s ability to ensure IFS’s customer satisfaction levels remain high over the long term has been of critical importance and hasn’t gone unnoticed. She has successfully led her team to raise the satisfaction level of IFS’s North American customer base and has kept that satisfaction consistently high compared to those using competing software suites. In fact, IFS’s customer satisfaction numbers have increased for the fourth straight year. January’s IFS customer satisfaction survey found that 98 percent of customers were more than satisfied with IFS. This is truly impressive when you consider the nature of enterprise resource planning software.

“I am quite humbled and flattered to be a finalist for the 8th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business,” IFS President and CEO Cindy Jaudon said. “The ability to work and collaborate closely with customers has been one of IFS’s main strengths over the years, so this is a very fitting award nomination for IFS. It wouldn’t be possible without the support of everyone within IFS who continues to provide outstanding service to our customers. My role is really just listening closely to customers, making sure customer satisfaction is a top priority and seeing that the right people and resources are available to our customers. This in turn drives customer retention, increased sales to the established customer base and makes us a more desirable and attractive company to do business with for our prospective customers.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/women

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com. Sponsors and supporters of the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 12) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Coloredge, Infogroup, KeyBank | Key4Women, Melilea International Group of Companies, SDL, and Smart Reader Worldwide.

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 more than 50 countries with 2,700 employees in total. Net revenue in 2010 was SKr 2.6 billion.

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