Thursday, May 20, 2010

Poznań Municipal Transport Company to improve efficiency and profitability with IFS Applications

IFS Poland and system integrator Sygnity S. A. have signed a contract with Poznań Municipal Transport Company Ltd (Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu Sp. z o.o. , MPK Poznań) for the implementation of IFS Applications. The new integrated enterprise system will increase the efficiency of MPK Poznań’s business processes and the overall availability of its services. The value of the contract is approximately € 1.6 million. The system will have 300 users, and the implementation will start in May 2010.

IFS Applications will support all MPK Poznań’s key business processes, including project management and accounting, financials and controlling, purchasing and logistics, maintenance, document management, human resources and payroll management. The business software will also enable work time registration (RCP) based on input from personal chip cards. The solution will assure real-time access to key enterprise information, the automation of business processes and decrease the need of paper documentation.

“We decided to implement IFS Applications to improve our company’s efficiency because it is a modern, integrated ERP system with a proven track record for our type of processes. After the implementation, we expect to utilize our resources better, increase profitability, and provide better transport services to the people of Poznan, said Wojciech Tulibacki, President of MPK Poznań.

“Public transport companies are characterized by a complex structure, with an operation and service levels that depend on the proper maintenance and upkeep of equipment. IFS Applications provides support for all these processes, enabling better utilization of available resources such as personnel, vehicles, workshops and spare parts. This has a positive impact on service quality and contributes to budgetary savings,” said Marcin Taranek, President of IFS CEE.

IFS Poland has successfully delivered similar solutions to public transport companies in Cracow and Łódź.

“This solution, which includes IFS Applications and the RCP system, will replace diverse systems that had been in use till now in MPK Poznań. I am sure that both MPK Poznań and the citizens of Poznań will benefit, from the better management of the public transport fleet,” said Jacek Kujawa, Vice President of Sygnity S.A.

Sygnity A.S. has previously delivered implementation and services for MPK Poznań’s electronic ticket system KOMKARTA.

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 agile businesses 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 2009 was SKr 2.6 billion.The information is that which IFS is required to declare by the Securities Business Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on May 20, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. CET.

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