Thursday, February 19, 2009

IFS South Africa expands telco footprint in Africa through partnership with Dovetel Tanzania & BroadBand Company Uganda

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced today that Dovetel has signed a contract to implement IFS Applications at its Dar es Salaam headquarters. The business applications will enable Dovetel to develop products and services to fill gaps in the Tanzanian & Ugandan telecoms market, ultimately increase competition, drive down end-user tariffs in the respective countries, and pave the way for a competitive edge in the region.

IFS was chosen for its extensive experience in the Telecom industry and the high flexibility of its solution, which matches the requirements of a new player like Dovetel.

IFS prioritizes the telecom and utilities markets and has more than 150 customers involved in the industry. IFS Applications supports planning and forecasting, improves efficiency and control in day-to-day operations and integrates project, asset and facilities management with contract management, workforce management, supply chain management and business intelligence. Customers include telecom operators and network construction & maintenance providers such as NetCom (Norway), Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), Telsul (Brazil), Eltel Networks (Nordic and Baltic), MTN (Nigeria and South Africa) and Teracom (Sweden).

About IFS

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a fully-integrated, component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. The company has more than 2,000 customers in 54 countries and focuses on seven main industries: aerospace & defense, utilities & telecom, manufacturing, process industries, automotive, retail & wholesale distribution, and construction contracting & service management. IFS has 2,600 employees and net revenue in 2007 was SKr 2.4 billion.IFS Applications is a trademark of Industrial and Financial Systems, IFS AB (publ). All other referenced company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

Vice President Corporate Communications Oliver Pilgerstorfer

Phone: +44 1494 428900

Contact Oliver Pilgerstorfer

Vice President, Corporate Communications Oliver Pilgerstorfer

Phone: 44 1494 428900

Contact Oliver Pilgerstorfer