Wednesday, January 07, 2009
IFS signs new agreement with Sanitec
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that Sanitec is expanding its use of IFS Applications in its Swedish subsidiary, IFÖ Sanitär AB (IFÖ), by adding the manufacturing component and upgrading to IFS Applications 7.5. Sanitec will also roll out the solution to the other Nordic countries. The contract, which was signed in 2008, includes licenses, consulting services and maintenance and has a total value of more than SKr 14 million.
Sanitec, through its Swedish subsidiary IFÖ, has been an IFS customer since 1998 and has implemented IFS Applications components for financials, sales & logistics and maintenance. Now Sanitec is expanding the solution by adding the IFS manufacturing component to replace legacy software.
“We have seen several benefits from working with IFS Applications so far and look forward to upgrading the solution,” Frida Norrbom, Chief Information Officer at Sanitec, said. “Our users have long experience of IFS Applications and find it easy to use, which will ease the implementation.”
After upgrading to IFS Applications, 7.5, Sanitec will roll out the solution to the business units Porsgrund Bad in Norway, and IDO in Finland.
Glenn Arnesen, Managing Director IFS Scandinavia, is pleased that Sanitec has chosen to develop the use of IFS Applications further.
“It’s important to us that our long-term customers extend the use of IFS applications with new components and by rolling out the solution internationally. We are proud to work alongside one of the most successful, innovative and environmentally responsible bathroom solutions company in the world,” Arnesen said.
Industrial manufacturing is one of IFS’ targeted market segments. IFS has a broad customer base in the industry, focusing on large to medium-sized manufacturers that need support for complex order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing across the extended enterprise. With strong support for project management, engineering, constraint-based scheduling, product configuration, and after sales, IFS’ component-based business solutions are designed to help companies improve quality, contain costs, and improve their competitive position in manufacturing industry segments such as machinery, defense, fabricated metal products, and plastics.
Industrial manufacturing companies also benefit from IFS’ lifecycle management solution, which goes beyond product lifecycle management (PLM) to provide better integration and management of three critical business areas—products, customers, and resources—throughout their lifecycles. IFS industrial manufacturing customers include Fabcon, Chief Industries, Aeromatic-Fielder, Star Cutter, J&H Machine Tools, Kongskilde, Nolato Group, Bombardier, PartnerTech, Mechanik Center Erlangen, Völkl, and Tour & Andersson.
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.