Monday, December 15, 2008

Atrion International joins IFS Global Software Partner Program to provide product compliance across the entire Product Life Cycle

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces that Atrion International, a leading provider of Product Compliance solutions, has joined the IFS Global Software Partner Program. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Atrion’s Product Compliance solution can be integrated with IFS Applications, enabling IFS customers to automate and streamline product compliance across the entire Product Life Cycle.

IFS and Atrion have been collaborating for several years on a case -by– case basis. The integrated solution is a tried and proven offering, with many successful implementations, with notable companies such as Akzo Nobel and Becker Acroma. Atrion's unique integration of product compliance and technological expertise provides a strategic business process that addresses changing regulatory requirements imposed on formula-based process industries. Atrion’s solution makes it easy to follow and stay up to date with legislative requirements for instance with the control, labeling, and classification of chemicals – from the development stage to sales. The combined IFS/Atrion solution will provide customers with dynamic regulatory content, applications, and services which integrate product lifecycle compliance into their ERP systems, making the processing of material compliance information easier, automated, and streamlined. Other terms of the agreement include support from IFS integration specialists, as well as joint participation in the sales, marketing initiatives, and IFS events.

IFS is one of the world’s leading providers of component-based business software developed using open standards. IFS’ industry-focused solutions are optimized for ERP, EAM, and MRO. “Through working with partners like Atrion International, we are able to offer our customers a wider choice of business functionality and enable them to become more agile,” said Ulf Annas, Solution Partner Director at IFS. “It is possible for us to collaborate closely with our software partners as IFS Applications is based on a service-oriented architecture into which partners’ components can easily integrate.”

“Our partner strategy at Atrion focuses on establishing strong, long-term relationships with a select number of leading technology, regulatory, and consulting organizations that share a deep commitment to customer success,” said Patrick J. Lavoie, Atrion’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to a successful partnership with IFS as we work together on various go-to-market strategies that will enable companies to minimize health and environmental impacts of hazardous chemical substances throughout the product life cycle.”

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.

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Phone: +44 1494 428900

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Vice President, Corporate Communications Oliver Pilgerstorfer

Phone: 44 1494 428900

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