Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Dyrup selects IFS Applications to streamline business processes
Danish paint and wood care product supplier, Dyrup A/S, has selected IFS Applications to standardize critical business processes throughout the group. In combination with other strategic projects being implemented by the group, the new enterprise applications will contribute to considerably improved profitability for Dyrup. The contract includes consulting services and software licenses for 300 users as well options for an additional 500 users.
Dyrup A/S, whose goal is to become one of Europe’s leading suppliers of wood care products, is represented in a number of countries through its own stores and via distributors. To improve the company’s profitability, Dyrup initiated in 2007 a range of strategic projects to harmonize corporate processes and enable better analysis, management and control. The introduction of a new ERP solution is a prioritized project in this context.
The solution from IFS is a complete enterprise applications suite with components for product development, CRM, sales and distribution, operations planning, purchasing, manufacturing, warehouse management and financials.
“We are in the middle of a major change process that will modernize our business processes. We found well documented support for this in IFS Applications, which is agile, future-oriented, and very user-friendly,” Erik Holm, managing director of Dyrup A/S, said.
IFS has invested in the chemicals industry for many years and offers industry-specific functionality that supports critical business processes such as batch processing, recipe handling, quality assurance, and demand planning. The enterprise applications also include a complete solution for asset and product lifecycle management.
“IFS have documented success in our industry. Good references and proven business-critical functionality with a comprehensive solution that provides total support for our operations were the most important reasons why we chose IFS to replace our BPICS solution from INFOR,” Holm said.
IFS customers in the chemicals industry include DuPont, Jotun, Flint Group, Willamette Valley Company, Akzo Nobel, and Becker Industrial Coatings.
“Our ambition is to increase our market share in this industry. The agreement with Dyrup shows that our applications and competence are in demand. In addition, it is pleasing for IFS in Scandinavia to see that our investment in Denmark is bearing fruit after the opening of our new office in Ørestad,” Glenn Arnesen, managing director of IFS Scandinavia, said.
IFS (OMX STO: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides solutions which enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes - allowing resources to be used in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantage.IFS was founded in 1983 and now has 2,600 employees worldwide. IFS has pioneered component-based ERP software with IFS Applications, now in its seventh generation. IFS’ component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries in 22 languages.IFS has over 600,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; high-tech; industrial manufacturing; process industries; construction, service & facilities management and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provides extended ERP functionality including customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM), corporate performance management (CPM), enterprise asset management (EAM) and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities.