Thursday, May 15, 2008
QlikTech becomes IFS Partner to sell next-generation business intelligence solution to IFS customers
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that QlikTech has joined the IFS Global Software Partner Program. With QlikTech’s world class solution QlikView, IFS will now be able to offer its customers a powerful yet easy-to-use business intelligence (BI) solution that is both fast and easy to deploy.
The IFS Global Software Partner Program enables IFS to offer customers extended functionality available from complementary vendors that are supported by the expertise of IFS. Other benefits of the partnership program include support from IFS integration specialists, joint marketing initiatives, and participation in IFS events.
QlikView uses patented, in-memory association technology for powerful analysis, dashboards, and reporting. IFS’ key objective is to empower information workers to leverage business intelligence to its full potential. With the addition of QlikView to IFS’ enterprise software package IFS Applications, customers get a more visual and interactive analysis of their data.
“Through cooperation with partners like QlikTech, we are able to offer our customers a wider choice of business functionality and let them become more agile,” said Peder Daxberg, Vice President Global Alliances 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.”
“This is a great partnership because it allows IFS’ customers to benefit from QlikTech’s expertise in functional BI solutions in many important areas throughout the enterprise, from sales to supply chain, and more,” said Peter McQuade, Vice President of Global Alliances at QlikTech, “We will work with IFS both through our own organization, and with our Sell Partners around the world.” The partnership will initially focus on the European market, but will soon expand to all IFS markets.
IFS (OMX: 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; manufacturing; process industries; construction, contracting & service management; retail & wholesale distribution, 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.