Monday, January 05, 2015

IFS named as a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management

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Gartner Magic Quadrant recognizes IFS for its Enterprise Service Management solution.

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has been named as a leader for its Enterprise Service Management solution in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, authored by William McNeill, Michael Maoz and Jason Wong on 22nd December 2014. It is believed that the significant investment IFS has made to build a comprehensive and open Enterprise Service Management solution is the reason why Gartner has positioned IFS as a ‘Leader’ within the Magic Quadrant.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management and believe it is testimony to the progress we have made in providing a leading product for service companies across the industry spectrum,” said Cindy Jaudon, President and CEO of IFS Americas and executive sponsor of IFS’s Enterprise Service Management center of excellence. “We feel it also highlights our global delivery capabilities and continued focus on growing our partner network that mean that we can now offer a solution for service in the field, in a plant, at a customer’s home or office, in a depot environment, on linear or other capital assets – literally anywhere any type of service management is required. We call it ‘The Power of Any’ and are delivering it though IFS Enterprise Service Management.”

Trends identified in the report outline the rise in cloud and mobility as key industry drivers. A recent Gartner Field Service Management survey found that 85% of respondents indicated that they either are already using mobile field service apps or plan to use them within 24 months. Additionally, mobility was a top-three decision criterion for more than 60% of respondents.

Jaudon continued: “We feel our leader position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, like the recent recognition of being named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies, published November 2014, is the result of our continuous commitment to innovation, quality and to delivering software that is among the easiest to implement and use.”

Gartner identifies those companies in the Leaders’ quadrant as follows: “Leaders have a robust scheduling engine that is scalable to thousands of technicians, and they demonstrate a market-defining vision of how technology can help service professionals achieve business objectives. Leaders have the ability to execute against that vision through products, services and demonstrated, solid business results in the form of revenue and earnings. Leaders have significant, successful customer deployments in North America, EMEA and the Asia/Pacific region in a wide variety of vertical industries, with multiple proof points above 1,000 users. Other providers in the market measure themselves against the Leaders and emulate or copy their strategies and tactics. Leaders demonstrate market strength based on installed base depth, and affect market trends in all categories for the criteria on which they're evaluated. Users of the software feel they are gaining a competitive advantage over others in their industry.”

A complimentary copy of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management is available from the IFS website: www.ifsworld.com/en/news/industry-analyst-research.

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About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering business software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) that was founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,600 employees. IFS supports more than 2,200 customers worldwide from local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries. For more information visit:www.ifsworld.com.

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