20 December, 2013
JLU Group selects IFS Applications
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that the JLU Group, headquartered in Haiger, Germany, has decided to implement IFS Applications™ to standardize its business processes. The agreement includes licenses and services.
The JLU Group serves a variety of industries and is globally positioned with a broad range of products and services. The group’s portfolio includes the development, production, and distribution of waste collectors, ladder systems and access technology, industrial shelf construction as well as lifting, handling and transportation systems. The JLU Group with more than 1,000 employees has its headquarters in Haiger, Germany but operates globally with seven companies and 17 subsidiaries.
With its existing ERP system no longer maintained by the vendor, the JLU Group was looking for a new comprehensive and fully integrated solution that could be implemented throughout the group. After an extensive selection process, the group chose IFS Applications.
With IFS Applications, the group will harmonize its IT landscape and optimize cross-company business processes. To achieve this, the subsidiary company LOTUS, the central service provider of the JLU Group, will implement the ERP solution gradually in all companies within the group. When fully implemented, the JLU Group will be using the IFS solution to support a wide range of processes—from accounting and HR to project, production and quality management as well as maintenance and sales.
"We mainly opted for IFS because of their understanding of the needs of medium-sized companies and its comprehensive process knowledge in different fields of the manufacturing industry," LOTUS Project Manager Martin Dilthey said. "It was also important to us that the software can be used internationally and that the provider is present on all relevant sites."
"We are pleased that the JLU Group has chosen our software," IFS Europe Central Vice President Sales & Marketing Peter Höhne said. "This decision is further evidence of the strength of IFS when it comes to supporting the business processes of structurally diversified and internationally positioned enterprises."
IFS™is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service & asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2012 was SKr 2.7 billion.
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