02 April, 2015
SII Group selects IFS to optimize project management across its international operations
IFS Applications to be deployed for 4,430 users in 14 countries starting with France, Romania, Spain, and Germany
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that SII Group, an international IT systems and consulting services provider, has chosen to implement IFS Applications™ to enhance project management and business-critical processes such as quality management and export control.
Paris-based SII Group is a trusted technology partner that provides high value-added solutions to many renowned corporations. To support the expansion of its offshore operations and future business growth, the company needed to replace its legacy business system with a standard solution that could ensure flexibility and scalability.
After evaluating major ERP vendors such as SAP, Microsoft AX, and Unit 4, SII Group selected IFS Applications because of its broad functional coverage and project management capabilities.
The solution includes support for project management, quality management including audit management, and export control for enhanced collaboration with customers in heavily regulated verticals such as aerospace and defense. IFS Applications will be deployed for 430 users with an additional 4,000 SII staff accessing the system for project and time reporting.
“We chose IFS Applications because it offered us excellent capabiltites to manage our complex projects that often span across sites and countries,” SII Group CEO, Eric Matteucci said. “Operating in a dynamic market, we feel confident that IFS will be able to offer flexible support as we continue to develop our business, both domestically and abroad.”
“Our enterprise project management solution has been developed to manage complex project lifecycles in some of the world’s most demanding industries, making it the ideal solution for multi-site and multi-country organization such as SII,” IFS France president Amor Bekrar said. “We are very proud to announce the agreement with SII Group, a well-respected brand in France’s IT industry, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
The implementation project is expected to be completed in Q2, 2016.
As a trusted technology partner, SII Group provides high value-added solutions for the IT projects of many large corporations. It relies on a staff of expert engineers and on methods at the cutting edge of quality standards to carry out its activities in:
- Technology Consulting (IT, electronics and telecommunications), which accounts for 54% of its business, and
- Systems Integration (IT technology and networks), which accounts for 46% of the total.
SII Group has opted for a corporate structure that offers the responsiveness and flexibility associated with local-level services, with nine regional offices in France and fourteen more in other countries, all of which have access to all of the Group’s operational resources and can provide effective services to major corporations’ international operations.
The Group posted revenue of €294.2m in fiscal 2013-2014, which ended March 31, 2014, reflecting like-for-like growth of 3.3 percent. Year after year, SII Group has been expanding its profitable operations and its growth has significantly outpaced that of other firms in its sector.
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) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com.
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IFS discloses the information herein pursuant to the Financial Instruments Act (1991:980) and/or the Securities Markets Act (2007:528). The information was submitted for publication on April 2 2015, at 4.45 p.m. CEST.