28 October, 2016

IFS signs four channel partners in the UK

Anthesis, Cooper Software, Cedar Bay and MASS appointed to help IFS deliver extended support and deepen capabilities in focus industries

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Anthesis, Cedar Bay, Cooper Software and MASS, have joined the IFS Partner Network, as Authorized partners in the UK and, in doing so, extending IFS’s ability to implement and support IFS Applications™ across the country.

By becoming an official partner, each company will gain access to IFS training, certifications and sales resources through the IFS Academy, providing the support needed by each organization to increase their expertise as an IFS implementation partner.

Anthesis brings on board its expertise in delivering ERP projects in over 25 countries, with a team of more than 200 consultants internationally.

Commenting on the partnership, Tom Constantine, Anthesis Director, said, “What we have found invaluable has been the ease of connectivity with IFS; having direct links to IFS staff as a responsive source of information has meant that Anthesis has full support when required. Access to the latest versions of software and side-by-side engagement on jointly delivered projects has allowed us to work together as a true partnership should. Through this, our global consulting team is better equipped to help our clients drive further value from their ERP applications”.

Cedar Bay delivers hardware, software, process consultancy for the end-to-end implementation of data capture solutions.

Roger Teagle, Managing Director, Cedar Bay, said, “Cedar Bay sees real value in being part of the IFS Partner Network. Our team has a depth of experience in the ERP marketplace, which in the last six years has been focused on delivering our world-class data capture solutions. We believe that this experience, coupled with the industry-leading IFS Applications 9 software and our lean implementation methodology, will allow the solution to be deployed successfully in the SME market.”

Cooper Software is a mid-market technology consultancy specialising in major project implementations and upgrades, mobile app development, business intelligence and 24/7 service desk support.

Cooper Software Managing Director, Frank Cooper, said, “We have enjoyed a successful collaboration with IFS for over 10 years, offering top-class business support and solutions to hundreds of clients across many diverse segments. Extending our partnership from services partner to a channel partner of IFS Applications is the logical next step for us and one which we are excited to take. We see IFS as the ideal growth partner for Cooper Software and we look forward to working closely together to strengthen our product and service lines as we look to expand our IFS footprint.”

MASS provides customers in defense, government, business and education with tailored solutions that are critical to their ability to deliver effective operations, which will enable IFS to deepen its footprint in the aerospace and defense industry.

MASS Group Head, Roy Pickerill, said,” MASS has expertise in digital transformation in defense across management, support chain, and logistics. We are currently using Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI), to secure and exploit the data required to enable the next generation of MoD output-based contracting. The partnership with IFS will support radical transformation to customers’ operational performance as well as de-risk large-scale change programs by providing agile, strategy-focused process improvement, data analytics, and system integration.

Paul Massey, Managing Director of IFS Europe West, commented, “We are continuously looking at how we can work with partners to deliver the best possible solution to our customers across the UK, while helping them to be successful and to meet their increasingly complex demands. Recognizing the commitment that each of our new partners show in terms of service, value, and professionalism, and their focus on helping customers leverage IFS solutions to transform their business, we are delighted to now formalize these four relationships.”

For more information about the IFS Partner Network, please visit www.ifsworld.com/corp/partners/.

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