23 August, 2017

Leading technical contractor GK Gruppen selects IFS Applications to optimize field service and project management

IFS Applications to support 3,000 users across three countries

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that GK, a leading technical contractor and service provider, has chosen IFS Applications™ to unify key business processes and accelerate growth.

GK Gruppen AS is one of Scandinavia’s leading technical contractors and service partners within plumbing, ventilation, cooling, building automation, electrical installations and security. The company has more than 3,000 employees in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

GK Gruppen AS and its’ subsidiaries will be leveraging a fully integrated ERP solution to support and optimize mission-critical business processes such as service management, project management, CRM, mobility, HR, BI, supply chain, and finance.

The solution will provide the 3,000 users with an end-to-end solution for service and project management, ranging from single work orders to extensive service and maintenance contracts and large projects across multiple business units and subsidiaries. GK field service technicians will be equipped with advanced capabilities for managing tasks and work orders via mobile devices. IFS Applications will eventually be replacing most of GKs existing systems.

“GK Gruppen AS has grown rapidly and entered new market segments the past years. We needed one single solution that could manage service orders and processes across all business areas. We believe the new solution will provide an even stronger base for delivering market oriented products to our customers,” Øyvind Monrad-Krohn, CIO at GK Gruppen AS said. “IFS Applications provides a fully integrated solution that enables GK to manage large scale service agreements and small service orders for existing buildings as well as complex installation-projects for new buildings, with effective coordination across all technical disciplines resulting in higher value delivered to our customers. The new common solution will also act as a solid foundation for digitalization and operational effectiveness, for example by the strong mobility features and service capabilities that can improve the utilization of our field service technicians. Furthermore, we were impressed by the deep industry expertise of the IFS consultants.”

Glenn Arnesen, CEO of IFS in Scandinavia, added, “We are very pleased that a leading technical contractor such as GK has selected IFS Applications. This is a milestone win for IFS that highlights the strength of our solution, our project implementation record and the industry expertise that we provide in in the construction and service sector. Technology in the construction market has evolved quickly the past years and GK is a leader within this area with a rapidly increasing number of large customers with complex infrastructures and processes.”

For more information about how IFS supports construction organizations, visit http://www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/engineering-construction-infrastructure/

About GK

GK is Scandinavia’s leading end-to-end technical facility manager and contractor. We work with all technical systems in all kinds of buildings, and have departments within project design, installation and service. Our team of more than 3000 employees in Norway, Sweden and Demark provides world-class projects and technical services to some of Europe’s harshest environments. Out track record comprises large, complex installation projects, such as a new hospitals, museums, theatres, hotels and data centres. Follow us on Twitter: @gknorge and www.gk.no

About IFS

IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,300 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners.

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