January-31-12

Kitron live with IFS Applications and IFS Enterprise Explorer

Kitron ASA is one of Scandinavia’s leading Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies—providing expertise within development and design, industrialization and manufacturing to service/repair and product upgrades. In 2009, Kitron decided to invest in IFS Applications in order to standardize and streamline its business processes across its multinational organization. 

Norwegian electronics manufacturer Kitron has implemented IFS Applications throughout the entire group. The solution, which has been implemented in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, China, and the U.S., features the IFS Enterprise Explorer interface, designed for intuitive and efficient navigation to support the modern ERP user.

One of the most important requirements during the evaluation process was an intuitive and user-friendly interface, which they found in IFS Enterprise Explorer.

“When we were evaluating different ERP solutions, intuitiveness and usability were essential requirements. Now, when the dust has settled, we can conclude that IFS Enterprise Explorer has proven itself as a successful investment. The interface has been well received throughout the corporation since it makes it easy for users to locate, enter and communicate the correct data,” said Olaf Kristen Kristensen, Solutions Competence Center Manager, Kitron.

“We have extensive experience from the EMS space and thus fully understand the demanding conditions within this industry. Intuitive solutions ensuring efficiency, productivity and a uniform way of doing business, regardless of geographic location, are essential to productivity and profitability. We are convinced that our focus on user experience and intuitive ERP will continue to help Kitron in all future ventures,” said Glenn Arnesen, CEO, IFS Scandinavia.

User experience is one of IFS’s most important strategic focus areas. IFS Enterprise Explorer, which has been highly acclaimed by the user community, is one example of IFS executing on its strategy. Other examples of user-centric solutions are IFS’s new BI solution, various social media-inspired communication tools and the IFS Touch Apps. IFS will soon also launch an enhanced user experience for the next core version.

About Kitron

Kitron is one of Scandinavia’s leading corporations in the development, industrialization and manufacturing of electronics to market segments that include data/telecom, defense, energy, manufacturing, medical devices, and offshore/maritime. The corporation is represented in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, China, and the U.S. Kitron reported revenue of approximately NOK 1.7 billion in 2010 and had about 1,100 employees.

More information is available at www.kitron.com.

About IFS

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.

More information on IFS is available at www.IFSWORLD.com.

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