Monday, December 17, 2007

IFS Applications wins CER award for ERP System of the Year 2007 in the Service Industry category

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has won the CER Award for its business software, IFS Applications, for the second year running. CER (Center of Enterprise Research) experts named IFS Applications 7 ‘ERP System of the Year’ in the service industry category, further strengthening the company’s position as a market-leading ERP provider. CER evaluated the competing products according to the following criteria: implementation time, ergonomics, technology, integration, support concept, customer value and communication.

The award recognizes how the SOA-based architecture which IFS Applications 7 is based on optimizes total cost of ownership and enables companies to react with agility to changes in the market, to maintain competitive advantage. With a combination of industry-specific and functional components, IFS Applications is an efficient and cost-saving ERP solution for the service and other industries.

Wilfried Gschneidinger, managing director of IFS Central Europe said, “Naturally, we are very pleased to be named ERP System of the Year by CER. Winning this award again demonstrates that we have firmly established our innovative product line in the service industry, especially in the German market. We always put our customers’ needs first, and in the future we plan to continue focussing on product innovation and maximum flexibility for our customers’ benefit.” 

In addition to this year’s distinction by CER, IFS was recently honoured as Company of the Year by Construction Computing magazine in the UK.

About IFS

IFS (OMX STO: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides ERP solutions which enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes. The solutions allow resources to be used in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantage.Founded in 1983, IFS has 2,600 employees worldwide. With IFS Applications™, now in its seventh generation, IFS has pioneered component-based ERP software. The component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries in 22 languages.IFS has over 600,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; manufacturing; process industries; construction, contracting & service management; retail & wholesale distribution and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provide extended ERP functionality, including CRM, SCM, PLM, CPM, enterprise asset management, and MRO capabilities.

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