Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Armstrong International, Inc. selects IFS Applications to standardize global operation
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced today that in the last quarter of 2007 Armstrong International, Inc.(AII), headquartered in Three Rivers, Mich., selected IFS Applications in order to unify its global manufacturing business.
AII, a manufacturer of intelligent system solutions for steam, air and hot water utility applications, operates sales, manufacturing and seminar facilities around the world. By implementing IFS Applications, AII will integrate locations in the US, Europe and Asia, for improved communication, reduced transactions and consolidated visibility of critical business information.
“We are currently running different enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems at all of our main manufacturing facilities and this challenge had to be addressed,” Armstrong International, Inc. Chief Information Officer Kurt Armstrong said. “We began the process of looking for a new ERP system in an effort to become more global and streamline all our locations to depend on one business system. We selected IFS because it showed a strong backbone to support our manufacturing needs, its shop floor control modules were very impressive and in all it met the functionality requirement at a low total cost of ownership.”
“IFS Applications is the ideal choice for manufactures, such as Armstrong International, with complex worldwide operations," IFS North America President and CEO Cindy Jaudon said. “We are pleased to partner with Armstrong International to accomplish their global standardization efforts through our component-based software that easily supports multiple sites, multiple languages, multiple currencies, and multiple sets of accounting rules.”
Industrial manufacturing is one of IFS’ seven targeted market segments. IFS has a broad customer base in the industry, focusing on medium to large-sized manufacturers that need support for complex order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing across the extended enterprise. With strong support for project management, engineering, constraint-based scheduling, product configuration, and after-sales support, IFS’ component-based business solutions are designed to help companies improve quality, contain costs, and improve their competitive position in manufacturing industry segments such as machinery, defense, fabricated metal products, and plastics. Industrial manufacturing companies also benefit from IFS’ lifecycle management solution, which goes beyond product lifecycle management (PLM) to provide better integration and management of three critical business areas—products, customers, and resources—throughout their lifecycles. IFS Industrial Manufacturing customers include Fabcon, Chief Industries, Aeromatic-Fielder, Star-Cutter, J&H Machine Tools, Konskilde, Nolato Group, Bombardier, Partnertech AB, Mechanik Center Erlangen GmbH, Völkl and Tour & Andersson.
IFS (OMX STO: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides ERP solutions that 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 more than 600,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; high-tech; industrial manufacturing; process industries; construction, contracting, service & facilities management; and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provides extended ERP functionality, including CRM, SCM, PLM, CPM, enterprise asset management, and MRO capabilities