Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Systembolaget, the Swedish alcohol monopoly, upgrades to IFS Applications 9


IFS will deliver licenses valued at approximately SKr 13 million

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Systembolaget has chosen to upgrade to IFS Applications™ 9. The project includes implementation of additional functionality and will be executed in collaboration with a partner. The IFS retail solution will be used by 4,000 employees in more than 400 stores.

Since 2001, Systembolaget has been using IFS Applications to support logistics and retail processes across a network of stores throughout Sweden. The current upgrade is aimed at providing Systembolaget with a modern solution that will ensure increased user satisfaction and business value.

Systembolaget will also implement new functionality to enhance processes such as in-store inventory, mobile warehousing, forecasting and store stock planning and replenishment. The solution also features improved in-store support using an intuitive user interface that provides staff with a role-based overview of key store data for effective daily operations and decision making.

“We are upgrading to IFS Applications 9 to empower staff with a highly usable ERP system,” Systembolaget CIO Mattias Forsberg said. “The new version of IFS Applications will be an important tool in our ongoing efforts to optimize workflows and productivity, both today and in the future as our business needs evolve.”

IFS Scandinavia CEO Glenn Arnesen commented, “Systembolaget has been using IFS solutions for over a decade, so we are pleased to continue to help them derive value from their ERP system by using the latest version of IFS Applications. Drawing on our experience of working with some of the world’s most respected brands, we look forward to delivering an industry solution that will help Systembolaget optimize its retail operations.”

The first phase of the implementation is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2016.

To learn more about how IFS supports customers in the retail sector, please visit: www.ifsworld.com/en/industries/retail/.

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