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IFS lands Eagle Project -- launches IFS Applications 8

Melbourne, May 25, 2012 -- IFS, the global enterprise applications company, launches the latest version of its extended ERP suite, IFS Applications™ 8. The solution has been developed in close collaboration with early adopter customers under the name Project Eagle. With this new generation, IFS brings to its customers leading-edge industry innovations realised through a uniquely intuitive user experience.

The Eagle Project was initiated in September, 2009 and represents IFS’s most significant product investment, combining the revolutionary user interface IFS Enterprise Explorer with market-leading functionality within IFS’s four process focus. Based entirely on agile development methodology and in close collaboration with customers, IFS Applications 8 consolidates all innovations produced since the previous version.

IFS focuses on industries where any of the four core processes service and asset, projects, manufacturing, and supply chain, are strategic. The new and enhanced features are custom-built to support the latest trends within the industries that focus on these four core processes. The new version also includes a new BI concept, enhanced platform technology and a fully user-centric approach to business applications.

IFS Applications 8 is the first version to be delivered with the IFS Enterprise Explorer (IFS EE) interface as standard. The interface is based on the latest usability research and offers extensive customisation options to suit each individual role and competency within a company. Equipped with a multitude of intuitive features for filtering, searching and navigating data, IFS EE is set to redefine the way users interact with the system.

"We are very pleased to present IFS Applications 8. It has been a very rewarding project which has now come to fruition in the form of new and enhanced industry solutions coupled with an intuitive and elegant user experience. The inspiration for Project Eagle has mainly come from our customers, without whom this undertaking would have been impossible. The new version also gives us an advanced platform for future solutions," said Rob Stummer, Managing Director at IFS Australia and New Zealand.

With IFS Applications 8 and IFS EE as a platform, IFS is currently exploring a number of technological solutions to support the future needs of the market. With IFS Labs, the in-house experimental think-tank, IFS is leading the way in fields such as touch-screen-based ERP for tablet computers, augmented reality in a business context and next-generation smartphone apps.

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About IFS
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: Service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2011 was SKr 2.6 billion.

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