The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-20T00:47:30Z Nearly 90 percent of Australian companies have sights set on artificial intelligence investment, IFS study reveals 2019-11-20T00:47:30Z nearly-90-percent-of-australian-companies-have-sights-set-on-artificial-intelligence-investment-ifs-study-reveals-1 Sydney, November 20, 2019 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces the findings of a global research study into the attitudes and strategies towards artificial intelligence (AI) among business leaders. The study polled 600 business leaders in countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Sweden, UK and the US and a broad spectrum of industries involved with their companies’ enterprise technology including enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), and field service management (FSM). Key findings: About 90 percent of respondents (Australia and globally) reported at least some plans to implement AI in various parts of their business. Inventory planning and logistics was the most commonly reported area of investment in Australia with 54 percent planning AI projects (39 percent globally), while customer relationship management (CRM) was second at 46 percent (39 percent globally). Globally, industrial automation was the most common area of AI investment at 45 percent (28 percent in Australia). When asked how they plan to use AI, 57 percent in Australia (61 percent globally) said they expected it would help them make existing workers more productive. Less than half, 39 percent in Australia (48 percent globally), said they would use AI to add value to products and services they sell to customers. About 29 percent in Australia (18 percent globally) said they would proactively use it to replace existing workers. While a majority of respondents anticipated productivity increases from AI, only 21 percent in Australia (29 percent globally) anticipated AI would lead to a reduction in headcount in their industry. To manage this, 57 percent of Australian respondents (56 percent globally) stated that society could best prepare by changing educational programs to prepare workers to make direct use of AI tools to increase their own productivity. Another 29 percent (23 percent globally) said they expect the market to create new jobs for people displaced by AI, while 11 percent (15 percent globally) suggested a shortened 30-hour work week. “AI is no longer an emerging technology. It is being implemented to support business automation in the here and now, as this study clearly proves,” IFS VP of AI and RPA Bob De Caux said. “We are seeing many real-world examples where technology is augmenting existing decision-making processes by providing users with more timely, accurate and pertinent information. In today’s disruptive economy, the convergence of technologies such as AI, RPA, and IoT is bolstering a new form of business automation that will provide companies that are brave enough with the tools and services they need to be more competitive and outflank larger competitors.” An early adopter of industrial automation solutions that make use of robotics to transform its business strategy is leading North American packaging manufacturer Cheer Pack, who deployed a fleet of AI-powered autonomous vehicles to robotise material movements in its US factory and has already seen strong returns on the investment. Cheer Pack Director of IT, Alex Ivkovic noted, “We expect the costs savings to be over 1.5 million US dollars per year. In addition, each and every employee will be re-tasked to a higher-skilled position helping us with our labour shortage.” Bob De Caux concluded, “The findings of the study and the real-world scenarios being realised at our customers point to the conclusion that the time is right for companies to reap both business and financial benefits from technology automation. Falling for the hype of AI is easy, but success requires disruption to existing business models. The technologies themselves are not a panacea, nor are they a universal solution to any problem. However, with the right data model and viable use cases, AI can support improved productivity and deliver significant benefits to both operations and the wider business. AI will be used by the vast majority of organisations in some form in the near future, extracting real value from intelligent processes, for the long-term.” Download the complete IFS study, “How are Companies Planning to Adopt Artificial Intelligence and Adjust to Resulting Disruptive Change”, here. About IFS IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realise their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ifs Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifs.com/ Resolute Mining digitises business with IFS Applications in the cloud 2019-08-13T22:26:35Z resolute-mining-digitises-business-with-ifs-applications-in-the-cloud MELBOURNE, August 14, 2019: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Resolute Mining Limited, a multi-mine, low-cost gold producer, has completed the first phase of an IFS Applications™ enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment to digitise and integrate its business operations. The ERP deployment replaces a number of standalone information systems with a single, integrated, cloud-based system accessible from all of Resolute’s sites. Leveraging IFS's global deployment capabilities, the system services the company’s head office in Perth and gold mines in Australia and Africa. IFS Applications now supports business processes across the organisation, including finance, human capital management (HCM), enterprise asset management (EAM), supply chain, mobile work orders, projects and subcontracts, document management, and health, safety & environment. A second phase of the deployment will integrate IFS Applications with mining production systems, including those controlling Resolute’s flagship Syama Gold Mine in Mali, the world’s first, purpose built, fully automated sub-level cave gold mine. “Before implementation, Resolute evaluated a number of competing global ERP suppliers. We chose IFS because it was consistently strong across all the different areas, particularly enterprise asset management,” said Jodie Hatch, Chief Technology Officer at Resolute Mining Limited. Consolidating business information in IFS Applications has created one version of the truth that is already leading to better reporting, more ready access to information, and significantly improved data quality and reliability. Hatch continued, “In the long run, Resolute will realise significant efficiencies from IFS Applications. Previously, each site operated in its own way. Information processing was more manual and monthly and quarterly and year-end reporting was time consuming. With IFS it has become more automated and streamlined.” Improved data quality will drive further efficiencies. Previously, for example, supplier data wasn’t consistent across different systems. “With greater accuracy we can improve reporting with IFS and leverage economies of scale for greater purchasing efficiencies,” concluded Hatch. Warren Zietsman, IFS Sales Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, said, “Resolute is a great example of a mining company making strategic investments in technology to drive innovation and efficiency. We are proud Resolute has chosen IFS Applications to digitise and integrate its business operations and look forward to supporting its ongoing business transformation.” Learn more about IFS Applications here: www.ifsworld.com/corp/solutions/ifs-applications/. About Resolute Mining Limited Resolute is a successful, dividend paying gold miner with more than 30 years of experience as an explorer, developer and operator of gold mines in Australia and Africa which have produced more than 8 million ounces of gold. Resolute owns four gold mines. Its flagship asset is the world class Syama Gold Mine in Mali which can produce more than 300,000 ounces of gold per annum from existing processing infrastructure. Resolute is currently commissioning the world’s first fully automated underground mine at Syama which will deliver a low cost, large scale operation with a mine life beyond 2032. The Mako Gold Mine in Senegal is a high quality, low cost asset with average production of ~140,000 ounces of gold annually. The Ravenswood Gold Mine in Australia and the Bibiani Gold Mine in Ghana are large scale assets that provide Resolute with significant production growth potential. Resolute trades on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker RSG. For more information, visit: rml.com.au About IFS IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realise their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ Rolls-Royce selects IFS to unlock new data insights on aircraft engines 2019-08-08T01:08:10Z rolls-royce-selects-ifs-to-unlock-new-data-insights-on-aircraft-engines Melbourne, August 8, 2019 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Rolls-Royce has chosen IFS Maintenix™ for exchanging engine data with airlines operating Rolls-Royce Trent engines, including the Trent 1000, Trent XWB and Trent 7000. With a long list of world-leading airlines operating with its engines, the IFS Maintenix solution will help Rolls-Royce and its customers share data. The IFS Maintenix Aviation Analytics capability enables the automated provision of field data, which ensures that Rolls-Royce receives timely and accurate information. IFS Maintenix then acts as a gateway to automatically push maintenance program changes from Rolls-Royce back to the airline operator. As a result, life-limited engine part maintenance deadlines can be updated based on actual operating conditions and life consumed by each engine in use. Rolls-Royce helps transport thousands of air passengers and tons of cargo across the world on a daily basis, and maximising the safety, efficiency and insights gained on each trip is paramount. With the support of IFS Maintenix and its Aviation Analytics capability, Rolls-Royce is able to offer a systematic method of exchanging and accurately updating airline engine life data to optimise the interval between engines being removed and sent for overhaul. This will provide new streams of data for Rolls-Royce to analyse the performance of fleets with Trent engines and refine the aftermarket offerings it can provide its customers, from service-based contracts to analytics insights and more. Richard Goodhead, Rolls-Royce, SVP Marketing – Civil Aerospace, said: “Ease of data sharing is a key component in the Rolls-Royce IntelligentEngine vision, which sees a future in which our aero engines are increasingly connected, contextually aware, and even comprehending. Working with IFS Maintenix to ensure we receive accurate and timely engine life data will help us as we make further progress toward that objective by helping us deliver greater levels of reliability and efficiency to our operators.” Scott Helmer, President, Aerospace & Defense Business Unit, IFS added: “We are thrilled to work with Rolls-Royce to deliver next-generation maintenance protocols, all based on up-to-date engine life data. This strategically important deal offers further proof that IFS Maintenix can help aviation organisations maximise the revenue potential of their assets through standard, lean, and predictable maintenance.” Learn more about how IFS supports customers in the aerospace and defense industry: www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/aerospace-and-defense/. About IFS IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realise their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: https://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS reports 48% increase in license revenue and 85% adjusted EBITDA growth in first half of 2019 2019-07-18T23:23:09Z ifs-reports-48-increase-in-license-revenue-and-85-adjusted-ebitda-growth-in-first-half-of-2019 Melbourne, July 19, 2019 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2019 that ended June 30, 2019. “When I look back at Q2 2018, which was my first full quarter with IFS, I am proud of the results we achieved. Reflecting on Q2 of this year, I’m simply blown away by what we accomplished together as we focused on delivering sensible solutions to our customers,” commented IFS Chief Executive Officer, Darren Roos. He continued: “IFS is the only vendor of scale in our sector that stands on a principle of choice, providing an experience free from ultimatums. Now that we see what this IFS is truly capable of, expectations for the second half of the year remain high and I am pleased to have increased our guidance for the remainder of the year to deliver 2019 revenues of $711 million, or 6.35 billion SEK, an increase that represents a 21% increase year-on-year.” IFS Chief Financial Officer, Constance Minc added, “We are not only hitting but exceeding our targets in all of our focused geographies, and key market segments. For example, Field Service Management (FSM) license revenue has increased by 119% in H1 year-on-year, which far outpaces industry-standard growth. As our product revenue continues to soar, IFS is asserting itself as a trusted, fast-moving and profitable challenger of the status quo in a market with staid competition. On top of that, the growth in adjusted EBITDA increased by 69% in Q1 versus Q1 2018 and grew by an even more impressive 97% in Q2 versus Q2 2018. This demonstrates that our growth is not at the expense of profitability and we are continuing to architect a sustainable, strong business.” Financial and Operational Highlights for H1 2019: Net revenue was 2,996 million SEK (US $322 million), an increase of 24% versus H1 2018. In Q2 alone, net revenue comprised 1,586 million SEK (US $168 million) License revenue increased 48% versus H1 2018 Excluding WorkWave, IFS cloud revenue increased 58% versus H1 2018 Adjusted EBITDA grew 85% versus H1 2018 The first half of 2019 saw an influx of new customers, which included IFS securing the largest deals in the company’s history. The figures offer clear evidence of a focused and profitably growing organisation that is committed to its singular focus on deriving value for IFS customers. Having assembled a senior management team of the industry’s best talent with a motivated and ambitious workforce, the company continues to go from strength to strength. IFS has also been recognised by industry analysts including IDC and Gartner for its enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and FSM solutions. Accolades include being named a Leader once again in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, as well as a Leader in the 2019 IDC MarketScape for SaaS and Cloud-Enabled EAM Providers. Such validation from respected third-parties confirms IFS’s prominent market position and forward momentum going into the second half of 2019 and beyond. The outlook for the third quarter remains positive, with guidance for the full 2019 financial year being increased to 6.35 billion SEK (US $711 million). Note: revenue growth figures based on Swedish Krona Q2 2019 versus Q2 2018 and are reported in actual currency. Learn more at www.ifsworld.com/corp/company/financial-results/. About IFS IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status-quo and realise their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at IFSworld.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: https://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS and Acumatica to form global cloud ERP powerhouse under EQT ownership 2019-06-20T00:39:06Z ifs-and-acumatica-to-form-global-cloud-erp-powerhouse-under-eqt-ownership Melbourne, Australia, June 20, 2019 – EQT Partners, a leading investment firm with US$45B (€40B) of assets under management, has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-native enterprise software provider Acumatica through an investment vehicle owned by the same holding company that holds IFS AB (Industrial and Financial Systems). To further reinforce this coalition, following the closing of the transaction Jonas Persson will serve as chairman for both companies. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, and Acumatica, the world’s fastest-growing Cloud ERP provider, will serve growth industries such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, service, energy and A&D, while competing directly with SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Infor and Sage among others. “I closely evaluated IFS and Acumatica for The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment,” said Mickey North Rizza, Program Vice President Enterprise Applications, IDC. “Each company was identified as a Major Player in the study, but for different reasons, and together they will truly complement one another. IFS can bolster Acumatica’s ability to globalise and expand in key industries, while Acumatica can support IFS with increased functionality in business intelligence, analytics and extensive experience of providing a true born-in-the-cloud ERP software-as-a-service offering.” “This collaboration is great news for both organisations, our customers, partners and employees,” said IFS CEO Darren Roos, who will assume a position on Acumatica’s board of directors. “EQT has brought together two businesses that will enjoy the key benefits of a partnership in the growing cloud enterprise applications market. IFS and Acumatica can benefit from one another’s resources, capabilities and strategies, but still enjoy full autonomy and rapid growth trajectories while avoiding disruptions to business operations or brand equity. Acumatica’s cloud-native architecture and operations are absolutely cutting edge, as is its commitment to partners and customers. I ultimately see this as two allies to cover the market from end to end, with combined strength to take market share.” “IFS is an admirable company in the ERP market who shares our belief in customer satisfaction,” said Jon Roskill, CEO, Acumatica. “We could not have asked for a better match of technologies, strategies and cultures. IFS and Acumatica both stand for customer satisfaction and choice, providing public, private and hybrid cloud options as well as modern licensing and rich independent software vendor (ISV) ecosystems. Acumatica’s customer-friendly licensing and industry-leading partner programs will not change, and our award-winning support will only get better. Combined with the proficiencies of IFS, Acumatica is positioned to expand into new markets and offer true global support for our rapidly expanding international customers.” The closing of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new global entity is ultimately designed to meet a growing range of customer requirements. Both IFS and Acumatica understand that businesses are becoming increasingly global, regardless of size or industry. To scale and compete, customers need a network of resources that will support business operations wherever they, their business partners and customers may be. To address these needs the two companies will tap into one another’s ISV, reseller and systems integrator communities, cross-pollinate technical resources and roadmaps, and implement best practices across services and support to enable efficiencies of scale and rapid growth that are mutually beneficial. Both companies are currently adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning features into their respective products and expect to achieve early success in that area. About Acumatica Acumatica Cloud ERP provides the best business management solution for transforming your company to thrive in the new digital economy. Built on a future-proof platform with open architecture for rapid integrations, scalability, and ease of use, Acumatica delivers unparalleled value to more than 5,000 small and midmarket organizations through our team of 275 worldwide employees and 300 channel partners. For more information, visit www.acumatica.com. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld About EQT EQT is a leading investment firm with more than EUR 61 billion in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40 billion in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 127,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. More info: www.eqtpartners.com IFS named a Major Player among SaaS and Cloud-enabled ERP Vendors in IDC MarketScape 2019-04-15T23:40:14Z ifs-named-a-major-player-among-saas-and-cloud-enabled-erp-vendors-in-idc-marketscape MELBOURNE, APRIL 16, 2019: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that its enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite has been positioned as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment*. IFS provides one complete ERP solution for global businesses that manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets and manage service-focused operations. Recent cloud ERP customers include ÅF, the international engineering and design company, Thetford, world market leader in mobile sanitary systems, Samhall, one of Sweden’s largest service providers, and Jackon Group, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of polystyrene products. The IDC MarketScape positioned IFS in the Major Players category, based on a comprehensive analysis of the company’s strategies and capabilities. The research study notes the following strengths in IFS’s suite of technology: Customer intimacy: IFS recognises that deep industry knowledge is key to its customers' success because manufacturing experts have for decades worked closely with customers to perfect their solution, resulting in some customers achieving twice the ROI improvement. AI was applied to the IFS Dynamic Scheduling Engine for a transportation company, which increased the availability of working machines by 20%—allowing more contracts to be completed without the addition of staff. Flexible product: IFS has multimode manufacturing capabilities, visual drag-and-drop functionality for operational planning and scheduling, integrated eco-footprint functionality, integrated service management, and complete functionality for product life-cycle management. Cloud first and innovation: IFS Applications strategy is to have a cloud-first mindset. IFS does major investments to adapt and engineer IFS Applications for the cloud. IFS currently enables IoT, data imaging, data integration, and BI/advanced analytics. IFS also supports in its IFS Labs blockchain, artificial intelligence/machine learning, RPA, AI, HoloLens, VOX, and conversational UI. “Reports like this IDC MarketScape validate the industry-leading product capabilities of which IFS is proud to deliver to ERP customers around the globe,” said Antony Bourne, President, IFS Industries Business Unit. “Our entire organisation, including product management and development, is architected to serve the current and future needs of our customers. By maintaining a direct line of communications with customers, prospects and partners, we can offer an ERP platform that delivers the kind of business value our customers expect from IFS.” Access the IDC MarketScape excerpt here: https://info.ifsworld.com/2019-IDC-MarketScape-ERP.html. Learn more about IFS Applications here www.ifsworld.com/corp/solutions/ifs-applications/. *IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Operational ERP Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment, IDC #US43702818, March 2019 About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: https://blog.ifsworld.com/ Property development company QM Properties to transform its business with IFS Applications 2018-11-04T22:19:59Z property-development-company-qm-properties-to-transform-its-business-with-ifs-applications MELBOURNE, NOVEMBER 5, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Brisbane, Australia based property development company, QM Properties, will deploy IFS Applications™ to transform its business with customer experience improvements enabled by real-time data access, CRM and mobility features, and robust property lifecycle management capabilities. Key to the business transformation of QM Properties is the consolidation of business systems across finance, HR, sales & customer relationship management, project management and property management into a single unified system. This will streamline many business processes and provide access to integrated, real-time information and reporting. The addition of CRM and mobile functionality will drive customer experience improvements, as will the deployment of mobile ready capabilities for property lifecycle management, including purchasing, construction, marketing, sales and maintenance activities. The solution also allows for management of all property-related documentation including contracts and agreements. The latest information about properties available for sale, for example, will be automatically delivered online, and staff will be able to retrieve and provide information relevant to customers via mobile devices, enabling a more sophisticated and personalised experience. In a competitive purchasing process, IFS’s ability to meet QM’s requirements by configuring standard solutions with little to no code development was a decisive factor. IFS was able to demonstrate a prototype solution before other ERP suppliers, giving QM added confidence in not only IFS’s ability to deliver but also their understanding of QM’s business needs. IFS’s ability to provide an on-premises solution enabled QM to leverage its existing IT infrastructure with the flexibility to transition to a cloud solution in the future. “We didn’t want a heavily customised solution that would require significant effort to upgrade to new technology,” said Kane Davis, CFO for QM Properties, citing IFS’s ongoing investments in mobile solutions such as the IFS Aurena interface as another major factor. “We are looking to deliver a better customer experience and mobility is a key enabler of that. Whatever device we use, we know IFS will be able to support it. Partnering with local suppliers is also extremely important to us, so having an IFS office located in Brisbane is fantastic.” Warren Zietsman, IFS Sales Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, added, “IFS shares many values with QM Properties, which is known for its expertise, industry experience and a commitment to exceeding customer and community expectations. Our local team is using its own expertise and industry experience to exceed QM’s expectations, helping to transform their business so QM becomes just as well known for its innovative use of technology.” Learn more about IFS Applications here: www.ifsworld.com/corp/solutions/ifs-applications/. About QM Properties Established in 1976, QM Properties has grown through experience and continues to create great Australian communities across South-East Queensland. QM projects include lakeside residential, canal, marina, medium density, commercial, industrial as well as retail and leisure developments. Adopting best practice and innovative solutions, QM developments are sensitive to both people and the environment. All QM projects are thoughtfully located, engineered and designed to suit market demand. From niche projects to master-planned developments, QM projects enjoy easy access to key ammenity as well as transport hubs and employment centres. From both a lifestyle and investment perspective, QM has consistently delivered a wide variety of quality properties to its customers and is proud of its trusted reputation for bringing prime developments to market. For more information, visit: www.qm.com.au About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ Industrial plant engineering company ANDRITZ to optimise service processes worldwide with IFS Field Service Management 2018-09-27T06:46:28Z industrial-plant-engineering-company-andritz-to-optimise-service-processes-worldwide-with-ifs-field-service-management MELBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that ANDRITZ, one of the world's leading suppliers of industrial plants, equipment, as well as services for hydropower, pulp and paper, metal processing, and steel industries, will deploy IFS Field Service Management™ (FSM) worldwide. Headquartered in Graz, Austria, publicly listed ANDRITZ has around 26,000 employees working at more than 250 locations in 40 countries. The core tasks of ANDRITZ's service specialists include maintenance and repair as well as provision and installation of spare parts. The company also offers audits, retrofits, and process improvements to help customers achieve maximum asset and plant availability and performance throughout the entire lifecycle. By digitalising and automating its global service operations, IFS FSM will enable ANDRITZ to standardise and optimise processes as well as further improve the productivity of its service experts across maintenance, repair, spare parts management and more. The IFS solution will empower technicians to report all tasks onsite using a mobile device and have their activities and the associated costs confirmed by the customer immediately after completion. IFS FSM will be integrated with the company’s existing SAP system as well as with other CRM and document management solutions. The first roll-out of IFS FSM is scheduled for late 2018. After the complete roll-out, more than 1,000 service specialists will leverage IFS FSM, both in the office and in the field. “After a detailed analysis and an evaluation of its technical performance, we opted for IFS Field Service Management,” said Daniel Hirz, Project Manager Smart Services at ANDRITZ. “The comprehensive range of functions, configurability, and flexibility of the solution played an important role in our decision.” Josef Haintz, Program Manager Smart Services added “We look forward to leveraging the IFS solution to significantly expand our service offering and to offer our customers next-generation services.” Peter Höhne, IFS Vice President Sales & Marketing, Europe Central, added, “It was clear already in the initial phase of the sales process that IFS and ANDRITZ share many of the same values when it comes to service and customer orientation. We look forward to a long-term and mutually beneficial collaboration with ANDRITZ and to helping them realise highly efficient, globally available service processes in all business areas of the company.” Further information on IFS solutions for Field Service Management: www.ifsworld.com/corp/solutions/service-management/field-service-management/. About Andritz AG ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the international technology Group is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants. A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 26,000 employees, and more than 250 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS completes senior leadership team with appointment of new Regional President 2018-07-23T00:24:05Z ifs-completes-senior-leadership-team-with-appointment-of-new-regional-president MELBOURNE, JULY 23, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the appointment of Stephen Keys as Regional President of Asia Pacific & Japan, Middle East & Africa (APJ, ME&A). The appointment completes IFS CEO Darren Roos’s new leadership team and offers a solid organisation for growth. As Regional President, APJ, ME&A, Stephen Keys is responsible for growing IFS’s presence across the region, which involves building a strong customer base, expanding the company’s network of quality partners, and ensuring the IFS workforce remains engaged and focused on delivering customers value. Stephen is also passionate about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and as the executive sponsor on the IFS senior leadership team, he will work to ensure IFS engages with and remains committed to the local communities where it operates. Before joining IFS, Stephen was CEO of Sydney-based FTS Group, one of the largest privately-owned IT services companies in Australia. Prior to FTS Group, Stephen worked for 10 years at Software AG, where he held several leadership positions in sales and consulting in the APJ and ME&A region. Stephen is based in Sydney, Australia. Stephen Keys commented, “Before joining, I knew IFS as a well-differentiated company with a very clear vision and mission in terms of target market and product offering. I am very pleased to be joining IFS at such an exciting phase in its evolution and I look forward to expanding the company’s footprint in this dynamic region.” IFS CEO Darren Roos said, “I am pleased to have one of the strongest management teams in the industry. I am also thrilled to welcome Stephen to our senior leadership team. In his strategically important role, he brings extensive experience and unique skill sets that will help us expand our reach and make sure our focus remains on delivering value to the customer.” The senior leadership team’s functional responsibilities now comprise: · Darren Roos, Chief Executive Officer · Paul Smith, Chief Financial Officer · Thomas Säld, Senior Vice President, R&D · Oliver Pilgerstorfer, Chief Marketing Officer · Michael Ouissi, Chief Customer Officer · Constance Minc, Head of Business Operations · Cindy Jaudon, Regional President, Americas · Glenn Arnesen, Regional President, Europe · Stephen Keys, Regional President, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Middle East & Africa Learn more about IFS’s executive management: www.ifsworld.com/corp/company/governance/executive-management/. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com/au Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS, fountx™ and TAE Aerospace connect enterprise data with assisted reality technology to empower industrial engineers 2018-05-08T00:49:39Z ifs-fountxtm-and-tae-aerospace-connect-enterprise-data-with-assisted-reality-technology-to-empower-industrial-engineers-1 MELBOURNE, 8 MAY, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the launch of a new proof of concept – developed by the company’s innovation think tank, IFS Labs, in collaboration with fountx and its Australian parent company, TAE Aerospace – to change the way that companies maintain complex assets. IFS Labs has developed an integration between enterprise applications suite IFS Applications and fountx wearable assisted reality technology. The proof of concept, which is being trialled at TAE Aerospace, lets maintenance technicians visualise IFS software data related to the asset they are servicing on the fountx near-eye display. This way, technicians can keep their hands free, with no need for printed job sheets or separate computing devices. They can also record HD images from the fountx camera directly into IFS Applications. Unlike wearable consumer technology, fountx is purpose-built for complex industrial environments, preserving the spatial awareness users need to work safely. It comes in two parts: an operator station, comprising a lightweight near-eye headset and wearable computer; and a touch screen expert station used off site. These allow technicians to perform complex maintenance with an expert looking over their shoulder – virtually. “Making information from IFS Applications available through fountx increases our technicians’ productivity and capability, which saves time and money,” said Andrew Sanderson, CEO of TAE Aerospace. “It gives us a whole new way to leverage enterprise data to boost operational efficiency and effectiveness.” For example, TAE Aerospace is looking to enhance the remote support system for the turbine test cells it develops, builds and supports for its clients. With IFS Applications and fountx, technicians could access information to perform triage, order parts in the field, and upload billing information in real time as they work. “Combining enterprise software with fountx multiplies what the system can do,” said Laurence Beraldo, general manager of fountx. “Making it practical and safe to access and capture data in complex industrial environments is a game changer for field service management. Relaying information in real time will drive new thinking around how you expedite the processes you have to follow in a high-quality organisation.” “It is very exciting to see how new kinds of augmented reality technology like fountx can revolutionise field service management in industrial environments like aviation and defence,” IFS Labs director Bas de Vos said. “Our collaboration with fountx is yet another example of how integrating smart glasses with enterprise information systems creates a range of new use cases with their own benefits.” “It is great to see an IFS customer like TAE Aerospace investing in innovation to leverage their enterprise data systems,” said Rob Stummer, managing director for IFS in Australia and New Zealand. “We are also proud to be able to expose fountx’s Australian-developed augmented reality solution to our global customer base.” IFS Labs is exploring how to make augmented and mixed reality concepts available to other users of IFS Applications, particularly its customers in the aviation and defence industries. Learn more about the projects currently researched by IFS Labs here: www.ifsworld.com/corp/solutions/ifs-applications/ifs-labs/ About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com/au Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS makes complex customer service easy to manage with IFS Customer Engagement 2018-05-02T21:23:23Z ifs-makes-complex-customer-service-easy-to-manage-with-ifs-customer-engagement MELBOURNE, May 3, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the availability of three IFS Customer Engagement™ capabilities that deliver omni-channel experiences for next-generation customer service. IFS Customer Engagement brings to market powerful solutions for support centres and customer service. The three IFS Customer Engagement capabilities address: Voice Self-Service: IFS Customer Engagement leverages AI-technology to offer a speech-recognition self-service front-end that helps customers complete simple tasks like rescheduling service appointments or checking appointment times in a simple, automated way. Digital Self-Service: IFS Customer Engagement empowers customers to find answers to questions themselves using the solution’s state-of-the art website-hosted AI chatbot. This solution can be deployed as a visual overlay for IFS FSM and IFS PSO to reduce the burden on the contact centre to ensure efficient and effective customer engagement. Customer Engagement Agent Desktop: This solution delivers a highly intuitive omni-channel contact centre desktop that integrates with IFS FSM, IFS Applications as well as third-party software. Agents are provided with simultaneous access to all customer communications, including calls, emails, chat, messaging or social media, ensuring that they have a complete 360-degree view of the customer to deliver an efficient omni-channel experience. “Today’s end users expect instant gratification when it comes to customer service, and they want to be able to communicate in ways that are most comfortable and convenient for them, whether social media, email or messaging,” said Paul White, director of IFS Customer Engagement. “IFS Customer Engagement has been developed to meet these expectations and to empower service organisations with next-generation technology that complements and extends existing business applications to simplify customer service delivery.” The launch of IFS Customer Engagement is the result of the successful integration of recently acquired mplsystems’ solution portfolio into key IFS software products. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than ten thousand customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS announces IFS Field Service Management 6 2018-05-02T21:16:30Z ifs-announces-ifs-field-service-management-6 MELBOURNE, May 3, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, previews major updates of its IFS Field Service Management™ (FSM) offering at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta. IFS Field Service Management 6 features a number of enhancements, including: New user experience (UX): With a completely reengineered, fully responsive front end, IFS FSM 6 will run on any browser and on any device at any time. The new UX features user-centric and intuitive action patterns as well as stunning graphic designs including high-resolution charts and diagrams. Major performance boost in IFS Planning & Scheduling Optimization™ (PSO): The IFS PSO component of IFS Field Service Management yields a 50% improvement in processing performance on Microsoft Azure. In addition, the maximum number of activities per standard Dynamic Scheduling Engine (DSE) for dynamic responsive processing has been significantly increased. Next-generation configurability: Written in an all-new scripting language that empowers customers to configure data fields, workflows, and user behavior, IFS FSM 6 eliminates the need for costly customisations, providing greater agility while evergreen service management capabilities ensure seamless updates. Key functional enhancements: Alongside these major new architectural changes, IFS FSM 6 introduces a multitude of significant new features and extensions to existing functionality in areas including increased scheduling optimisation flexibility, warranty claims management, mobile synchronisation, and UI improvements. Pay and deploy with even more flexibility: Customers can choose to deploy IFS FSM 6 as a true multi-tenant solution on the Microsoft Azure cloud, as a managed service in the cloud, or on-premise. This flexibility also offers customers choice in how they pay, from outright ownership to a monthly subscription. “We are very excited to offer a preview of IFS Field Service Management 6, which leads the market in terms of usability, configurability, connectivity, and flexibility,” said Mark Brewer, IFS global industry director for service. “With this major new release, we are further differentiating our value proposition but are continuing to provide customers with the ability to choose the functionality they need and deploy in the way they want – be it in the cloud or on-premise. Choice is a good thing, and with IFS, the customer can decide what makes sense for their business. Combine this flexibility with industry-leading functionality, leading AI and optimisation technology and a new user experience and it is evident that IFS really does represent the most complete, connected field service solution on the market.” One of the early adopters is Eickhoff, a leading manufacturer of machinery and gearing technology used in mining, wind turbines, and other industrial applications. Commenting on IFS Field Service Management 6, Dietmar Schmitz, Head of Product Development Service at Eickhoff, said, “As a provider of mission-critical machinery, we see service as a core competency and competitive differentiator. Consequently, we needed a solution to manage our more than 6.5 million items in complex parts lists for over 15,000 custom units. IFS FSM 6 provides an engaging and effective way to make this possible.” The new version is planned to be made generally available in Q4, 2018. Read more about how IFS supports service organisations: www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/service/. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than ten thousand customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS launches SaaS-based fleet and line planning solutions for the commercial aviation industry 2018-05-01T23:28:59Z ifs-launches-saas-based-fleet-and-line-planning-solutions-for-the-commercial-aviation-industry MELBOURNE, MAY 2, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces today at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta the launch of IFS Maintenix™ Fleet Planner and IFS Maintenix Line Planner, two Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions designed to help commercial operators of all sizes boost the efficiency of their long-range and line maintenance planning, make the most effective use of available maintenance resources, and drive greater aircraft operational availability. The launch represents the first in a series of SaaS-based IFS Maintenix solutions geared specifically for the mission-critical maintenance and engineering needs of the global commercial aviation market. Commercial Aviation is witnessing an unprecedented growth in fleet sizes worldwide. Key to an operator’s success is delivering the best maintenance plans that align closely with operational performance objectives while adhering to critical safety requirements. IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner is designed to help generate more effective long-range plans for heavy maintenance activities and reduce the manual effort of keeping them up-to-date. It quickly and automatically generates simple or complex fleet maintenance plans, and gives users the ability to compare plans against key performance indicators, model ‘what if’ scenarios, and publish to production. These efficiency gains ensure decision-makers have the time and insight to choose the best possible plan and quickly react to schedule changes. The solution was designed with the input of experienced long-range planners from a cross-section of large and small aircraft fleet operators. As part of an early adopter program, IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner has already been selected by a large North American airline that operates a mixed fleet of wide-body, narrow-body and regional jets. The system has been subjected to real-world use and has demonstrated an ability to enable improvements in aircraft availability, check yield, and hangar utilisation. IFS Maintenix Line Planner enables planners to efficiently create, maintain and communicate an executable line maintenance plan. The solution helps drive greater efficiencies by focusing attention on high priority items and identifying the cause of maintenance issues, such as lack of parts, labor or special tools. Through automated workflows, IFS Maintenix Line Planner empowers users to more readily react to last-minute schedule changes and maximise line operational capability, maintenance task yield, and network resources. The solution was co-developed in partnership with LATAM Airlines, the largest airline operator in Latin America with a fleet of over 300 aircraft and maintenance facilities spread throughout South and Central America. As IFS’ partner in creating and proving the value of this solution, LATAM is live today and seeing the benefits from its use of IFS Maintenix Line Planner. “The sheer speed and scale of how LATAM Airlines works required a solution that could be quickly implemented without any disruption to our business while at the same time bringing substantial efficiencies to our planning process,” said Sebastian Acuto, Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering at LATAM. “IFS Maintenix Line Planner not only saves time for our planners and improves collaboration, it also creates better plans with improved yield and operational flexibility.” Both IFS Maintenix solutions work seamlessly with any Maintenance and Engineering software system, and are deployed in a SaaS environment, enabling organisations to quickly and cost-effectively capitalise on innovative solutions to meet the evolving business needs of their maintenance management operations, while easily scaling in lockstep with changes to organisational and aircraft fleet plans. Scott Helmer, SVP, Aviation and Defence at IFS, added, “Growing fleets, more routes and new, complex aircraft have increased the pressure on airlines to reduce maintenance costs, maximise resource allocation and boost aircraft availability. The maintenance plan is the foundation for this, as all downstream success – faster aircraft turnaround times, maintaining fleet airworthiness and keeping maintenance and materials costs in check – is dependent on having solid but flexible plans in place. With IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner and IFS Maintenix Line Planner, customers can more cost-effectively meet these needs while being able to quickly scale as the market grows.” IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner is available immediately, while IFS Maintenix Line Planner will be generally available in Q3 2018. For more information about how IFS helps organisations in the Aviation & Defence industry, please visit: www.ifsworld.com/corp/industries/aviation-and-defense/. About IFS IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than ten thousand customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ IFS Applications 10 launches with new, engaging user-experience and 500+ functional updates 2018-05-01T23:04:18Z ifs-applications-10-launches-with-new-engaging-user-experience-and-500-functional-updates MELBOURNE, MAY 2, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today launched IFS Applications™ 10, the new version of its enterprise applications suite at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta. Built to help customers capitalise on disruptive industry trends such as automation, connected devices (IoT), and servitisation, the new version helps companies connect their business to a digital backbone. New to IFS Applications 10 are: IFS Aurena: A state-of-the-art browser-based user experience that offer users an intuitive interface. IFS Aurena employs a consumer-first design to drive employee engagement and productivity. Introduced first for business-to-business and casual users, IFS Aurena will continue to evolve at a high pace using IFS’s concept for evergreen enterprise applications. AI/human-machine interaction: Drawing on artificial intelligence (AI) technology, IFS Applications 10 features the IFS Aurena Bot that empowers users to interact with the system via voice or textual input in an intuitive and efficient way. IFS Aurena Bot can be used by employees and managers to ask questions in natural language, as well as perform transactions such as registering absence or applying for leave. IFS Aurena Bot can be accessed from popular communications tools such as Skype, Skype for Business, and Facebook Messenger, as well as from within the IFS Aurena user experience. Service-centric capabilities: IFS Applications 10 includes major investments to support service-focused organisations, especially for manufacturers with service or aftermarket operations as well as service companies that need an integrated enterprise applications suite tailored to their business model. Among the major updates in this area are the ability to manage service work and contract quotations directly in the CRM module, enhanced support for multi-person and multi-occurrence work execution, continued investment in IFS Mobile Work Order, better management and visualisation of resource demand and utilisation, cost control and WIP accounting along with new capabilities to engage with customers across the service lifecycle and manage work outsourced to contractors. Demand-driven MRP (DDMRP): DDMRP is an extension of traditional MRP that helps companies deal with today’s challenges caused by short product lifecycles, long lead times and high demand variability. By introducing strategic inventory buffers, companies can reduce lead times and become increasingly demand-driven instead of having to rely on uncertain forecasts. IFS’s embedded solution has been validated and approved by the Demand Driven Institute, which demonstrates IFS’s ability to offer cost-efficient implementations. Manufacturing functionality: The new version boasts major enhancements to support process manufacturing, including new and extended capabilities for traceability, quality management, recipe and formula management, batch balancing, rework, and trade management. The extended features empower manufacturers leverage digital transformation into increased efficiency. Enhancements for global business: To offer extended support for globalised businesses, IFS Applications 10 features a completely rebuilt engine for global tax management, more multi-company capabilities, as well as robust support for parallel ledgers. Modern and cloud-friendly APIs: Open micro-service organised APIs, built according to the latest RESTful principles and the OASIS oData standard, ensure easy integration of data and processes in IFS Applications with IoT and AI technologies, Microsoft Office365, and most other modern cloud technologies and SaaS solutions. “We are thrilled to launch IFS Applications 10, which has been built to help customers capitalise on major trends such as automation, connected devices, and servitisation,” IFS CEO Darren Roos said. “The new core version has been developed in close collaboration with our customers and brings to market a vast amount of innovation that will ensure maximum business value from day one.” IFS CTO Dan Matthews added, “The new version contains more than 500 new capabilities, including a completely reimagined user experience and powerful features for service-centric organisations, all designed to help users engage with the business and connect people and processes to a modern digital backbone. By combining the new features of IFS Applications 10 with recent innovations like IoT and layered application architecture, we are able to offer a truly unique business solution.” IFS Applications 10 has already been implemented by five early adopter customers who have also provided feedback on the system. Representing a range of different industries and geographies, the early adopters are Chief Industries, Inc. (USA), Hexpol (Sweden), Portsmouth Aviation (UK), Volac (UK), and Valmont Industries (USA). Volac Business Development Director Neville Chapman said, “One of the major benefits of IFS Applications 10 has been the new user experience IFS Aurena, which empowers users to work efficiently on any device and at any time. We are excited to use this, together with the IFS Lobby functionality, to enable users to easily access the information they need to do their jobs. We are developing visual strategic KPI dashboards that pull information direct from IFS and allow drill down through to the relevant data. Using these dashboards, together with relevant operational and performance information Lobbies we expect to drive real value out of our system investment. Working with IFS through the Early Adopter Program and being able to influence the development of the product has been a very positive experience and we look forward to continuing our collaboration.” IFS Applications 10 has also garnered early commercial success through major sales agreements with French postal service company La Poste, global defence and security company Saab, leading Swedish coffee producer Löfbergs Lila, Swiss micromotor producer maxon motor, and Norwegian timber corporation Bergene Holm AS to name a few. IFS Applications 10 is available as a managed service in the cloud, as Software as a Service (SaaS) and on premise. About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than ten thousand customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/ Darren Roos Appointed as CEO of IFS 2018-03-05T22:28:27Z darren-roos-appointed-as-ceo-of-ifs MELBOURNE, 6TH MARCH 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces it has hired Darren Roos as the Chief Executive Officer of IFS. The appointment is effective 1 April 2018 and aligns with the retirement of Alastair Sorbie at the end of Q1 2018. Roos is a proven enterprise software leader, with a track record for establishing and scaling global software businesses. Most recently Roos was President of SAP’s Cloud ERP business, and prior to that, significantly grew Software AG’s international operations, which enabled the company to triple in size during his tenure. Darren Roos, CEO of IFS, said: “I am excited and privileged to lead IFS in this next chapter. IFS is an incredible business! The combination of its strong ERP heritage, leadership in EAM and FSM, and exemplary customer satisfaction gives it the perfect platform to play a dominant role in the enterprise software industry. I plan to bring my experience and skills specifically around scaling companies, building cloud businesses, and establishing high-performing teams to enable IFS to continue to flourish.” He added: “I’m looking forward to meeting and engaging with the 3,500 women and men who have built this business and the 10,000 customers and partners who make it great.” Per Franzen, partner at EQT (the owner of IFS), commented: “Darren’s experience, knowledge and proven track record of building successful businesses in the markets where IFS operates make him a great choice as CEO. The appointment of Darren comes at a time when IFS has a real opportunity to generate further momentum in the sector and extend its leadership position. This is good news for customers, partners and of course employees.” He continued: “We thank Alastair for his commitment to the company and we are grateful to him for establishing IFS as the successful business it is today. We also look forward to continue working with Alastair as part of the EQT industrial network.” Commenting on his retirement, Alastair Sorbie said: “I am proud to have built IFS into a global organisation during my 12 years as CEO. I would like to thank the many colleagues who have been part of this journey – they have helped sustain a culture that enables IFS to attract and retain talented employees and industry-leading customers. I wish them, Darren, and whole of the IFS community, the very best for the future.” For more information about Darren Roos, please visit: http://www.ifsworld.com/corp/company/governance/executive-management/ About IFS IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/