IFS Business Software Chosen To Manage Complex ETO Projects

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced today that Ebara International Corp. has signed a contract to implement IFS Applications(TM) 7 business software. The IFS software will support the company's Cryodynamics Division in Sparks, Nevada, and Fluid Handling Division in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


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The Cryodynamics Division is a project-based, engineer-to-order supplier of submerged electric-powered pumps and power recovery turbine generators. Cryodynamics pumps are designed to handle liquefied gases with a pumping temperature ranging from ambient to cryogenic. The pumps are used in a wide variety of land-based and marine installations. Ebara International is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Ebara Corp., which has 107 subsidiaries and 17 associated companies throughout the world.

"We were looking for an enterprise software package that would enable us to better manage complex, multiyear ETO projects, and after evaluating several leading vendors, we found that IFS offers the strongest solution on the market," said Joel Madison, chief executive officer of Ebara International. "IFS Applications will allow us to more efficiently track product specifications and documentation, which individually can be thousands of pages long. We'll also be able to streamline the quotation process -- which typically takes about a year -- while converting more quotations to wins."

"At IFS, we've been developing applications for complex engineered products for over 20 years," said Cindy Jaudon, president and CEO of IFS North America. "We provide the experience and the industry-specific tools to help engineer-to-order machinery manufacturers become leaner, more agile, and better equipped to deliver their products on budget, on time, every time."

Industrial manufacturing is one of IFS' targeted vertical markets. IFS has a broad customer base in the industry, focusing on medium- to large-size 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' business solution helps companies improve quality, contain costs, and improve their competitive position in manufacturing industry segments such as machinery, defense, fabricated metal products, and plastic products. 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 customers in the industrial manufacturing industry include Bombardier Transportation, Aker Yards, Deere & Co., Roper, Dresser-Rand, Gehl, Remmele Engineering, and Johnson Pump.

About Ebara International Corp.

Based in Sparks, Nevada, and Rockhill, South Carolina, Ebara International Corp. is a leading supplier of pumps and turbines for liquefied natural gas and cast iron and stainless steel pumps. Ebara International is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Ebara Corp., which has 107 subsidiaries and 17 associated companies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.ebaraintl.com.

About IFS

IFS (XSSE: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides solutions that enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes, allowing resources to be used in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantage.

IFS was founded in 1983 and now has 2,600 employees worldwide. IFS pioneered component-based enterprise resources planning (ERP) software with IFS Applications, now in its seventh generation. IFS' component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run, and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries, in 20 languages.

IFS has more than 500,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense, automotive, high-tech, industrial manufacturing, process industries, construction & facilities management, and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provides extended ERP functionality, including supply chain management (SCM); enterprise asset management (EAM); maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); product lifecycle management (PLM); customer relationship management (CRM); and corporate performance management (CPM) capabilities.

More details can be found at www.ifsworld.com.

IFS Applications is a trademark of Industrial and Financial Systems, IFS AB. All other referenced company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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