Linköping, July 12, 2013 - IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Saab, the global defense and security company, has chosen to expand its use of IFS ApplicationsTM to execute on its global growth strategy. The agreement includes additional user licenses, functionality to enhance project capabilities as well as mobile solutions to streamline supply chain operations.
Saab first chose to implement IFS Applications in 1994 and has since worked in close collaboration with IFS to expand and refine the business solution. In 2009, Saab decided to implement its IFS solution across the entire group and in September 2012, the company further expanded its business relationship with IFS to enable global growth and standardize its multinational operations.
In line with Saab's long-term IT strategy, and to support the company's global growth, the current agreement includes an increased user base as well as functionality to support critical business operations.
"Last year, we extended our strategic business partnership with IFS and laid the foundations for the globalization and growth of our business and operations," Saab CIO Mats Hultin said. "We are now executing on that strategy. This investment is yet another step in our strategy of global and profitable growth - which is supported by an agile business partner."
"We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Saab, which started almost twenty years ago," IFS Scandinavia CEO Glenn Arnesen said. "We are confident that our leading industry solutions, backed by a global delivery network, will continue to support Saab's international growth."
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, through its specialist A&D industry team, offers IFS Applications, off-the-shelf, component-based solutions supporting organizations operating in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector. Target sector solutions include Manufacturing, MRO, SCM, PBL and Fleet Operator programs. Navy, Army and Air Force customers include the UK Royal Navy; multinational organizations include the Eurofighter consortium; commercial aviation and service operators include Emirates, AMS, DynCorp, Hawker Pacific and Ensign Bickford with global Defense suppliers including General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, BAE SYSTEMS, and GE Aviation.
Saab offers world-leading solutions, products and services for military defense and security. New technology is continuously developed, adapted and improved to meet customers’ changing needs in over 100 countries. The most important markets are Europe, Asia and North America. Saab has about 14,000 employees and annual sales in 2012 were approximately SEK 24 billion, of which around 25 per cent was related to research and development. For more information about Saab, please visit: www.saabgroup.com
IFSTM is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS ApplicationsTM, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service & asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2012 was SKr 2.7 billion.
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