IBS ANNOUNCES UK GROWTH

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IBS (UK) Ltd has announced a period of sustained growth for its UK operations, including a 34 per cent increase in revenue in 2005. The company has generated important new business wins in the UK as well as carrying out a series of upgrades for its existing customer base. In addition, the UK business has incorporated the European management of recently acquired TMS Bookmaster, the global leader in Bookpublishing software.

Simon Shorthose, managing director of IBS UK (pictured left), comments, As a group, IBS has focused its business towards delivering the industrys most highly functional ERP and supply chain solutions for medium and large,UK and multi-national organisations in specific vertical markets. This strategy is having a positive effect, both on IBS globally and here in the UK, with increased revenue, client retention and product advancement contributing to our overall success. We have 4 new customers going live over the next couple of months in the UK and the latest release (IBS Enterprise 6) of our software is being well received in the market place.

IBS now has more than 70 people based at its UK offices in Borehamwood and Henley and has recently made additional new appointments, including Alan Henderson-Smith and Mark Cox as Senior Sales Consultants, and Emma Thatcher as Business Consultant. The company is actively recruiting more people in all areas of the business to support IBSs vertical market focus. In addition, the UK headquarters is now the site of the European Centre of Excellence for the development and promotion of the market-leading Publishing software suite (Bookmaster).

In a difficult market, IBS is bucking the trend by continuing to show positive growth, financial stability and a focus on supporting its customers. Customers appreciate the investment we make in the research and development of our products and the depth of industry-specific experience and knowledge IBS consultants bring to our relationships. By focusing on core distribution and wholesale markets, including pharmaceuticals, paper merchants, packaging, electronics, automotive and publishing, we have been able to dedicate the business to meeting and exceeding customer demands and expectations, concludes Simon Shorthose.

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