The Segula Technologies group chooses IFS

IFS, a global enterprise applications company, has announced that the Segula Technologies group, a global provider of engineering services and solutions, has chosen IFS Applications to support growth, and streamline service management and company processes.

Implementations will start in France with deployment outside France later in 2008 in the manufacturing sector. The contract is valued at SKr 20 million.
The Segula Technologies group delivers complete engineering solutions to its customers, such as ABB, Airbus, Alstom and Renault, providing a project-centric approach to all the services it delivers. Headquartered in France, the group targets many different industries, including the automotive, aeronautical, naval and nuclear sectors. Human and physical resources are provided across the entire product value chain, ranging from design, R&D, prototyping and industrialization, all the way to maintenance, repair and overhaul.

IFS Applications will manage and support the deployment of more than 5,500 engineers, with the application providing access to project management resources including time reporting and expenses through a new employee portal. As part of the implementation of IFS Applications, the Segula Technologies group operations will be able to standardize processes, making it quicker and easier to integrate acquisitions as the company continues to grow.

We wanted a complete, agile business software system that could support our growth plans. At the same time it needed to be agile enough to cover the entire company value chain, from individuals to complete divisions. IFS componentization gives it the capacity to deliver a wide range of functionality within the same product across many sites and customers, yet keeping the cost of ownership down, Ronan Ansquer, CIO Segula Technologies group said.

Segula Technologies group is an excellent example of how IFS focused industry approach fits the customers needs. IFS Applications provides the range of components Segula needs to run its project-based business efficiently. We are the real alternative for this kind of company and beat our biggest competitor in the finals, Amor Bekrar, President & CEO IFS France said.

The solution includes core IFS Applications components that provide functionality for Aerospace Configuration Management, Project Management, Industrial Manufacturing, HR portals and Corporate Performance Management.

About the Segula Technologies group

With a staff of 5,500, the Segula Technologies group is one of France's leading engineering companies, positioned on the R&D outsourcing and added-value services markets.

The Segula Technologies group is involved in all product development phases at the project management, organisation, operation and logistic support levels on behalf of leading French companies.

The Segula Technologies group has offices in 14 countries, including France, Spain, Sweden, China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Romania, Tunisia and United States.

About IFS

IFS (OMX STO: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides ERP solutions which enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes. The solutions allow resources to be used in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantage.

Founded in 1983, IFS has 2,600 employees worldwide. With IFS Applications, now in its seventh generation, IFS has pioneered component-based ERP software. The component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries in 22 languages.

IFS has over 600,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; manufacturing; process industries; construction, contracting & service management; retail & wholesale distribution and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provide extended ERP functionality, including CRM, SCM, PLM, CPM, enterprise asset management, and MRO capabilities.

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