|INFORMATION: Free information is available from IBS on the subject in this story. Click here to request a copy|
International Business Systems (STO: IBS B) the leading business application supplier for wholesale and distribution, have announced IBS FasTrax, a bundled offering of pre-configured best-practice processes and fixed price services, based on IBS Enterprise, the application suite tailored for distribution and wholesale. The offering will be based around a three month fixed-price model that delivers the complete solution either as an on-premise implementation or more commonly as a hosted application service.
Behind IBS FasTraX is 30 years of IBS experience, 173 pre-defined and configured data sets, business flows for Finance and Distribution, standard reports, a data tool set, 20 days of education and our Industry, Consulting and Project Management expertise, and a fixed-price implementation plan. The three month delivery project provides customers with a complete implementation of IBS Enterprise, giving the fastest time-to-value and a future-proof business application platform as their business grows.
IBS Enterprise already provides the most complete and robust business software offering for distribution today, from managing supply, through value-added logistics, warehousing and service-provision, to demand management and sales, financial management, reporting and business intelligence. However, the nature of sophisticated supply chains and the complexities of larger organizational processes can sometimes lead to lengthy project implementations. For smaller businesses these timescales and costs can be a problem, and for them having a suite of pre-defined processes, based on industry best-practice, but with the flexibility to configure to their needs, is much more appropriate.
IBS FasTrax will allow us to significantly increase our project execution, as it comes pre-configured with pharmaceutical distribution processes, Italian pharmaceutical business requirements and - of course - Italian laws, said Andrea di Giacomo, Managing Director of Ragusa Remo Farmaceutici S.p.A. Consequently we expect to be able to keep our project costs under tight control. Furthermore by using the IBS FasTrax implementation model alongside IBS experience in the Pharmaceutical Distribution industry, gives us the confidence of a successful project outcome.
Aimed at the small-to-medium sized business sectors (SMB), who typically want the benefits of a sophisticated application suite such as IBS Enterprise, but without the complexities of a highly tailored implementation, IBS FasTrax has been designed with speed, ease, configurability and manageability in mind.
While we obviously sell our solutions to very large corporations, it is the SMB sector that is the bulk of our customer base, said Stephen Thornton, SVP Professional Services at IBS. In the past few years it has become apparent that while this sector expects the full and rich functionality that IBS Enterprise provides, it does so with an expectation of more standardized processes and lower overall costs. We see IBS FasTrax as being key to our future delivery on that expectation.