Poznan Municipal Transport Company to improve efficiency and profitability with IFS Applications

IFS Poland and system integrator Sygnity S.A. have signed a contract with Poznan Municipal Transport Company Ltd for the implementation of IFS Applications.

The new integrated enterprise system will increase the efficiency of MPK Poznans business processes and the overall availability of its services. The value of the contract is approximately 1.6 million. The system will have 300 users, and the implementation will start in May 2010.

IFS Applications will support all MPK Poznans key business processes, including project management and accounting, financials and controlling, purchasing and logistics, maintenance, document management, human resources and payroll management. The business software will also enable work time registration (RCP) based on input from personal chip cards. The solution will assure real-time access to key enterprise information, the automation of business processes and decrease the need of paper documentation.

"We decided to implement IFS Applications to improve our companys efficiency because it is a modern, integrated ERP system with a proven track record for our type of processes. After the implementation, we expect to utilize our resources better, increase profitability, and provide better transport services to the people of Poznan, said Wojciech Tulibacki, President of MPK Poznan.

"Public transport companies are characterized by a complex structure, with an operation and service levels that depend on the proper maintenance and upkeep of equipment. IFS Applications provides support for all these processes, enabling better utilization of available resources such as personnel, vehicles, workshops and spare parts. This has a positive impact on service quality and contributes to budgetary savings," said Marcin Taranek, President of IFS CEE.

IFS Poland has successfully delivered similar solutions to public transport companies in Cracow and Ldz.

"This solution, which includes IFS Applications and the RCP system, will replace diverse systems that had been in use till now in MPK Poznan. I am sure that both MPK Poznan and the citizens of Poznan will benefit, from the better management of the public transport fleet," said Jacek Kujawa, Vice President of Sygnity S.A.

Sygnity A.S. has previously delivered implementation and services for MPK Poznans electronic ticket system KOMKARTA.

About Poznan Municipal Transport Company Ltd
Poznan Municipal Transport offers urban and suburban transport, passenger and freight transport, transport by narrow-gauge Park Railway, "Maltanka", leading production and renovation-repair activity including production and repair of cars and trams as well as the production and repair of components for cars and trams, realization of roadworks, renovations and repair of surface of road, tram track and additional infrastructure other construction works, management of the authorized MAN and Solaris bus service Station, management of the District Vehicle Control Station, carrying out technical research and analysis in the tachograph laboratory as well as car and tram vehicle expert reports, car wash maintenance and management, professional trainings for tram drivers and drivers of all categories, rental of the space in transportation vehicles and infrastructure elements for advertising purposes, advertising and tourist services.

About Sygnity S.A.
Sygnity S.A. arose from the merger of ComputerLand and Emax. The company offers a full range of services from consulting through realization, to outsourcing of IT projects for large and medium-sized enterprises in the most important sectors of the economy as well as public administrations. At present the Group consists of 12 companies in Poland and abroad, with the most important ones being Aram, dealing with projects for central and regional administration; Polsoft Banking Projects, a producer of programming for the banking and financial sector as well as testing at its dedicated center; WINUEL, which produces and delivers solutions for the energy sector; and Max Elektronik, a producer of IT systems.

About IFS
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on agile businesses where any of four core processes are strategic: service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in more than 50 countries with 2,700 employees in total. Net revenue in 2009 was SKr 2.6 billion

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