Friday, June 26, 2015

Elevator producer OSMA optimizes its business processes with IFS Applications 9


Comprehensive IFS solution to replace legacy systems and streamline work processes for 600 employees, including 180 service technicians

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that OSMA, a leading German developer and producer of customized elevators, has decided to implement IFS Applications™ 9. With the new software, OSMA will replace various legacy systems and provide a new powerful solution for its business processes. The agreement includes licenses and services valued at approximately 2.4 million euros.

OSMA, based in Osnabrück, Germany, is the first German customer to invest in IFS Applications 9, which was launched in May this year. The elevator producer will replace a homegrown solution for the AS/400 platform as well as other stand-alone solutions. By implementing IFS Applications, the company will provide a new, unified and efficient solution for its business processes.

Among the main business benefits are access to a central point of information and data management, clearly defined and fully supported business processes, improved production and project management, as well as enhanced financial control through a fully integrated accounting solution. OSMA will also optimize work assignment processes for its staff of 180 service technicians, who will be able to utilize IFS functionality via mobile devices.

The comprehensive IFS solution contains components for accounting, human resources, engineering, supply chain management, production, project management, maintenance, sales and service as well as business process management, and document and quality management.

”The comprehensive range of solutions within IFS Applications 9 will integrate and surpass our wide scope of requirements, meaning that OSMA will be able to become even more effective for our customers and efficient in our operations,” said Jan-Albrecht Schenk, CEO at OSMA. “Moreover, with IFS we have found an ERP partner that, based on its industry experience, local capabilities, and size, understands our needs.”

Peter Höhne, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IFS Europe Central added, “We are extremely pleased with winning such a renowned company as OSMA as the first German new customer for IFS Applications 9. This proves that our products and skills continue to resonate well among the leading companies in our target industries.”

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About OSMA

OSMA-Aufzüge, Germany’s second largest elevator producer, headquartered in Osnabrück, develops and produces customized elevators. The company offers the installation of new as well as the modernization of existing lifts by retrofitting or later installations and comprehensive services. OSMA-Aufzüge has 18 branches in Germany and approximately 600 employees, including 180 service technicians. The company produces approximately 1,000 lifts per year and maintains approximately 20,000 lifts. More information:

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit:

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IFS discloses the information herein pursuant to the Financial Instruments Act (1991:980) and/or the Securities Markets Act (2007:528). The information was submitted for publication on June 26 2015, at 3 p.m. CEST.

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