Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Leading specialized battery manufacturer, EaglePicher, selects IFS cloud-based solution to power its operations

EaglePicher

IFS to deliver comprehensive ERP capabilities to boost efficiency and ensure compliance with rigorous federal requirements in the cloud

London, January 8, 2020 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that EaglePicher Technologies, a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for aerospace, defense and medical markets, has chosen IFS Applications™ as its central enterprise resource planning (ERP) system of record.

EaglePicher’s batteries have delivered power for over 2.7 billion hours in space without a single failure. Supplying power to the majority of the U.S. military’s missiles, munitions and mission-critical systems, the company’s technology can also be found in the Mars lander, military aviation, underwater vehicles, and life-saving implanted medical devices.

EaglePicher needed to replace its legacy business system with a modern platform that could ensure user efficiency across all mission-critical processes while meeting the stringent requirements for security and regulatory compliance of a supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), including but not limited to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171. 

Following an exhaustive evaluation process that included several global ERP vendors, EaglePicher selected IFS Applications 10. The solution will be deployed in the IFS Managed Cloud, hosted in the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud and independently validated to offer full support of all compliance under the NIST cyber security and federal export regulations.

The IFS solution will cover an extensive area of functional capabilities, including manufacturing, inventory, distribution, accounting, financials, supply chain, product data and lifecycle management, quality management, customer relationship management (CRM), and human capital management (HCM). EaglePicher will also use IFS Applications for its rigorous process manufacturing environment, including traceability for aerospace, defense and medical device customers.

“We operate in a heavily regulated sector, where security and regulatory compliance is just as an important consideration as user and process efficiency,” said Kurt Bruenning, President and Chief Financial Officer, EaglePicher. “This means any technology vendor we choose needs to live up to a long list of stringent requirements while also being able to deliver robust functionality through an intuitive user experience. IFS met that criteria.”

Scott Helmer, President, IFS Aerospace and Defense, added, “We are proud to be working with EaglePicher, who has played a crucial role in some of the A&D sector’s most important programs for the last 75 years. Our long-term focus on the needs of customers in the A&D space means we are uniquely positioned to deliver technology that is in tune with the reality that businesses face. From adherence to ITAR, ISO and export control protocols, to shop-floor efficiency and after-sales support, we pride ourselves on always delivering high-value business outcomes.”

Learn more about how IFS can support ITAR Compliance: www.ifsworld.com/corp/sitecore/media-library/assets/2019/10/02/factsheet-managed-cloud-for-itar/.

About EaglePicher Technologies

EaglePicher Technologies, designs, develops and produces mission-critical power solutions. EaglePicher is an industry leading producer of batteries, battery management systems and energetic device. For over 75 years, the company has served highly demanding requirements for defense, aerospace, aviation and medical battery applications. As the leading provider of thermal battery systems, to the Department of Defense, EaglePicher supplies power to the majority of the U.S. military’s missile and precision guided munitions systems. EaglePicher’s space heritage dates to the earliest days of the U.S. space program, from the first satellite to the Mars rovers. The company has provided lithium-ion batteries to military aircraft and high altitude unmanned aerial vehicles. EaglePicher also developed the first human-implantable lithium-ion battery. The company has nine North American manufacturing and research and development sites and over 900 employees. For more information, please visit www.eaglepicher.com.

About IFS 

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,700 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

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