Published03 August 2021
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ABUS Harmonizes ERP Into The Cloud With IFS

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Security equipment manufacturer ABUS consolidates ERP across 12 countries with IFS Cloud


London, August 3, 2021 – IFS, the global cloud enterprise applications company, is announcing that ABUS, a leading manufacturer of innovative security technology, will consolidate and move its ERP landscape into the cloud with IFS. This will optimize ABUS’ business processes across the entire value chain. ABUS has selected IFS Cloud for its embedded innovation and enterprise resource planning (ERP) functions.


Quality driven German manufacturer, ABUS offers a wide range of advanced security solutions in the areas of home security, mobile security and commercial security. The company’s IT landscape was fragmented across multiple systems and vendors. As the company grew and was challenged to meet the growing demands of its residential and commercial customers, the company made the decision to harmonize its systems’ footprint across geographies.


IFS Cloud will consolidate all systems into one platform and deliver a fully integrated set manufacturing capabilities that include production, maintenance, purchasing, logistics, sales, HR and financial accounting. Bringing the business under one software vendor and solution will also provide the increased cross functional and performance visibility required by executives to drive ABUS’ growth plans. IFS Cloud will also provide industry specific lobbies, enabling ABUS to standardize its business processes across the entire organization with a manufacturing specific interface.


In choosing IFS as its partner, the company opted for comprehensive and complete visibility into their value chain and the ability to have their business work off of a single data model. The IFS roll out will cover the German facility as well subsidiaries in 12 countries breaking down system and functional silos. The system will future-proof ABUS, with a six-monthly release cadence that can be planned at their own pace.


"We chose IFS Cloud to harmonize our global business operations, a key step in delivering the future growth we have in mind," said Dr. Thomas Becker, Member of the Executive Board, ABUS. "The solution brings all capabilities together in a with the functionality needed to create increased efficiencies. Having a single view of our data not only enables us to optimize our own processes, but also creates new opportunities to deliver outstanding experiences for our customers."


Marcus Pannier, Managing Director DACH at IFS, added, "With ABUS, we welcome a leading German manufacturer with global presence to the IFS community. Manufacturing has been a key industry at IFS for decades and we pride ourselves on offering unrivalled industry depth in our products, particularly IFS Cloud. The solution will impact efficiency across all aspects of the value chain and innovation, we look forward to being part of ABUS’s continued digital transformation."


About ABUS


 ABUS has been ensuring the good feeling of security since 1924. The German manufacturer specialises in high-quality products characterised by reliability, durability, and ease of use. To meet the growing needs of private and business customers, ABUS offers a wide range of innovative solutions for home, commercial, and mobile security. The ABUS Group includes ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG, ABUS Security Center GmbH & Co. KG and ABUS Pfaffenhain GmbH. The independent group of companies is based in Wetter on the Ruhr and operates all over the world.


About IFS


IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers—at the Moment of Service. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,000 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.