34 percent of new IFS customers choose IFS Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure

IFS reports increase in customers running IFS Applications™ in the Cloud

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced today at IFS World Conference 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden, that the company’s fully managed, single-tenant cloud offering has been well received by the market with more than one third of new customers opting for cloud-based enterprise software.

First launched on May 5, 2015 at IFS World Conference in Boston, the IFS Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure, is a security-enhanced single-tenant cloud for IFS products within the world-class Azure environment. It allows customers to run IFS Applications as a fully managed service, with 24x7x365 support.

Over the past year, 34 percent of new customers in IFS’s three biggest regions (the Americas, Western Europe, and Scandinavia), have chosen to deploy IFS Applications 9 in the cloud to leverage the solution’s flexible and cost-effective architecture. IFS customers run IFS Managed Cloud in seven Microsoft Azure data centers in the US, Europe, and Asia.

“We are very pleased to see how well our fully managed cloud offering has been received in the market,” IFS CEO Alastair Sorbie said. “The flexibility, security, and reliability of IFS Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure has resonated very well among companies in our target audience. Leveraging the global network of Azure data centers, we are pleased to offer new and existing clients a future-proof cloud solution that minimizes risk, cost, and complexity.”

General Manager, Developer Experiences, Microsoft, Neil Leslie added, “Microsoft Azure is an innovative cloud platform that provides our customers and partners with a secure, globally available infrastructure to capitalize on digital transformation. We are pleased to see the rapid adoption of the IFS Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure and we look forward to continuing our successful collaboration.”

For more information about deploying IFS Managed Cloud on Microsoft Azure, please visit: www.ifsworld.com/corp/solutions/ifs-applications/cloud-erp/.

Anders Lundin, Corporate Communications. Telephone: 46 8 58 78 45 00, press@ifsworld.com

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). Founded in 1983, IFS bring customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what's next in their industry. IFS’s 2,800 employees support more than 1 million users worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld

Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: http://blog.ifsworld.com/