IFS named as the “Challenger” in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Energy and Utilities Enterprise Asset Management

IFS position moves from “Niche Players” quadrant to sole position in “Challengers” quadrant

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has been named as the only challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Energy and Utilities Enterprise Asset Management*. IFS attributes this position to significant growth in energy and utilities sectors such as power generation and oil and gas.

“We are pleased to be recognized as the only challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Energy and Utilities Enterprise Asset Management,” said Colin Beaney, IFS global industry director for energy & utilities. “Over recent years, we have experienced strong growth in this sector, which includes the oil and gas segment, and we believe that our position as challenger is proof of our momentum. IFS has more than 30 years’ experience of providing asset lifecycle solutions to the energy and utilities sector and we work with some of the world’s leading oil and gas companies—a legacy that we feel is unique in the enterprise applications market. We also believe that Gartner’s recognition validates the effectiveness of our global delivery capabilities and our efforts to grow our partner ecosystem.”

Since it was founded, IFS has developed and delivered best-practice-based, industry-specific solutions for the energy and utilities sector in enterprise asset management, capital project management, and asset lifecycle management. Working closely with leading power generation, transmission and distribution companies, EPCI contractors, drilling contractors, system/equipment suppliers and mobile asset owners, IFS delivers solutions that meet these sectors’ stringent requirements.

IFS Applications™ is used by leading utilities such as Three Gorges, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, Brookfield Renewable Power, Hafslund, GECOL, Horizon Utilities, Torresol, Vantaan Energia, and nuclear power companies in Sweden, South Africa, Finland, Argentina, and China. IFS customers in the oil and gas segment include: Technip, Seadrill, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service, Rowan Companies, Odfjell Drilling, Agility Group, Babcock Marine, Heerema Fabrication Group, Archer, Apply Sørco, MIR VALVE, Hertel Group, Rosenberg WorleyParsons, BW Offshore, Semco Maritime, Reinertsen, VARD, PGS, Wellstream, Hamworthy, ShawCore, Icon Engineering, Songa Offshore, Mermaid Marine, Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc., Yinson Berhad, and Wood Group Mustang.

A complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant is available from the IFS website.

* Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Energy & Utilities Enterprise Asset Management” Leif Eriksen et al, Sep 2015.

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Lyndsey Rojas, Analyst Relations. Telephone: 1 888 437 4968, press@ifsworld.com

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

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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: www.ifsworld.com.

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IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld Visit the IFS Blog on technology, innovation and creativity: https://blog.ifsworld.com/