IFS North America announces new services partners in Montreal and Minnesota

In line with its published strategy, IFS, the global enterprise applications company continues to grow its organization with the appointment of two new services partnerships with consulting firms – Enterprise Consulting Inc. of Bloomington, Minn. and Negotium Technologies, Inc. of Montreal.

Negotium Technologies, Inc. of Montreal is now an authorized services partner of IFS North America. Negotium is authorized to provide professional services including implementation and consulting to IFS customers in Canada.

“A number of our customers have complex manufacturing needs, and IFS Applications for project enterprise resource planning (ERP) will help us address customer business models like engineer-to-order,” Negotium Vice President Marc Otis said. “Other customers are heavily asset-driven, and now that we can serve them with IFS Applications enterprise asset management (EAM) software, we will be better able to help them maximize the value of capital assets over their lifecycles.

The second new IFS services partnership is with Enterprise Consulting, Inc. - a consulting firm specializing in optimization, upgrades and improvements in current enterprise software as well as selection and implementation of new software.

“IFS has a strong foothold with the type of industrial companies we tend to serve in the upper Midwest and the rest of the United States,” Enterprise Consulting CEO Mike Tapper said. “In an environment where middle market and large enterprises are increasingly risk averse, IFS, with its conservative approach, will be an excellent fit for complex industrial organizations.”

“Negotium has an excellent reputation in the Canadian market,” IFS North America Vice President-Services Dean Flitter said. “And just as importantly, they come to our partnership program with years of IFS implementation experience, so they have a number of consultants ready to start driving value for our shared customers. We have also known and respected Enterprise Consulting for quite some time. Consultants with both companies have met the standards we set out for our services partners. As the head of our professional services team, I look forward to working both with Negotium and Enterprise Consulting, and am confident they have the skill set and professionalism to treat our customers as we would treat them ourselves.”

About Enterprise Consulting
Enterprise Consulting, Inc. is a professional services and management consulting firm specializing in enterprise software from optimization, upgrades and improvements in your current software, to selection and implementation of new software.  The company focuses on both project and staff augmentation work, based on the needs of clients.  Enterprise Consulting leverages our expertise across many different ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence and Web Based solutions to help maximize value from enterprise software investments.
More information on Enterprise Consulting is available at www.enterpriseconsulting.net.

About Negotium
Negotium Technologies, Inc. provides software applications and IT services that focus on improving business processes, connexity, collaboration, infrastructure and business model evolution. With offices in Montreal, Toronto, Sacramento, New York, and Paris, Negotium currently serves more than 1,200 clients ranging from medium-sized businesses to large organizations.
More information on Negotium is available at www.negotium.com.

About IFS
IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service & asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. More information on IFS is available at www.IFSWORLD.com  

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“IFS has a strong foothold with the type of industrial companies we tend to serve in the upper Midwest and the rest of the United States. In an environment where middle market and large enterprises are increasingly risk averse, IFS, with its conservative approach, will be an excellent fit for complex industrial organizations.”
Enterprise Consulting CEO Mike Tapper