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Simonds International sharpens cutting-edge manufacturing with IFS

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IFS’s cloud-based solutions to support Simonds’ vision of modernizing its operational platform to drive productivity and enhance customer experience

Chicago, October 27, 2020 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Simonds International, the oldest cutting tool manufacturer in North America, will deploy IFS Applications™ enterprise resource planning (ERP) in the cloud to support its operations in the US and Canada.

The project will enable Simonds to improve forecasting and safety stock planning, have better visibility of margin by product, and handle multi-location logistics. The IFS cloud solution will help Simonds reduce complexity by eliminating the need for add-on systems as well as modernizing its processes to be less reliant on tribal knowledge. 

Facing off in the final round of evaluations, IFS defeated incumbent Infor as well as Epicor to win the opportunity with Simonds.

“It was clear to us that IFS understood the needs of our complex manufacturing environment, and could meet and exceed the needs previously unmet by the multiple systems we had, in one connected platform,” Simonds International CFO, Henry Botticello, said. “In addition, we wanted an internationally scalable technology platform delivering consistent visibility across all sites to help us enhance our customers’ experience. IFS’s intuitive user experience will also help us attract and retain new talent.”

“Customers like Simonds exemplify the challenger mindset from the very beginning,” IFS Regional President for the Americas, Cindy Jaudon, explained. “When we realized we wouldn’t be able to conduct our workshops in person, together we found a way to quickly adjust our plans to run impactful sessions that allowed IFS to understand the real business challenges at hand—and show where we must deliver meaningful value. Our approach also allowed IFS to bring forward the best possible solution for implementation of the new solution set.”

Learn more about how IFS supports manufacturers at www.ifs.com/corp/industries/manufacturing/.

Megan Schwartzer, IFS Marketing Communications Analyst, North America. Phone: 1 (262) 317-7488, megan.schwartzer@ifs.com

About Simonds International

For over 185 years, skilled masters in many wood processing industries have turned to Simonds International for products and services to improve their competitive position in the marketplace. We provided high quality tools, training on how to optimize the use of them and superior value at our start, and we carry on that tradition today. As the oldest cutting tool manufacturer in North America, Simonds International offers one of the broadest and most trusted lines of cutting tools and related reconditioning equipment found anywhere in the world. Mill Managers, Filers and Grindermen have grown to depend on the quality and innovation of Simonds International products and services. And with our mergers of B.G.R. Saws, Burton Saw and Supply, Cut Technologies, and US Blades, our ability to supply innovative custom saw blades, supplies, and service has made us a leader in the industry and a valued partner with our customers. https://simondsint.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 4,000 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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