<html> <head> <meta name="description" content="Biella Group strengthens pan-European business processes with IFS Applications 7"> <meta name="title" content="Enterprise Consulting Limited News - Biella Group with IFS Applications 7"> <meta name="keywords" content="ecl, ifs, ifs hk, Biella"> <meta name="distribution" content="GLOBAL"> <meta name="classification" content="Software"> <meta name="revisit-after" content="15 Days"> <title>Enterprise Consulting Limited News - Biella Group with IFS Applications 7</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html"; charset="utf-8"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/style.css" type="text/css"> <link href="../CSS/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> </head> <body text="#000000" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <font size="4"> </font> <!-- Start of StatCounter Code --> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript"> var sc_project=589872; var sc_partition=4; var sc_security="ea940a5b"; var sc_invisible=1; </script> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://www.statcounter.com/counter/counter.js"></script><noscript><a href="http://www.statcounter.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://c5.statcounter.com/counter.php?sc_project=589872&amp;java=0&amp;security=ea940a5b&amp;invisible=1" alt="free web site hit counter" border="0"></a> </noscript> <!-- End of StatCounter Code --> <table width="968" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td height="2"></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="4" bgcolor="#13658F"></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="4"></td> </tr> </table> <table width="968" border="0"> <tr> <td width="968" height="188"><img src="../images/ifs_banner_0611.jpg" width="968" height="188"></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="968" height="20"> </td> </tr> </table> <table width="968" border="0"> <tr> <td width="60"></td> <td width="908" height="40" class="headline">Biella Group strengthens pan-European business processes with IFS Applications 7 </td> </tr> </table> <table width="673" border="0" height="31"> <tr> <td width="60"></td> <td> <p><font size="2" class="text">(19 December 2006, Linkping)</font></p> <p align="justify" class="text">IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced today that Biella Group AG has signed a contract to implement IFS Applications"! 7 business software. IFS software will support Switzerland s biggest manufacturer of office supplies at its headquarters in Switzerland as well as subsidiaries in central and eastern Europe. Biella Group plans to consolidate its systems for greater transparency across Europe, increase internal efficiency and improve competitive agility.</p> <p align="justify" class="text">The Biella Group operates as a developer, producer and distributor of office, school and time management products. Within Biella Group the following IFS Applications 7 components will be applied: Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Sales and Service, Business Modeler, Document Management, Quality Management.</p> <p align="justify" class="text">IFS Applications will be implemented in Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia. The step-by-step implementation will start in January 2007, and the first go-live is scheduled for completion end of 2007.</p> <p align="justify" class="text"> The reasons why Biella chose IFS were clear. IFS could ensure a high coverage of our process requirements, said Leo Drmoser, IT Manager, Biella Group.  Additional arguments were their international presence, good solutions for inter-company functions and the modular, component-based system architecture incorporating proven state-of-the-art standards. </p> <p align="justify" class="text"> The assignment by the Biella Group is a significant customer win which underlines our performance in this sector, said Peter Hoehne, Director Sales and Marketing, at IFS.  Beside the complexity of Biella s business processes, our ERP system scored with mature components and our expertise within production and trade. The SOA/component-based architecture of our solution and the agility it enables was certainly a strong argument for our capabilities compared with our competitors. </p> <p align="justify" class="text">IFS has a broad customer base in this industry, focusing on medium-size to large manufacturers which need support for complex order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing across the extended enterprise. With strong support for project management, engineering, constraint-based scheduling, product configuration and after-sales support, IFS business solution is designed to help companies improve quality, contain costs, and improve their competitive position in manufacturing industry segments such as machinery, defense, fabricated metal products, and plastic products. Industrial manufacturing companies also benefit from IFS lifecycle management solution, which goes beyond product lifecycle management (PLM) to provide better integration and management of three critical business areas products, customers, and resources throughout their lifecycles.</p> <p align="justify"><span class="subtitle">About IFS</span><font size="2"></span></p> <p align="justify" class="text">IFS (OMX: IFS), the global enterprise applications company, provides solutions which enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes - allowing resources to be used in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantage.</p> <p align="justify" class="text">IFS was founded in 1983 and now has 2,600 employees worldwide. IFS has pioneered component-based ERP software with IFS Applications"!, now in its seventh generation. IFS component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries in 20 languages.</p> <p align="justify" class="text">IFS has over 500,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; high-tech; industrial manufacturing; process industries; construction, service & facilities management and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provides extended ERP functionality, including supply chain management (SCM); enterprise asset management (EAM); maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); product lifecycle management (PLM); project and contract management; customer relationship management (CRM); and corporate performance management (CPM) capabilities.</p> <p align="justify"><span class="subtitle">For additional information, contact:</span><font size="2"></span></p> <p align="justify" class="text"> Manni Svensson, Investor and Public Relations, IFS<br> Phone: +46 8 5878 45 00<br><br> Rachel Hodgson, LEWIS PR<br> Phone: +44 (0)207 802 2626<br> E-mail: rachelh@lewispr.com<br><br> <br> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <table width="766" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td height="2"></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="4" bgcolor="#13658F"></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="4"></td> </tr> </table> <table width="766" height="30" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td width="543" align="center" valign="middle" class="text"><a href="../index.html" class="footnav">Home</a> | <a href="../news.html" class="footnav">News</a> | <a href="../profile.html" class="footnav">Profile</a> | <a href="../services.html" class="footnav">Services</a> | <a href="../solutions/index.html" class="footnav">Solutions</a> | <a href="../downloads/index.php" class="footnav">Downloads</a> | <a href="../partners/index.html" class="footnav">Partners</a> | <a href="../careers.html" class="footnav">Careers</a> | <a href="../contact_us.html" class="footnav">Contact Us</a></td> <td width="223" align="center" valign="middle" class="copyright"> &copy; 2005 Enterprise Consulting Ltd. <br> <A href="../legal.html" class="solutionlink">Legal Notices &amp; Disclaimer</A> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>