QlikTech becomes IFS Partner to sell next-generation business intelligence solution to IFS customers

(15 May 2008, Linköping)

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced that QlikTech has joined the IFS Global Software Partner Program. With QlikTech’s world class solution QlikView, IFS will now be able to offer its customers a powerful yet easy-to-use business intelligence (BI) solution that is both fast and easy to deploy.

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The IFS Global Software Partner Program enables IFS to offer customers extended functionality available from complementary vendors that are supported by the expertise of IFS. Other benefits of the partnership program include support from IFS integration specialists, joint marketing initiatives, and participation in IFS events.

QlikView uses patented, in-memory association technology for powerful analysis, dashboards, and reporting. IFS’ key objective is to empower information workers to leverage business intelligence to its full potential. With the addition of QlikView to IFS’ enterprise software package IFS Applications, customers get a more visual and interactive analysis of their data.

“Through cooperation with partners like QlikTech, we are able to offer our customers a wider choice of business functionality and let them become more agile,” said Peder Daxberg, Vice President Global Alliances at IFS. “It is possible for us to collaborate closely with our software partners as IFS Applications is based on a service-oriented architecture into which partners’ components can easily integrate.”

“This is a great partnership because it allows IFS’ customers to benefit from QlikTech’s expertise in functional BI solutions in many important areas throughout the enterprise, from sales to supply chain, and more,” said Peter McQuade, Vice President of Global Alliances at QlikTech, “We will work with IFS both through our own organization, and with our Sell Partners around the world.” The partnership will initially focus on the European market, but will soon expand to all IFS markets.

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About QlikTech

QlikTech’s flagship product, QlikView, simplifies analysis for everyone. QlikView works the way your mind works–making associations by connecting data from many sources in a few clicks. This patented in-memory association technology brings fast results and better decision making to a wide range of customers and industries. QlikView is intuitive to learn, simple to modify and can be deployed in less than a week.

Named the world’s fastest-growing Business Intelligence software vendor by IDC, QlikTech has more than 7,800 customers in 83 countries. QlikTech was founded in Lund, Sweden and is headquartered in Radnor, PA (USA) with direct operations throughout Europe and 300 partners worldwide. QlikTech offers a fully functional, free trial of QlikView and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

About IFS

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.

Founded in 1983, IFS has 2,600 employees worldwide. With IFS Applications™, now in its seventh generation, IFS has pioneered component-based ERP software. The component architecture provides solutions that are easier to implement, run and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries in 22 languages.

IFS has over 600,000 users across seven key vertical sectors: aerospace & defense; automotive; manufacturing; process industries; construction, contracting & service management; retail & wholesale distribution, and utilities & telecom. IFS Applications provides extended ERP functionality including customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM), corporate performance management (CPM), enterprise asset management (EAM), and maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities.

For additional information, contact:

Rachel Hodgson, Lewis PR
Phone: +44 (0)207 802 2626
E-mail: rachelh@lewispr.com


Peter McQuade, Vice President Global Alliances , QlikTech
Phone: +44 1926 45 88 88
E-mail: peter.mcquade@qliktech.com


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