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IFS partners with Dell's Boomi

Posted 18 February 2020 · Add Comment

IFS today announced its new partnership with Dell Technologies business, Boomi, with the resulting technology stack combining enterprise resource management (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and field service management (FSM) into a ‘digital switchboard’ that unites industrial process expertise with cloud agility.

Above: Sakari Jorma, Senior Vice President of IFS.
Courtesy IFS

Over the last three decades, the 4,000-strong IFS team has built specialist enterprise applications spanning manufacturing, aerospace & defence, engineering, construction & infrastructure, energy & utilities and service management. As these core industries now digitise their processes they need to connect silos of information, increasingly held in the cloud. This requires increasingly agile ways to connect, disconnect and reconnect large and fast-changing pools of data. Boomi was conceived to solve just these issues.

With Boomi, IFS customers, such as China Airlines, Babcock and aircraft maintenance company Hawker Pacific Aerospace, will be able to streamline and manage all business processes through a data integration system, to connect business-critical applications like procurement, HR, Finance and anything else they need.

“By adopting ‘switchboard thinking’, where all business-critical applications are connected by one central point, organisations can speed up supply chains, improve service responses and compete globally like never before,” said Sakari Jorma, Senior Vice President of IFS. “Businesses across all industries—from aerospace and defense to power generation—will be able to connect their best-of-breed systems to their IFS core through Boomi’s unified, cloud-native platform. The partnership reaffirms IFS’s commitment to offering customers choice and freedom to leverage their existing digital property to achieve faster time to value.”

This new partnership means IFS customers can now access a ‘digital switchboard’ integrating the deep functionality of IFS Applications with the dozens of others required to run HR, Finance and other functions of their choice today. Boomi brings over 200 pre-built connectors configured easily via an ultra-modern real-time drag-and-drop interface. IFS customers can build integrations faster, typically reducing the time spent on development by weeks or months, an unheard-of step-change for many legacy industries.

Commenting on the benefits of the partnership, Derek Thompson, VP of EMEA at Boomi, commented: “The strength of this partnership is in the different expertise IFS and Boomi bring. The loyal customer base of IFS deserves the most intelligent, scalable and flexible platform and Boomi is honoured to be chosen as the foundation for the ERP solution of the future.”

IFS Chief Product Officer, Christian Pedersen, concluded: “As one component in our customers’ ecosystem of solutions, technologies, and data, we fully understand the need to offer complete openness and freedom of choice. By partnering with Boomi, we are taking the next logical step to empower businesses with out-of-the-box connectivity to the digital switchboard from our already open and natively API-enabled platform.”


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