Global Processes for Global Growth

HIMA invests EUR 3.1 million in modern ERP solution from IFS

Brühl bei Mannheim, (PresseBox) - HIMA’s growing international business requires an integrated IT solution that effectively supports the Group’s worldwide processes spanning multiple locations and branches. HIMA, specialist in functional safety applications, opted for IFS Applications 9 software after evaluating various ERP system vendors. IFS Applications 9 will be used at HIMA as a central ERP system to unify the enterprise’s complex global business processes. The order placed with international ERP provider IFS includes licenses and services with a total value of about EUR 3.1 million.

“We were looking for a global solution with deep functionality for all of our branches, and IFS Applications 9 meets that need. Among other things, we are impressed by the intuitive user interface and high flexibility of the software,” said Stefan Hintenlang, Vice President Operations at HIMA. “The ERP system will help us enhance the transparency and continuity of our business processes, and it is an important component of our growth strategy.”

The new central ERP solution from IFS replaces numerous stand-alone systems. By providing comprehensive and integrated support for critical business processes, the software will make them more efficient and more productive. After completion of the rollout, the ERP solution will map HIMA’s entire value creation chain, from production planning and control through logistics to maintenance, financial management and HR, as well as service management and quality management.

“IFS Applications 9 is specifically designed to give global enterprises a clear view of their core processes,” said Peter Höhne, Vice President Sales & Marketing IFS Europe Central. “We are convinced that HIMA will benefit enormously from IFS’s support for their production, logistics and financial management activities.”

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,800 employees. IFS supports more than 1 million users worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com.

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HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH & Co. KG

The HIMA Group is the world's leading independent provider of solutions for safety-critical applications. With more than 35,000 installed systems and TÜV-certified hardware and software, HIMA qualifies as the safety automation industry's technology leader. For over 45 years the world's largest oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and energy-producing companies have relied on HIMA products, services and consulting to provide uninterrupted plant operations and protection for people and the environment. HIMA solutions are also leading the way to increased safety and profitability in the rail industry, logistics and machine operations. A family-owned safety specialist, HIMA operates from over 50 locations worldwide, has a workforce of approximately 850 employees and in fiscal year 2014 generated sales of €121 million. Discover more at http://www.hima.com

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