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Company-wide deployment of IFS solution will help Cumfin SAS achieve its growth objectives

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Cumfin SAS, a Group of engineering product distributor in France, has selected IFS Applications™ to support the group’s development. The IFS solution’s rich functionality combined with the skilled IFS team were key factors in Cumfin SAS’s selection process.

Based in Chassieu, near Lyon, Cumfin SAS encompasses several companies specializing in the distribution of heat engines, generators, gearboxes and equipment for a number of sectors including industry, roads, renewable energy, transportation, hoisting, materials handling, yachting, agriculture and forestry. The company offers value added services such as installation, service and maintenance, sale of spare parts, and rental. The group’s portfolio companies are spread across seven sites in France and carry out a significant amount of export.

Cumfin SAS wanted to replace its existing ERP system with a new system better adapted to its developing needs and which could also streamline the implementation of its growth strategy.

Following a tender process, IFS was selected because of the rich functionality and modular structure of its ERP suite, IFS Applications. The IFS solution will be deployed across the various sites in France.

The functional scope of the solution includes operational activities such as sales, design, manufacturing, installation, distribution, maintenance, and business/project management as well as and support activities such as purchasing, HR, accounting and finance, financial control, and maintenance.

The implementation of IFS Applications at Cumfin SAS is planned to be complete by the second quarter of 2016.  The solution will be rolled out to some 200 users.

“IFS understood exactly what we required: a solution that could meet our needs and our growth objectives, but also a partner who understood our business and our market,” Cumfin SAS finance director Christophe Uroz said. “For us, the second of these criteria was essential. The   diligence of the team at IFS, their responsiveness and professionalism throughout the tender process were indisputable differentiators. This human factor, added to the modularity and scalability of IFS Applications, convinced us that we had found the best partner to accompany us in our development over the long term.”

“The quality of IFS’s product is recognized by industrial companies worldwide, and the company is also recognized for its values, which are demonstrated regularly in our day-to-day operations,” said Amor Bekrar, President of IFS France. “The openness, commitment and the professionalism of our teams are factors which are at least as important as our technology, and it is these human values that also allow us to stand out. Our selection by Cumfin SAS strongly confirms this and we are honored to count such a successful industrial enterprise among our French clients.”

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