An Emphasis on Reinvestment for IQMS in 2012 Prepares the ERP Provider for a Strong and Enterprising Upcoming Year
IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced its 2012 year in review. An aggressive development year in nearly every aspect of the company, IQMS experienced its eleventh consecutive year of double digit growth with an organic increase in revenue of 24 percent over 2011.
IQMS focused heavily on reinvestment in 2012 in preparation for a promising upcoming year. In addition to hiring nearly 50 new employees across almost every department (a more than 30 percent increase in employees since last December), IQMS broke ground on a second 30,000 square foot building at its global corporate headquarters. Designed to be finished in fall of 2013, the second facility effectively doubles the space that IQMS now owns and makes room for an additional 120 new employees over the next two years.
IQMS saw a more than 20-percent increase in new customers in 2012 from nearly every established manufacturing industry (as well as some emerging ones). With the medical, packaging, automotive and electronics markets remaining strong, IQMS made significant new relationships in the aerospace and rubber industries.
“Manufacturers are increasingly attracted to the benefits that a single, interactive development partner can offer with our extended manufacturing specific ERP software solution,” said Randy Flamm, president at IQMS. “In 2012, we focused significantly on cementing and investing in our internal infrastructure so that together with our advanced ERP software solution, we can best position ourselves for a successful and exciting future.”
In addition to a reinvestment emphasis, IQMS also furthered its commitment to its customers. In March, the company launched MyIQMS, a new collaborative community experience with software development, support and training tools. Additionally, in October IQMS hosted its most highly attended User Group event. More than 300 attendees participated in a jam-packed three days of networking, training and collaboration.
At this interactive conference, IQMS presented its inaugural Manufacturing Success Award to customer, Plastikos, Inc. Selected from dozens of progressive nominations by an external panel of industry expert judges, Plastikos’ project demonstrated how collaboration and innovative can lead to operational excellence.
Plastikos, Inc. was not the only IQMS customer receiving accolades during this record-breaking year of awards. To name a few, three IQMS customers were named Plastics News winners, including Steinwall, Inc. who took home the prestigious Processor of the Year award.
Three other IQMS customers received Manufacturing Leadership 100 awards, including Tessy Plastics Corp., who was named highest achiever in the Operational Excellence category over competitors IBM, Ford Motor Co. and L’Oreal USA. As for IQMS, the company rose up the ranks in its second consecutive placement on the Inc. 5000 list and was named a supplier to a Medical Device Excellence Award winner, Aribex, Inc. Finally, IQMS’ Automation Department won a Product Development Team of the Year award for its RTStation device, Shipping Manager module and other impressive shop floor developments released in 2012.