IQMS, an innovator in the design and development of manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, today announced its 2009 year review. Despite a remarkably tough economy, IQMS made gains in several areas, including posting double digit profits that will position the company for continued growth in 2010. With expansion in the Europe and Southeast Asia markets, escalated development in all areas of software, further utilization of the Automation Group, victories in various industry and technology awards and an increase in overall user and machine licenses, IQMS had a strong presence in last year.
“IQMS had a very good year despite the down economic picture,” said Randy Flamm, president and founder of IQMS. “Our company embraced the idea of expansion in development to expand globally to offer its solutions to more manufacturing companies that prefer our lean approach. IQMS was also recognized for its excellent customer relations and for its technology-rich software programs that were specifically designed with customer requirements in mind. While other ERP companies were handing out pink slips, IQMS increased its work force to better prepare us for our future and the future needs of our customers.”
Last year, IQMS released a new version of its flagship product, EnterpriseIQ, which included more than 900 customer-driven enhancements. The company debuted a series of high profile solutions that expand the reach of the ERP to shop floor equipment, including: RackTruck, a customized ERP solution that combines inventory scanning forklift mounted monitors and stocking location mapping for manufacturers; and Signature Capture, an application that employs electronic tablets to store handwritten signatures within the ERP system and allows companies to track transactions across the entire enterprise and supply chain.
Also launched was the IQMS Community Server Web 2.0 application, which enables customers to shape future software development and provide feedback from the entire customer base to the submitting company. With IQMS Community Server, customers can see the development cycle of ERP enhancements and have up-to-date information on their own idea submissions as well as the submissions by other companies.
Internationally, IQMS opened its United Kingdom office in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, providing a direct sales and support channel to UK manufacturing businesses and enhancing customer service for existing customers in the region. IQMS also introduced a new channel partner program in India to deliver EnterpriseIQ ERP and IQMS’ renowned customer reputation to manufacturers while providing local resources for additional support and education.
“We look forward this year to further strengthening our market hold, developing solutions that cater to customer needs and upholding the unmatched reputation IQMS has for excellent customer service and manufacturing ERP solutions,” Flamm said.
Since 1989, IQMS has been designing and developing ERP software for the repetitive, process and discrete manufacturing industries. Today, IQMS provides leading real-time manufacturing, accounting, production monitoring, quality control, supply chain, CRM and eBusiness solutions to the automotive, medical, packaging, consumer goods and other manufacturing markets. The innovative, single-source enterprise software solution, EnterpriseIQ offers complete functionality and scalable solutions all in a single database. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world.