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ALLIANCE


Accenture and IFS

Together we provide organizations with IFS ApplicationsTM, an agile and user-friendly enterprise software empowered by Accenture's deep industry expertise and proven delivery methods.

Overview

Accenture’s global network, deep industry focus and broad service offerings enhance your experience with IFS’s recognized leading enterprise software.

IFS’s products are known for being user friendly, modular in their design and flexible to support your business’ way of working.

Accenture is your business partner to support both in and beyond IFS ApplicationsTM implementations, and from identifying the issue to securing the outcome. Accenture increases the IFS delivery capacity in both scale and scope, and with the power to ensure the realization of your business benefits.

Together we offer applications and services that enable organizations to respond quickly to market changes, and use resources in a more agile way to achieve better business performance and competitive advantages.

Please contact stig.aulid@accenture.com if you have any questions regarding the Accenture and IFS alliance.

“Accenture’s industry focus and dedication to providing service excellence are perfectly aligned with those of IFS.”
ALASTAIR SORBIE
President and CEO IFS

“We are very excited about taking our relationship with Accenture to the next level, having worked with Accenture on major customer projects in the past … developing our partner ecosystem is a key part of our global strategy, and increases our execution capabilities.”
GLENN ARNESEN
CEO IFS Scandinavia

Latest News

October 17, 2017

Accenture and IFS extend global alliance into the area of digital transformation and IoT

To get ahead, companies need to cut the time between innovation and action. That’s the reason why Accenture and IFS are joining forces to accelerate IoT initiatives in areas such as predictive maintenance, service management, asset management and manufacturing.

With a focus on Industry X.0, the collaboration will extend the capabilities of IFS solutions by adding Accenture’s expertise in helping clients explore ways to reach new levels of efficiency and agility, unlock new sources of growth, and deliver personalized experiences through smart connected digital technologies.

To kick off the collaboration, Accenture and IFS met outside of Munich, Germany for a workshop at Accenture’s new Industrial IoT Innovation Center in Garching. The center accelerates innovation initiatives and brings them to life by giving clients hands-on experience. And creates opportunities for clients to collaborate with experts to co-create better experiences for their customers and improve business outcomes for their companies.

The workshop delivered actions that will shape the go-to-market strategy of the alliance: IFS will serve as an official IIoT partner and develop a proof of concept available to visitors of Accenture’s Industrial IoT Innovation Center in Garching. Use case scenarios will be developed to identify common customer pain points. And solutions for avoiding them while mitigating risk and supporting customers’ business performance.

Please see these links for more information regarding Accenture’s IOT Center in Garching and IFS IOT Solution Offering


December 6, 2016

Accenture extends delivery capacity with certified consultants in IFS Field Service Management

Accenture’s Workforce Management Center of Excellence in Lisbon strengthens their delivery capacity in Field Management. The center of 60+ skilled Workforce Management consultants also includes trained and certified consultants in IFS Field Service Management software. The Lisbon center specializes in end-to-end implementations of Workforce Management suites—from scoping to rollout and change management, and have deployed major successful recognized cases of field services. Extending our delivery capability with IFS FSM enables us to continue securing our clients’ value realization of their Field Service Management.

IFS FIELD SERVICE MANAGEMENT

IFS Field Service Management helps you streamline your entire field service business by automating many of the manual activities that weigh your team down today. IFS Field Service Management integrates and empowers all facets of your service delivery operation with a comprehensive set of automation, management, reporting and tracking capabilities. IFS is recognized as a leader in Gartner’s 2016 Field Service Management Magic Quadrant.

Capabilities

Accenture provides services for IFS ApplicationsTM with dedicated, certified resources and proven methodology. We are implementing and managing IFS’s market-leading software in ERP, EAM, and FSM at scale.

Accenture’s IFS Center of Excellence in Hyderabad, India

Our center of excellence specializes in IFS Applications management, application development and testing. The developers, functional and technical consultants, including solution architects and service managers, are trained and certified by IFS Academy.

Accenture’s Delivery Assets, Tools and Methodology

Accenture has a proven track record of delivering implementation projects and application management. Our delivery assets can efficiently help our IFS clients with predicable implementations and application management with a focus on continuous improvements.

Broad Service Offering

Accenture’s five businesses provide a holistic approach to business challenges. We help organizations to shape their strategy, transform and digitize their business, be empowered by technology, and handle their operations.

SERVICES

Accenture helps your business to leverage IFS Applications™ with end-to-end IFS Services. You will experience benefits such as best practice ERP implementation and application management, analytics, transformations from on-premises to cloud, and leverage IoT, digital and mobility. Accenture will also be your business partner to support and help your organization to stay agile during and beyond system implementations.

TECHNOLOGY VISION 2017: TECHNOLOGY IS FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE ERA OF THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE

EVEREST GROUP NAMES ACCENTURE A CLOUD APPLICATION SERVICES LEADER

GARTNER POSITIONS IFS ENTERPRISE SERVICE MANAGEMENT AS A FIELD SERVICE MANAGEMENT LEADER

HOW IFS APPLICATIONS™ 9 DELIVERS TRUE BUSINESS AGILITY

IFS APPLICATION™ 9

Client Case Studies

OVERVIEW

Systembolaget is a Swedish, government-owned monopoly retailer of alcoholic beverages. It operates around 430 fully owned stores and 500 agents, has more than 5,000 employees, over 700 suppliers and sells around 15,000 articles. The company turnover is 26bn SEK (~3bn USD). Accenture has delivered a broad range of services to Systembolaget for more than 10 years, primarily in the areas of web and BI/analytics. Systembolaget has had IFS as an ERP solution for more than 10 years.

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES, CHALLENGES AND DRIVERS

Systembolaget needs to upgrade their IFS ERP-solution. They are upgrading directly from IFS 7.5 to IFS 9. The upgraded solution is to go live in autumn of 2016. Together with the upgrade, Systembolaget has identified a number of business improvement initiatives, grouped in three functional projects as part of one transformation program–MAS. As part of the MAS program, Systembolaget aims to remove over 200 customizations but are also reviewing and renewing the IFS maintenance function. The overall business objectives are to reduce overall TCO for IFS and reduce the technical risks related to an old platform. In addition, the different functional initiatives all have separate business cases.

HOW ACCENTURE AND IFS ARE HELPING

The program is delivered as a three-way cooperation between Systembolaget, IFS and Accenture, who all perform roles in the joint program according to their respective strengths. Systembolaget leads the program management, process and requirements, and change management functions. Accenture supports program management, leads project management, test management, conversion and deployment, while IFS leads technical development and upgrades, functional and technical design, and technical/solution architecture. Resources from all three parties perform roles in most functions.

In the first release, Accenture and IFS are delivering services side-by-side, with responsibility split according to the above roles. In the second release, Accenture is in the lead with IFS primarily as support. The program is delivered both locally and offshore: The IFS delivery center in Sri Lanka and Accenture IFS Center of Excellence in Hyderabad.

WHY ACCENTURE?

Systembolaget chose Accenture as its partner alongside IFS in the program delivery to not only put together a joint, high-performance project team, but also to benefit from Accenture’s program delivery experience and methodology (ADM). Systembolaget’s objectives for targeting partner-delivery in IFS maintenance are to benefit from a partnership with substantial industry experience and a flexible offshore model to minimize TCO. One additional objective was to enable future competitive tendering.

ABOUT IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognised 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 one million users worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners.
www.ifsworld.com

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