IHC Merwede to support globalization, collaboration, and growth with IFS

| Source: Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB
IFS (http://www.ifsworld.com/), the global enterprise applications company,
announces that IHC Merwede (http://www.ihcmerwede.com/), the global market
leader in efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment, has selected IFS
Applications™ (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/ifs-applications-8/) to
support its key business processes. The contract licenses are worth
approximately EUR 2 million.
As part of a company-wide efficiency program aimed at consolidating the
company’s global processes, Dutch company IHC Merwede decided to implement IFS
Applications. The IFS solution was chosen after an extensive selection process
that included a number of competing ERP systems.

IFS Applications will be implemented as IHC Merwede’s single ERP
system—supporting the company’s key strategic goals: collaboration,
globalization, and growth. The implementation, which will be performed in phases
and is expected to be complete in 2017, will be rolled out to all IHC Merwede
sites globally, replacing a large number of  IT systems. By consolidating its IT
environment, IHC Merwede will gain increased business agility, transparency and
uniformity of information, which is a vital part of its national and
international value chain.

“We selected IFS Applications for its proven track record in the shipbuilding
industry,” IHC Merwede CFO Dave Vander Heyde said. “IFS understands our business
and, because of its global presence, the company is able to support us anywhere
in the world, enabling us to work with one core ERP system.”

“We are very happy to welcome IHC Merwede as yet another shipbuilding customer,”
IFS Benelux managing director Marco Verdonschot said. “Our solution works well
in this industry with its complex global supply chains and engineering and
manufacturing processes. We look forward to working with IHC Merwede on
implementing IFS Applications and streamlining its business processes.”
Contact Information
Mark Boulton
Telefon: 44 1494 428900
Chief Marketing Officer
press@ifsworld.com (mark.boulton@ifsworld.com)

Frédéric Guigues
Telefon: 46 8 58 78 45 00
Investor Relations
About IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede is focused on the continuous development of design and construction
activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader
for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment – with vast experience
accumulated over decades – and a reliable supplier of innovative ships and
supplies for offshore construction. IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for
engineering and manufacturing integrated standard and custom-built vessels,
advanced equipment and also providing life-cycle support. This integrated
systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long
-term business partnerships.

The company’s broad customer base includes dredging operators, oil and gas
corporations, offshore contractors and government authorities. IHC Merwede has
over 3,000 employees based at various locations in The Netherlands, Brazil,
China, Croatia, France, India, Malaysia, the Middle East, Nigeria, Singapore,
Slovakia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About IFS

IFS (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/about-ifs/)™is a public company (XSTO: IFS)
founded in 1983 that develops (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/architecture
-and-technology/), supplies, and
implements (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/services/) IFS
Applications (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/ifs-applications-8/)™, a
component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on
industries (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/industries/) where management of any of
the following four core processes is strategic:
service (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/field-service-management
-software/) & asset (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/enterprise-asset
manufacturing (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/manufacturing/), supply
chain (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/supply-chain/), and
projects (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/projects/). The company has 2,100
customers (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/customers/) and is present in
approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. Net revenue in 2012
was SKr 2.7 billion.

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(1991:980) and/or the Securities Markets Act (2007:528). The information was
submitted for publication on December 23, 2013, at 8.30 a.m. CET.