IFS signs Astra as rep firm | Automation.com

IFS signs Astra as rep firm

September 5, 2008 - IFS announced that Astra has joined the IFS North American Business Partner Program.

Astra is a consulting firm that specializes in enabling companies to leverage the power of their enterprise application investments. As an IFS Business Partner, Astra provides a full range of services that cover all aspects of implementation and support of IFS Applications. Several tools, methodologies, processes and interfaces are utilized so IFS customers receive the maximum benefit from IFS Applications. Astra offers a full range of IFS Applications services related to business case analysis, implementation, enabling of specific functionality, and enabling best-of-breed integrations through interfaces, reporting, and business intelligence.

"We've had exceptional experience with implementing IFS Applications at various organizations including large aerospace and defense companies such as General Dynamics and Space Systems/Loral. Astra has developed proprietary custom tools and processes to ease various implementation tasks including administration, reporting, and training," Astra President and CEO Naren Velu said.

"Astra has been involved with IFS Applications implementations since January of 2007," IFS Vice President of Services Philippe Beaurain said. "By joining the IFS Business Partner program Astra will further increase its visibility within the enterprise application services market, as well as give IFS customers additional professional and reliable resources to turn to for further business improvement."

About Astra
Astra provides packaged and custom consulting services relating to all aspects of implementation and the best use of enterprise systems throughout their life cycle. The company has customers in several verticals including: aerospace & defense, Manufacturing and Telecomm. Astra is headquartered in Tucson, AZ with offices in Chennai, India.

About IFS
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, a fully-integrated, component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. The company has more than 2,000 customers in 54 countries and focuses on seven main industries: aerospace & defense, utilities & telecom, manufacturing, process industries, automotive, retail & wholesale distribution, and construction contracting & service management. IFS has 2,600 employees.

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