IFS acquires ULTIMO


IFS, announces it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Ultimo Software Solutions, the Netherlands based provider of cloud Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software. ULTIMO has been widely acknowledged for building a strong reputation for the completeness, flexibility, and configurability of its SaaS EAM solutions.

IFS boasts a deep and long-standing heritage in asset management and provides end-to-end industry specific EAM software to companies with complex needs and looking to manage their assets’ efficiency from cradle to grave.

ULTIMO complements the IFS Cloud EAM offering with a proven track record of delivering faster time to value within the industries they serve, and providing an EAM point-solution widely accredited for its rapid deployment and ease of use.  Founded in 1988, ULTIMO’S customers base sits primarily in Europe with some US presence. The company is Headquartered in the Netherlands, has 180 employees, and over 2000 customers, including London Gatwick Airport, BASF, VTTI, Ravago, Vion Food Group, Argent Energy, and Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam.

The combination of IFS and ULTIMO means that IFS stands out against competitors as the only vendor that is now able to offer Cloud native EAM solutions that cater for every company with either complex end-to-end business needs or as a standalone point solution.

IFS CEO, Darren Roos, commented, “This acquisition puts IFS in a uniquely strong position as we now offer the most complete set of EAM capabilities in the market. The flexibility and configurability of ULTIMO is a great complement to the end-to-end capabilities of IFS Cloud”. Roos added: “Helping our customers deliver on their Moment of Service goals by turning assets and the services they require, into a business differentiator has been central to IFS’s success in EAM, and this is something that we know resonates equally well with ULTIMO customers.”

Willem-Jan Scholten, CEO of ULTIMO commented: “I am proud that we have successfully established ULTIMO as a well-respected provider of Enterprise Asset Management software in our core industries. The market is ripe for disruption, and we have a lot more to achieve, so being part of the IFS family means we can capitalize on our joint ambitions even faster.” He concluded: “Now as part of the industry’s #1 provider of EAM software, we have found a company in IFS that shares our values and provides the backing we need to take what’s so special about ULTIMO – with our product, customers, people and partners – to the next level.”

Earlier this month, Gartner recognized IFS as #1in EAM market share by revenue – compared to SAP, IBM, Infor and Oracle – with 18% share, that grew 29.1% YoY. In addition, IFS’s commitment to customer success was also seen by Gartner Peer Insights awarding IFS with the Customers’ Choice accolade. The company believes this achievement is evidence that its continued focus on bringing to market composable technology with industry-specific capabilities is resonating with customers.

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