I’ve written here recently that more and more German businesses are adopting ERP systems. One other thing I’ve noticed, discussing strategy and clients within my team, is that we’re also hearing the three letters ‘IFS’ so frequently that it’s clear the company is gaining market share in a growing market. But why is IFS on the rise in Germany?
Implementations Plus Migrations
We’re not just servicing clients who’re looking to implement IFS as their first ERP; we’re also seeing several businesses choosing to swap to IFS. Migrating from a different ERP, these clients believe their current system doesn’t serve their needs as well as IFS can/will.
Like many other ERPs, IFS is designed on a modular basis. You implement as much of IFS as you need and no more, which immediately cuts down on the complexity users have to deal with while still ensuring the system will do everything the business needs. It’s updated regularly and deserves its position as one of the world’s leading in-depth ERP solutions.
All of that certainly goes some way to explain why IFS is a popular ERP, especially as its in-depth ERP status means it will scale better with the business than many more basic systems.
Personally, though, I think there’s another essential factor which it’s easy to overlook. IFS’ sales team are on the ball, and they’re focused on delivering a product which has been adapted and revised especially for Germany.
For example, the IFS Financial module has been overhauled specifically to handle German tax law, without having to use odd workarounds to make it work.
With this Germany-focused product, IFS sales professionals are spreading the word with enthusiasm, targeting SMEs and other businesses likely to need ERP support. Their message is a clear one: IFS will do everything you need it to, it won’t confuse your team, and it’s available for German businesses with full support.
We work with many different ERP systems here at IT Works Recruitment, but we’ve been working with IFS since the business was started eighteen years ago. It’s a great choice – but at the moment, the number of businesses taking it up in the DACH region is growing faster than the number of IFS specialists to implement or support them.
And that’s where my team and I come in. We’ve built up a database of IFS specialists available to work or interested in working across DACH – not just a database, either, but a network of relationships and trust. When you need to match the right candidate to the right role, give myself and my team a call (connect on LinkedIn). We’ll discuss your requirements, build up a clear picture of the role, and only then will we speak to candidates who fit it perfectly.