Denys acquires IFS cloud solution to drive digitalisation

Cloud solution will help eliminate duplication of processes and will improve operational efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction

IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, has announced that Denys, the Belgian multidisciplinary construction and engineering group, has purchased IFS CloudTM to help it drive future growth and navigate market disruption.

In a statement, IFS said that the solution will enable Denys to eliminate duplication of processes, drive operational efficiencies, and provide knowledge and insights across the organisation, resulting in higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Through the cloud solution, Denys will be able to benefit from robust and standard procurement, warehouse, and logistic processes, the statement continued. It will also provide the construction giant with a finance solution capable of processing and generating financial transactions, reporting, consolidation, and seamless automatic forecasts.

Denys CEO, Bruno Geltmeyer, said: “Implementing the IFS solution will allow us to gain a better insight into our operations enterprise-wide and enable us to make faster and more informed decisions to support our plans to grow the business, while continuing to digitalise at the same time. Opting for IFS allows us to do all that without us having to commit to costly development or system integration efforts.”

He added that Denys had found that its existing IT applications did not have enough integrated functionality. Therefore, it became increasingly difficult to gain insight into the performance of its main operational processes. 

In contrast, IFS Cloud has innovation embedded and supports best practice processes in bid-to-contract, procurement and material supply, planning and pre-construction, construction and execution and periodic project review, he said.

Future Ready

Furthermore, Denys plans to leverage the cloud solution to help drive employee engagement by using it to better support the company’s HR department in the recruitment process, as well as for employer branding and talent development, the statement continued.

Additionally, Denys will enable its workforce to participate in administrative processes, aiding in information sharing through streamlining the organisation’s services. Denys has also purchased IFS Cloud Services – this covers the installation and initialisation of the solution and its management and monitoring over time.

A recently launched joint venture between IFS and BearingPoint, Arcwide, has been tasked with the rollout of the solution to an initial 400 users at Denys’ headquarters in Belgium, and in its facilities in France, the Netherlands, Germany and a range of other European countries.

Frank Beerlage, managing director, IFS Benelux, said: “Denys is focused on evolving rapidly across international markets and on building its capability in important functions from logistics to finance in line with that. IFS is ideally placed to deliver the advanced resource planning and management capabilities that Denys needs to address the complex market challenges it is facing today and to optimise its capabilities to meet the fast-emerging demands of the future.”

In the future, Denys said that it will be looking to invest in a platform that delivers ease of integration with multiple third-party applications and the ability to bring the latest, cutting-edge advanced technologies onboard as and when required. IFS Cloud fits the bill perfectly in this context as a modern, future-proof solution with integrated AI-abilities (and/or capable of integrating AI concepts as and when required), the statement concluded.

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