Appointed Channel & Services Partner

Enterprise software specialist Vanilla Solutions (“Vanilla”) announces that it has joined the IFS Partner Network as both a channel partner and services partner in the UK and Ireland.

Vanilla has a 10-year track record of implementing, supporting and enhancing IFS Applications across the Aerospace and Defence, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Management sectors.

IFS, a global software company with over 3500 staff, develops and delivers flexible and powerful enterprise software for customers who manufacture and distribute goods, deliver services and maintain assets.

A key focus area for Vanilla will be the development of IFS’s Aerospace and Defence channel, where Vanilla has particularly deep industry expertise and several high-profile customers, including BAE Systems, Ultra Electronics and Babcock International.  Vanilla will also look to expand IFS’s footprint with UK and Irish manufacturing and infrastructure companies, using its experience in mobility, process optimisation, integration and IoT to bring further value to current users of IFS Applications.

Andy Bell, Director and co-founder at Vanilla said: “Since starting Vanilla in 2009, we have sought relentlessly to bring simplicity and clarity to the ERP market.  In our opinion, the IFS Applications product suite best supports our desire to deliver meaningful and lasting value to our customers.  IFS Applications is powerful and flexible while being relatively easy to implement.  To us, this is ERP as it should be”.

Vanilla are already differentiated in the UK IFS services market by having a sizeable in-house consulting team as well as a close relationship with Novacura, a large Nordic IFS partner, whose ‘Flow’ enterprise platform they resell in the UK.  The partnership with IFS brings Vanilla’s customers further advantages in terms of access to the latest IFS technologies and skills.

Jason Belcher, Director and co-founder at Vanilla explained: “For Vanilla, the key to customer satisfaction lies in ownership and accountability.  We take the promises that we make to our customers very seriously and our in-house delivery teams use the best tools and approaches available to deliver the tangible RoI that our customers rightly expect”.

Alan Laing, UK&I Managing Director at IFS added: “I am pleased to welcome Vanilla to our growing ecosystem of partners, they have a great track record of working in markets that are important to IFS such as Aerospace & Defence and Manufacturing”.