SOLNA, Sweden, March 26, 2014 – International Business Systems (IBS), a global leading integrated ERP and supply chain solution provider, today announced a partnership with Qlik, a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), to add robust BI capabilities to its IBS Business Suite offering.

IBS is the trusted industry leader of ERP and WMS distribution software, preferred for consistently improving operational efficiencies and business performance for 
mid-market companies challenged by the complexities of managing distribution.

Through the QlikView Business Discovery platform, Qlik enables business users to freely explore and find connections, patterns and outliers in data without having to model those relationships in advance. Industry analyst firms, business organizations, and the media have acknowledged Qlik for the value it provides customers. Gartner positioned Qlik in the Leaders Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, dated 20 February 2014 (G00257740, Analyst(s): Rita L. Sallam, et al.)

QlikView will be integrated into the IBS software suite of products, serving customers in key verticals like pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, automotive aftermarkets, 3PL and wholesale distribution.

“Our pursuit of best-of-breed technologies to help our customers maximize the productivity of their supply chains is an ongoing corporate objective,” said Mike Verdeyen, IBS CTO. “Qlik has a proven reputation for helping its clients connect key business data, which can drive competitive advantage. Our customers will now realize those same benefits.”

QlikView users interact with their data in a visually appealing way. The result is better decision-making for business users and their organizations.
“What the modern workforce needs is not another tool that puts a new face on the same old data. Instead they need visualizations that look good and allow users to search and explore the underlying data,” said Christof Majer, Vice President of Global Partner Sales and Partner Network at Qlik. “QlikView empowers users to unearth new insights, and it will enhance the ability of IBS supply chain software to drive revenue, improve productivity and give decision-makers the ability to be proactive rather than reactive to issues or market changes affecting their businesses.”

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About IBS
International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain distribution software solution provider. For more than 35 years, we have helped customers such as Galexis, Sigma, Rexel, Maxell, GE Lighting, Marangoni, WorldPac, MacFarlane Group, Scholastic Editions, Fidelitone, Totes Isotoner, Volvo, Goodyear, Skil, Oriola, Inotech and many more streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency.

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