Complex Manufacturer Meggitt (Maryland) Inc. Selects IFS Applications ERP

Itasca, Ill.- Meggitt (Maryland) Inc., a Germantown, MD-based division of Meggitt Sensing Systems, has selected IFS Applications as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system of record.

Meggitt (Maryland) Inc. produces the industry-leading Wilcoxon Research line of accelerometers, vibration sensors, and accessories for industrial predictive maintenance applications. These sensors are essential to vibration monitoring programs that save money, reduce downtime, and enable maintenance to be planned before equipment failure. The company is based in Germantown, Maryland and operates as a division of Meggitt Sensing Systems, which has nine manufacturing sites across the United States and Europe.

According to Meggitt (Maryland) president Derek Carbin, IFS Applications was selected from large field of ERP products for its ability to meet the diverse needs of the company, which manufactures both industrial/commercial products and highly engineered products for leading edge applications.

Meggitt (Maryland) will implement a broad spectrum of IFS Applications with functionality including IFS Business Performance, IFS Financials, IFS Distribution, IFS Manufacturing, IFS Engineering/Product Design, IFS Maintenance, IFS Sales and Support, and IFS Human Resources.

"IFS Applications was the best fit to handle our diverse needs without sacrificing flexibility, ease of navigation or agility," Dr. Carbin said. "Our organization will be in a much better position for growth with this move to IFS Applications and our customers will benefit as we will be able to provide much more timely and detailed reporting and automated order placement with immediate email acknowledgement. It will provide us with greater visibility of inventory and enable us to manage it much better than today."

"IFS Applications is an excellent fit for companies like Meggitt (Maryland), with its complex business model," IFS North America President and CEO Cindy Jaudon said. "As an organization, IFS is committed to serving companies that need highly advanced functionality that can be easily adopted by middle market companies."

The high-tech industry is one of IFS' targeted vertical markets. IFS offers industry-specific solutions for companies in the electronic equipment, electronic component and semiconductor industries. These solutions support all business processes from design and mixed-mode manufacturing to after-sales support and warranty management. IFS' high-tech customers include NEC, QuadTech, PartnerTech, Brightpoint, Kitron, maxon motor, Beijer Electronics, and Olympus Keymed.

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About Meggitt Sensing Systems

Meggitt Sensing Systems, a division of Meggitt PLC, is a leading supplier of high-performance sensing and monitoring systems for physical parameter measurements in extreme environments. It has operated since 1927 through its antecedents - ECET, Endevco, Ferroperm Piezoceramics, Lodge Ignition, Sensorex, Vibro-Meter and Wilcoxon Research - whose portfolios form the basis of product lines offered by today's Meggitt Sensing Systems. Meggitt Sensing Systems designs and manufactures the Wilcoxon Research product line of vibration sensors at its facility in Germantown, Maryland, USA.

About IFS

IFS is a public company founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications(TM), a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in more than 50 countries with 2,700 employees in total. For more information about IFS, please visit:

Kristy Mills

Marketing Communications

IFS North America

200 S. Executive Drive, Suite 100, Brookfield, WI 53005

Phone 262-317-7400

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