The IQMS Manufacturing ERP solution has been in the game for a few decades now, and it shows. They’ve carved out a space for themselves as a major player in the manufacturing sector with the distinct offering of a complete, single-source ERP system. With consistent 20% organic growth year after year, and a huge dedication to customer-driven improvement, IQMS is committed to continuing the development of a high functioning manufacturing product that can be used across any industry, and with any size company. Ultra recently welcomed the Vice President of Business Development, Steve Monroe, along with IQMS’ Regional Director of Professional Services, Carlos Doria, to explain just how advantageous their solution really is.
Integrating to Single-Source with IQMS Manufacturing ERP
Founded in 1989, IQMS has always been focused on the manufacturing sector, its roots sprouting from an MES-focused solution. Although IQMS has their headquarters in Paso Robles, California, they now have offices on nearly every continent, and are continuing to expand rapidly.
The IQMS Difference
IQMS defines themselves as a global software company that designs, develops, and supports a complete ERP and MES Software solution. They focus intensely on the manufacturing industry with a concentration on discrete, repetitive and batch process manufacturers. As Monroe discusses, IQMS has been able to differentiate themselves in the market because of their single database solution. They are able to offer all software development, licensing, sales relationships, implementation support, and more, themselves, which eliminates the need for third parties and additional costs.
Furthermore, they are an agile development methodology shop with supreme focus on customer-driven development. With three hundred and twenty-five employees worldwide, almost half are focused on customer support, and roughly a quarter are concentrated in research and development to make sure IQMS is up to date with the customer and current technology. IQMS assists their customers in staying lean, agile, and competitive and have honed their solution to work exceptionally well in industries with strict standards, such as the aerospace and medical sectors.
The Versatility of IQMS Manufacturing ERP
IQMS boasts over 1,100 customers, with concentration mostly in the automotive and consumer manufacturing industries, but has positioned themselves to be successful in almost any sector. Monroe states the company considers themselves a solid Tier 2 ERP player, but have the ability to compete for customers on all three tiers, as their system can be adapted for size and complexity. Many of their clients have experienced award-winning success while using IQMS, with some of their major clients including companies like General Electric and Nissen.
It’s no question why IQMS has attracted such a large, and influential pool of clients. Their technology has the ability to include MES, data collection, ERP functionality, supply chain management capabilities, and more. Additionally, this single-source model provides a single source of truth, consistency across interfaces, and real-time transactions. These attributes can be crucial for industries with intense regulations, as it is much easier to track information through the system to provide comprehensive traceability.
IQMS: More Than Just Software
Not only does IQMS manufacturing offer an amazing single-source solution, but they also offer exceptional support, especially in implementation. The system is already global and scalable, but it also possesses clear-cut configuration functionality. IQMS is so geared for manufacturing, as Dorian explains, that there are numerous pre-configurations for interfaces on every time of device, as well as templates for manufacturing-specific documents. Additionally, IQMS provides consulting and alliance channels with implementation support themselves. Their implementation is fully customizable, and is the cherry on top of what seems to be a comprehensive customer satisfaction program.
IQMS is currently one of a few ERP solutions that offer a complete single-source ERP system. They have successfully created an amazing manufacturing industry product, and as they continue to develop their system, they represent the intensifying demand from consumers for a more comprehensive solution.
You can learn more about IQMS for the manufacturing and distribution industry, and how cloud-based solutions interface with business processes, by requesting a recent webinar on our site, as well as on the IQMS website.