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IQMS Announces European Customer Advisory Board at 2016 European Pinnacle User Conference for Manufacturing ERP Software Customers

First IQMS Pinnacle user conference in Europe features speakers from new partner Proximity, the British Plastics Federation and Oracle

Paso Robles, Calif. – November 1, 2016 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, announced the formation of the IQMS European Customer Advisory Board at its inaugural European Pinnacle User Conference. The move is part of IQMS’ commitment to supporting the rapidly growing number of customers across Europe. The company also used the conference to bring visibility to:

  • Additional development resources dedicated to the success of European customers.
  • Growing operations in Europe with the addition of regional sales and service partners.
  • New IQMS partner Proximity, a software consultancy with deep expertise in manufacturing solutions that serves companies across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The IQMS European Pinnacle User Conference ran October 26-28, 2016 at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, U.K. The event brought together European manufacturing executives, enterprise resource planning (ERP) technical experts, and industry thought leaders in 15 sessions examining manufacturing technology and business best practices, as well as how to get the most of IQMS software. In addition to Proximity, guest speakers included executives from the British Plastics Federation and Oracle.

“The IQMS customer conference was a huge success,” said Joanna Kuropatnicka, IT manager at Glazpart Ltd. “The presentations, the training, and interactions with the other IQMS customers and the IQMS team were outstanding, and we are looking forward to next year’s conference.”

Proximity Extends IQMS UK/Ireland Support

Proximity develops, maintains, and supports high-performance software solutions and applications for companies across the UK and Ireland. Established in 2007, the consultancy has more than 40 experts with extensive experience in delivering solutions tailored to the real-world needs of businesses in the manufacturing, logistics and retail sectors. As an IQMS partner, Proximity is expanding regional support for IQMS software, helping manufacturers to implement and maximize their value in using IQMS.

“Our interactions with IQMS customers at this conference demonstrated that IQMS is becoming a leader in the UK plastics technology market,” observed Rob Jackson, Proximity sales and marketing director.

“Europe is now responsible for 20% of the worldwide plastics goods production, and the British Plastics Federation’s reports on the strength of the industry at our conference this week reinforce our strategic decision to expand operations in the European market,” said Gary Nemmers, president and CEO of IQMS. “We look forward to building on the strong participation at our first European Pinnacle User Conference by some of the region’s leading plastics manufacturers, as well as strategic technology and solution partners, such as Oracle and Proximity.”

IQMS Integrated System for MES and ERP

IQMS software uniquely combines robust ERP and MES functionality into one comprehensive system. All modules operate as a powerful, cohesive system, capable of handling all extended ERP needs using a single, embedded database. This empowers manufacturing enterprises to take a streamlined approach to centralizing activity across the supply chain and ensuring that complete, accurate information is available to all authorized users at all times. The comprehensive MES functionality is also available as a standalone solution that can be readily integrated with manufacturers’ existing ERP systems.

The Choice is the New Cloud program features three deployment models for the IQMS system that are designed to support the needs of manufacturing firms—from software as a service and managed cloud solutions to on-premises software.

About IQMS

IQMS uniquely combines ERP and MES functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material requirements, inventory and purchasing, plus extended native features for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse and quality modules. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit

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