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IQMS Identified as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions

IQMS’s ERP and MES cloud offerings are designed specifically for the needs of manufacturing companies, one of the categories of product-centric organizations identified in Gartner’s report

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – February 23, 2017 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced it has been identified as a representative vendor in the Gartner "Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions” report. IQMS’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES cloud offerings are designed specifically for the needs of manufacturing companies, one of the categories of product-centric organizations identified in the report.

The Gartner "Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions” report1 notes that, “Product-centric companies are increasingly directly impacted by the emergence of digital business, which is disrupting many of the traditional business models in product-centric industries. Consequently, some product-centric organizations view the move to cloud ERP applications as a way of transforming business processes to support the shift to digital business.”

The Gartner report2 also observes that, “Some larger companies are adopting cloud ERP solutions through a two-tier approach in smaller divisions or newer global deployments to facilitate standing those operations up quickly.” Meanwhile the report3 says, “With small-to-midsize product-centric organizations, Gartner is seeing many consider cloud as a way of increasing value and improving the flexibility of their ERP deployments.”

“Our manufacturing ERP customers range from established businesses to start-ups to on-shore branches of off-shore companies. Through our Choice is the New Cloud program, we are empowering these manufacturers to capitalize on the efficiencies, scalability and data protection afforded by the cloud without compromising on application flexibility,” said Gary Nemmers, IQMS CEO. “We believe being named by Gartner as a representative vendor in the ‘Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions’ report4 reinforces the value that our IQMS cloud offerings bring to customers.”

IQMS ERP Cloud Deployment Choices

IQMS software uniquely combines robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES functionality into one comprehensive system in which all data is managed by the same embedded Oracle 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. Through IQMS’s Choice is the New Cloud™ program, customers have access to three deployment models designed for the needs of manufacturing firms.

  • Software as a Service is for customers that want to take advantage of IQMS via a cloud-based subscription.
  • Managed Cloud is for manufacturers that want to own their IQMS license but take advantage of a hosted cloud deployment.
  • Premise is for customers that want to run IQMS software in their own data center—either directly on servers or in a private cloud.

Additionally, IQMS for Oracle Cloud Backup enables customers to automatically backup their IQMS system data to the robust Oracle Cloud, eliminating the need to manually backup data while providing secured offsite storage. The cloud service is available to all manufacturing customers, whether they have IQMS software deployed on-premises or in the cloud hosted by IQMS.

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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 https://www.iqms.com.

1Gartner “Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions,” by Mike Guay, Ranadip Chandra, and Nigel Montgomery, February 3, 2017
2Gartner “Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions,” February 3, 2017
3Gartner “Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions,” February 3, 2017
4Gartner “Market Guide for Product-Centric Cloud ERP Solutions,” February 3, 2017

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