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IQMS Identified as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution System Software

IQMS was included in the Gartner report’s ERP class of vendors that sell stand-alone MES modules designed with specific integration points into their broader ERP suites

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – July 6, 2016 – 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 Manufacturing Execution System Software” report. IQMS was listed in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) class of vendors who “sell stand-alone MES modules that are designed with specific integration points into their broader ERP suites.”1

In discussing MES software selection, the Gartner report states2, “When evaluating MES systems, look at configurability, flexibility and ease of integration (and not just ERP integration). The level of system customization required is inversely proportional to implementation success rate.” The report goes on to observe3, “MES systems will need to support increasing amounts of data and sophisticated data analysis. Ensure that your provider has a plan for support of IoT devices and advanced analytics (not just report writing).”

“From the start, we have taken a holistic approach to our IQMS ERP software by building in native MES functionality and taking a single database approach to ERP for both business and manufacturing operations. In doing so, we have enabled our customers to gain a unified view across their manufacturing operations and supply chain that enables them to compete more effectively in today’s highly dynamic global market,” said Gary Nemmers, IQMS CEO. “We believe being named by Gartner as a representative vendor in the ‘Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution System Software’ report4 reinforces the value that our IQMS system brings to manufacturers.”

IQMS Integrated System for MES and ERP

IQMS software uniquely combines robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MES functionality into one comprehensive system. Because all modules are designed, developed and supported by IQMS, they 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.

  • 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 EnterpriseIQ software in their own data center—either directly on servers or in a private cloud.

About Gartner Research

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1Gartner “Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution System Software,” by Rick Franzosa, June 21, 2016

2Gartner “Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution System Software,” June 21, 2016

2Gartner “Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution System Software,” June 21, 2016

4Gartner “Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution System Software,” June 21, 2016

About IQMS

IQMS uniquely combines ERP and manufacturing execution system (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.

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