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IQMS Identified as a Notable Vendor in Gartner Report “Life Sciences Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems’”

In the report, Gartner identifies IQMS as one of four Notable Vendors

PASO ROBLES, CALIF. – February 6, 2018 – IQMS, a leading manufacturing ERP software and manufacturing execution system (MES) authority, today announced that it has been recognized in the Gartner report, “Life Sciences Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.’” In the report, Gartner identifies IQMS as one of four Notable Vendors.

The Gartner “Life Sciences Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems’” report1 cites Contract Manufacturing as one of three trends impacting life sciences manufacturing that are popular in other manufacturing disciplines. The report notes that, “Life sciences manufacturers are also pursuing increasingly complex and multidisciplined supply chains mixing in-house manufacturing with contract manufacturing to enable them to enter emerging markets more rapidly. This strategy enables moving production closer to the customer. Contract manufacturing adds another layer to the life sciences manufacturing supply chain, with commensurate complication in regulatory compliance tracking.”

“We have invested extensively in building track-and-trace, quality management, compliance tracking, and other capabilities into our IQMS system to ensure that our life sciences customers, many of whom serve as contract manufacturers, can cost-effectively meet the demanding requirements of this industry,” said Gary Nemmers, IQMS CEO. “We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Notable Vendor in the “Life Sciences Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems’” report. We view it as a validation of the value we bring in integrating key life sciences processes into our MES and ERP functionality to empower manufacturers with the value-added services and efficiencies to compete in the global market.”

IQMS Integrated System for MES and ERP

IQMS software uniquely combines robust MES and ERP functionality into one comprehensive solution in which all data—from systems and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors on the shop floor to the back office—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 run it in a hosted cloud deployment. Premise is for customers that want to run IQMS software in their own data center—either on servers or in a private cloud.

Additionally, IQMS delivers IQMS for Oracle Cloud Backup, which eliminates the need to manually backup data while providing secured offsite storage, and IQMS Web BI, which features rich, cloud-based business intelligence and visualization functionality from Oracle that helps manufacturers gain greater insights into their data. The cloud services are available to all manufacturing customers, whether they have IQMS software deployed on-premises or in the cloud hosted by IQMS.

1Gartner “Life Sciences Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems’,” by Rick Franzosa, December 11, 2017.

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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

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