This month sees Cooper Software mark our 10th anniversary of partnering with IFS. During this time, we have grown organically from a team of 6, to a full time team of 50 staff, with over 1,000 individual projects delivered both locally and globally. Our customer list includes a host of household names including BMW, Farrow & Ball, BAE Systems, Butcher’s and Kaefer to name a few of the nearly 200 different IFS companies we have worked with.
We’ve come a long way since our first foray in to the partnership. We’ve since become an IFS re-seller, enjoyed a long-standing Touch Apps partnership and have recently signed up to be FSM partners. Two years ago, we achieved Silver Service Partner status, the first consultancy in the UK to reach this level of accreditation. Many of our staff have been specialist and associate certified for years. We are committed to putting our entire team through the IFS Academy, for instance, taking part in specialist product training programmes such as IFS Connect. In parallel to this, we have built a comprehensive internal IFS infrastructure that facilitates the continual development of our team, ensuring they are always up to date with the latest IFS versions and advances. This local infrastructure also means we are able to develop and test all of our products and solutions against true replica IFS environments before we expose them to our customers (a unique benefit of being a partner). All of this helps our customers build trust in us that we will and do deliver.
To ensure we are able to deliver value, we have always worked closely with IFS’ R&D and technical teams to truly understand the IFS technology, architecture and infrastructure and keep up to date with current trends and development. This guarantees that our developed solutions work seamlessly with IFS, both architecturally and technically, both now and in the future. Our technical and supporting functional ability has been recognised by the market and has seen us receive high praise. We’ve been short listed for global awards several times, including being nominated as finalists at the IFS Partner of the Year awards for three consecutive years, for Mid-Market Partner of the Year, the Customers Choice award and twice for Innovative Partner of the Year.
Commenting on the milestone, Frank Cooper, Cooper Software’s Executive Chairman said: “Being an IFS Partner has brought huge benefits to our business and our customers and has made the huge amount of commitment and investment we have put in over years worthwhile. We continue to see IFS as the ideal growth partner for us and we look forward to working closely with them to strengthen our product and service lines and continue to expand and develop our IFS footprint, both locally and globally.”
“Our Partner ecosystem is an essential part of our success as it helps us deliver more value to our customers,” said Partner Manager Bodil Myhra, IFS UK & Ireland market unit. “We truly value the experience and dedication that Cooper Software brings to each and every customer engagement and we look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial partnership.”