IFS celebrates landmark Libyan partnership

Conference marks state utility's implementation of ERP solution

Alistair Sorbie, chief executive officer of IFS.
Alistair Sorbie, chief executive officer of IFS.

Software giant IFS participated in a major conference in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, last week to mark the fourth anniversary of its partnership with state utility firm General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL).

The event brought together a significant number of GECOL’s customers and suppliers in a celebration of Libya’s first major ERP implementation, using IFS software.

“Due to new legislation setting corporate governance standards for institutions in Libya, GECOL needed a more market-driven approach and had a requirement to improve performance by implementing industry best--practice processes,” announced GECOL chairman Abulgasem Uneas.

“As a result, GECOL's senior executives faced the important tasks of realigning current business processes and selecting a single integrated ERP solution that would both support and enhance GECOL’s vision.”

The presentations at the day-long conference included a discussion of the future of ERP in Libya and a live demonstration of the latest version of IFS Enterprise Explorer, which is designed to improve user productivity and usability of IFS Applications.

Attending the event on the IFS side were Alastair Sorbie, CEO, chief technology officer Dan Matthews and the managing director of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions, Ian Fleming, along with several other senior officials.

“IFS’ component-based solutions have allowed GECOL a smooth upgrade of their IT environment in response to the company’s evolving business requirements over the last four years,” said Sorbie.

“IFS Applications allows GECOL to manage all fundamental tasks within the utility business such as managing assets, their own people and customers.”

A full report on the conference will be published in the December issue of Utilities Middle East.


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