J Tomlinson builds next wave of growth with IFS Applications 9IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that J. Tomlinson, one of the UK’s leading integrated building solutions providers, will implement IFS Applications 9 to integrate and automate processes across its business in order to support future growth.

Founded in the 1950s, J. Tomlinson provide a portfolio of services including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E), energy efficiency and renewables, fit out and facilities management. Driven by an influx of new contracts, the organisation is enjoying a period of rapid growth with new offices and staff strengthening its business across the UK.

To support this growth while helping to manage an increasingly complex IT environment, IFS will provide a complete end-to-end ERP solution that supports 300 employees across multiple locations. IFS Applications will support key business processes for J.Tomlinson such as HR, finance, procurement, planning and scheduling and will include project management and service management modules. To effectively support the company’s mobile workforce, the system will work both offline and online and include touch and mobile applications to support better access to information anywhere, anytime.

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Once the new solution has been implemented, J. Tomlinson will have the ability to quickly onboard new customers, creating significant time and cost savings per contract. J.Tomlinson Executive Chairman, David Adams, said the single platform will allow his team to focus on meeting the increasingly competitive service level agreements (SLAs) set by its clients, by removing the complexities of managing different systems.

“Making working practices and processes more effective will create a more agile organisation for our customers and staff. Crucially, IFS Applications will be a vital component of our future business growth and ongoing customer relationships, providing us with a flexible, sustainable platform that will enable faster, smarter decisions to be made based on real-time information,” he said.

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IFS UK Managing Director Paul Massey said: “The construction industry is facing increasingly squeezed margins and businesses within the sector need a constant focus on becoming leaner and more innovative. J.Tomlinson is a great example of a company investing in IT to remain competitive and to enable more intelligent business decision making. IFS Applications will improve efficiencies across the organisation, provide visibility into the company’s day-to-day business activities and performance, and help its complete workforce provide a superior customer experience.” The phased implementation will begin with HR, and will go live within the next 12 months.