iptor Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
Iptor provides distribution resource management software for the wholesale, distribution, and manufacturer/distributor markets, with a particular focus on mid-market companies.
Solutions facilitate inventory planning, purchasing and supplier management, warehouse processes, demand management and return processing. Iptor supports the entire range of customer operations, from order out to cash in, enabling lean supply chains and operations. Solutions are available on-premise or cloud-based versions, or as a managed service.
iptor Recent Developments
In May 2019, Iptor reached a milestone in its product transformation with the announcement of the launch of Version 11 of their flagship ERP solutions DC1 and IP1 as leading platforms for distribution and publishing businesses.
In 2017, Iptor Supply Chain Systems unveiled the release of Version 8 IP1 Publishing ERP solution. IP1 Version 8 contains many enhancements ranging across all business processes, including financial management, Unicode, Rights Management, Global Taxation management, and PCI Compliance.
iptor Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In January 2020, Iptor has been acquired by Bregal Unternehmerkapital alongside investment from CEO Jayne Archbold and Chief Marketing and Product Officer Christopher Catterfeld. Bregal Unternehmerkapital is a growth-focused investment firm whose principal focus is to invest behind sound business models and strong leadership teams. With the business in great health, the scene is now set for the next stage of growth. The investment by Bregal Unternehmerkapital allows Iptor to embark on a ramped-up strategic expansion program, focusing on building out its leading position in the Technical Wholesale, Pharma and Publishing sectors as well as increasing its geographical footprint and pursuing acquisitions.
In June 2015, International Business Systems was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with more than $3 billion of capital under management. The acquisition enabled IBS to accelerate its already rapid growth rate while enhancing its commitment to customer success and rebrand to Iptor. Furthermore, Iptor Supply Chain Systems launched a new technology solution, developed with HARMAN, which enables its customers to benefit from cognitive applications and voice recognition technologies.
iptor Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Ownership: - Marlin Equity Partners
Number of Employees: 300
iptor Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
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iptor Revenue Breakdown By Type, $M:
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iptor Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
No. of iptor Customers: 1250
No. of iptor Enterprise Applications Customers: 1250
No. of iptor Cloud Customers: 200
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More than 1,250 customers with 4,000 installations in over 40 countries worldwide rely on Iptor Supply Chain Systems for their supply chain management, planning and logistics software, services and support.
Partnering with customers for 40 years, Iptor continues to be the global leader in distribution resource management, trusted by customers such as Galexis, Sigma, Rexel, Maxell, Marangoni, WorldPac, MacFarlane Group, Scholastic Editions, Fidelitone, Totes Isotoner, Volvo, Goodyear, Skil, Oriola, Inotech and many more.
iptor Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
In March 2020, Iptor and Nextway have signed a global partnership agreement, adding world-class enterprise document management capabilities to the complete Iptor suite of solutions. The strategic collaboration aims to accelerate the digital transformation of Iptor’s customers. As a seamlessly integrated add-on to Iptor’s flagship ERP suites, the Next® Enterprise Archive document management from Nextway will increase their efficiency in processing business documents of all kinds.
Having all business documents (paper, .pdf’s, Microsoft Office documents, and emails) fed into a single digital platform boosts business performance and knowledge sharing. Furthermore, it increases the level of information security and compliance with legislation such as GDPR.
In February 2019, Iptor Supply Chain Systems (Iptor), unveiled the launch of “aperio version 2” – the next evolution of its open integration platform. Aperio has the ability to open up any IBMi infrastructure implementation, providing comprehensive cloud integration and a powerful development studio to release the rich functionality of core ERP systems to a connected world.
Iptor has been transformed over the past three years under the leadership of Archbold and Catterfeld. The re-branding and re-positioning of the business from IBS to Iptor has delivered exceptional progress, with the product portfolio having been transformed through the successful launch of the aperīo platform. Alongside this a move to micro-services has opened up significant market opportunities in focused verticals with high volume transactions. This has led to more than 150% increase in license and subscription growth in FY18. This has been supported by excellent momentum in the cloud business – by the end of FY19, Iptor will have almost 200 customers on the Power cloud offered through its strategic partnership with IBM.
iptor Risks and Challenges
In April 2020, Kristian Niklasson, formerly Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed as President, Nordics, to lead the company’s largest market. Additionally, Per Durlind has been appointed to lead the region’s Sales, Account Management and Customer Success team bringing with him several years of experience within the supply chain profession and enterprise software sales at multinational corporations.acquisitions. Daniel will be responsible for managing the global Finance, HR, Legal and IT functions of Iptor.
In January 2020, Iptor appointed Daniel Bednar as new CFO. Coming shortly after the announcement of Iptor’s new ownership structure and investment from Bregal, Daniel’s appointment adds executive experience and expertise to drive the execution of Iptor’s 22 growth plan.
Alongside CEO Jayne Archbold and Chief Product and Marketing Officer, Christopher Catterfeld, Daniel will pursue Iptor’s strategic objectives through embarking on a ramped-up strategic expansion program, focusing on building out its leading position in the Technical Wholesale, Pharma and Publishing sectors as well as increasing its geographical footprint and pursuing acquisitions. Daniel will be responsible for managing the global Finance, HR, Legal and IT functions of Iptor.
In September 2019, International Business Systems (IBS), the supply chain management, planning, and logistics software, and services company, unveiled its global rebranding as Iptor Supply Chain Systems. The ownership change, as expected ushers Iptor in management changes as it continues to migrate to the Cloud after decades of selling on-premise software.
iptor Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
In April 2019, Iptor Supply Chain Systems (Iptor), have strengthened their strategic partnership with Medius, provider of cloud-based AP automation solutions. Building on their gold sponsorship of Iptor Connect North America this May, Medius and Iptor are entering into an agreement to build a shared customer community of Iptor users to provide unprecedented levels of efficiency and control of their financial processes by using the best-of-breed AP automation tool, MediusFlow.
In 2018 Iptor Supply Chain Systems has reached an agreement with IBM to provide a range of powerful, fully managed cloud infrastructure and managed service offerings to Iptor's existing and future customers.
iptor Cloud Infrastructure Insights
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