For openpack, the partnership with IFS Ultimo means an expansion of its integrated partner portfolio which results in adding extra value for its customers through additional features. This is seen through simplified commissioning, reduced IT effort as fewer interfaces are required, and optimized maintenance software.
IFS Ultimo also expands its partner ecosystem of industry leaders through this partnership. Together, both companies already have several joint manufacturing customers in the packaging industry. The knowledge that they have built together in this industry is now being used to support other companies in this sector.
Patrick Beekman, Partner Solution Manager at IFS Ultimo, commented: “The platform approach of openpack allows us to work seamlessly together. By joining forces, we enable an efficient reduction of interfaces and simplified data provision, allowing end customers to easily integrate and use IFS Ultimo's solutions via the openpack platform. We are looking forward to supporting customers together through our joint offering and joint knowledge.”
Patrick Klee, Chief Product Officer at openpack, added: “The decision to enter this cooperation is based on a shared vision and understanding of the changing requirements in the packaging industry. We share a clear commitment to digitalization and recognize the importance of innovative solutions for the future.
The synergy between us lies not only in our shared industry, but also in the strategic alignment of our offerings. Both companies' complementary products and services create real added value for our customers. This partnership enables us to strengthen our solutions and tailor them optimally to the needs of our customers.”