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IFS Ultimo signs technology partnership agreement with openpack

openpack, a digital solution provider that focuses on manufacturing companies in the packaging industry worldwide, and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) specialist, IFS Ultimo, have entered a technology partnership.  

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 offerings and 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.” 


About openpack 

The platform openpack brings together all partners in the packaging industry. We enable cost-effective data exchange in the factory and systems can communicate seamlessly with each other. Our goal is to make companies more productive and enable them to exchange data easily and cost-effectively.  

  • We connect the participants of the industry and enable a common language for all systems  

  • As a platform, we enable the central usability of all data for all systems 

  • We digitize all activities along the value chain  

  • We simplify, accelerate & automate processes  

  • We increase the productivity of our customers and provide added value for all participants  

About IFS Ultimo   IFS Ultimo is a SaaS EAM solution from IFS, focused on maintenance & safety and well known for a rapid deployment, ease of use and an unparalleled time to value. IFS Ultimo is part of IFS. 

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers—at the Moment of Service™️. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 5,000 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. 


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