By Mark Brewe
A few moments ago, a press release was issued announcing that IFS has acquired WorkWave. This is the biggest acquisition IFS has ever made, and demonstrates our commitment and appetite to grow in the Service market.
The news comes on the same day that Gartner has published its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, where IFS has improved its ‘Leader’ position on both the ‘Completeness of Vision’ and ‘Ability to Execute’ axes – in fact IFS is now the highest positioned field service management provider on the ‘Ability to Execute’ axis, which we believe is testament to our solution breadth & depth, industry expertise and proven delivery capabilities.
Firstly, here’s some background on IFS’s acquisition of WorkWave:
WorkWave is a leading provider of highly scalable, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the Field Service and Last Mile Delivery and Logistics industries.
Like IFS, WorkWave is focused on service centric industries, but it targets a very different segment of the market. WorkWave primarily serves small & medium sized (SMB) service businesses, with specific vertical focus on Pest Control, Lawn & Landscape, Cleaning & Janitorial, Heating/Ventilation/AC, Plumbing & Electrical and Transportation.
This is a big milestone for IFS as we now have the most complete, connected Service Management solutions for all size of service-intensive businesses.
Want to know more about IFS’s position as a ‘Leader’ in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Field Service Management?
This is the fourth time in a row that IFS has been classified as a ‘Leader’, but this year we are positioned highest on the ‘Ability to Execute’ axis. We’re very proud of the fact that we do what we say we’re going to do. We believe this matters to our customers, prospects and partners.
We believe this recognition says that IFS Field Service Management is not only on the right path, but we’re doing right by our customers too.
What matters most to IFS are our customers, current and future. Our commitment is, first and foremost, to these stakeholders, reinforcing that they have entered into a partnership that will continue to deliver results and support their future service transformation goals..
Don’t believe me? Well, don’t take my word for it. I encourage you to read the customer reviews on IFS Field Service Management via the Gartner Peer Insights portal. And don’t forget to check out the latest Gartner FSM Magic Quadrant!’
(From IFS blog).