IFS appoints former Sage MD Alan Laing as Managing Director of UK and Ireland

IFS, the global enterprise applications company announces it has hired Alan Laing as the Managing Director of UK and Ireland. Alan will be responsible for driving significant growth across the business for all of IFS’s products, services and channels.

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Alan brings a track-record of business growth having held executive roles at several organisations including Avaya ,Oracle and most recently as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Sage’s Northern European businesses.

Alan said “I am joining IFS at an exciting time and am looking forward to driving further growth in the UK and Ireland. IFS’s rich heritage, strong customer base, engaged partners and employees give us all the ingredients for success.” He added, “this new role presents a great opportunity for me to make a difference in an already thriving company and I can’t wait to start working with the team, customers and partners that have played such a vital role in making it what it is to date.”

Darren Roos, CEO of IFS, commented: “IFS is in growth mode and the UK is a crucial to IFS – we expect significant growth from the region. Alan’s past experience with some of the world’s biggest software brands combined with his understanding of our market make him an excellent choice to take on this new role and lead our business. He has a fantastic track record and is very well known for championing customers and partners business needs.”

About IFS

IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,300 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com