Anthesis adds further expertise to IFS consulting team

Anthesis have further strengthened their IFS consulting team with the addition of Robert Perez.

Robert has joined Anthesis as a CRM, Techno-Functional Consultant, working with our customers on IFS Applications in which he has seven years’ real-world experience.

He is a business graduate with strong technical skills, obtained in 3 organisations and all of which uses IFS software at its core, running IFS at different versions. In his last role, he successfully transitioned a company’s CRM and SRM from IFS Apps8 to Apps10 with RIVA and using robust BETA planning/testing.

Robert also recently attained the Writing Advanced SQL Queries Certification with an impressive 92.5% score. “Knowing the functional process isn’t enough for me, I have to also get my hands on the reports, the events, permissions and lobbies.”

His ambition is to further develop his expanding IFS knowledge base – with the cloud based Apps10 but also legacy versions of IFS – and to help Anthesis grow its reputation as one of the leading IFS consultancies in Europe. Working closely with Anthesis customers who are considering, implementing or improving their IFS system is something that Robert is looking forward to.

In his spare time, he likes to keep fit going to the gym and likes to cycle occasionally. He also enjoys playing and learning about poker and entering live tournaments. When asked why, he says “The game is a mix of strategy, calculating odds, and reading your opponents. The thrill aspect doesn’t hurt either, and there’s always room for improvement.” Recently Robert has won a couple of tournaments in Madrid.

Robert at the table during Poker tournament
Robert at the IFS offices in Madrid

Anthesis first UK IFS partner to go live with the latest version of APPS 10

IFS Applications 10 ™ was launched on May 1st 2018 at the IFS World Conference.Anthesis are a channel partner of IFS and have been successfully selling and implementing the IFS Applications product since 2015.When IFS Apps 10 was launched at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta, it was only two weeks later Anthesis were selected to design and deliver the new cloud-based solution by a customer in the high technology sector.The company is currently using an outdated ERP system and have opted to enhance their key business processes and communication via IFS Apps 10. The project started on 14th May and is due to go live in December 2018.

IFS recommended Anthesis as the ideal partner for this latest cloud-based release, bringing enhanced functionality in its latest version.

Amongst other things, this includes a more engaging and enjoyable work experience for IFS users via IFS Aurena, a more intuitive interface which is accessible from any device .

The 6-month project will see Anthesis as the first IFS partner to put IFS Apps 10 live in the UK. There are 6 Anthesis consultants working on the project, ensuring the software is tailored to meet the requirements of the business and the 120 global users when live.

Tom Constantine, Anthesis Director, comments: “We are pleased to be working on an Apps 10 project so soon after its release. It allows our consultants to see the new software in a real live environment first hand, which means we are quickly up to speed with the core functionality and end user benefits.

Anthesis are on track to deliver this project on time, and look forward to putting the UK’s first IFS Apps 10 project live.”

For more information, call Anthesis on 01260 296530 or visit

IFS World Conference 2018 – Anthesis summary….

Nearly two weeks have passed since the IFS World Conference in Atlanta. We’ve been very busy since our return to the UK, especially following up with all the people that we met there.

Now we have had time to pause for breath, we thought we’d reflect on what was an excellent few days.

The conference was incredibly busy. Anthesis have attended four IFS world conferences and we thought this was the best yet. We loved Atlanta as first time visitors, what a great city and so welcoming.

It all kicked off with an IFS Partner day on the 30th April, one day before the conference started in earnest.

Anthesis were delighted to be shortlisted as IFS Partner of the Year, and we enjoyed meeting partners with a similar ethos to ourselves.

Onto the conference itself, it was a good mix of keynote speeches, break-out sessions and networking. The breakout sessions we attended contained thought provoking content.

The announcement of the release of IFS Applications 10 is exciting news, and many Anthesis customers will be keen to migrate onto this latest version. The new interface is moredne child clothes store and can be used on any devise via IFS Aurena, which should be a great step forward. It promises a more compelling user experience and greater functionality than ever before.

Congratulations to the IFS team for hosting an informative and enjoyable conference and thanks to Atlanta for your hospitality.

IFS World Conference – Atlanta – Day 1 news so far…

Today – May 1st 2018 – is the first day of the IFS World Conference, held at the Georgia World Conference Centre in Atlanta. This follows the IFS Partner Summit held yesterday (April 30th) where Anthesis were proud to be a finalist in the IFS Services Partner of the Year awards, and were presented with the below certificate.anthesis stand 1

IFS employees, vendors and customers all arrived early, eager to hear the latest developments due from IFS in the coming months.

IFS conference centre

The conference centre in Atlanta

IFS reception

IFS World Conference registration

Anthesis are on stand 18 and would be delighted to meet with our customers, and chat to any companies that potentially require IFS consultancy or service support.

IFS Anthesis stand

Day 1 News so Far….

One of the early announcements at the conference was the launch of IFS Applications 10, promising a new engaging user experience and 500+ functional updates.

IFS applications 10

You can read more about IFS Applications 10 here on the IFS website or for an alternative write up, try here.

IFS sponsors

Anthesis are pleased to be a sponsor of the IFS World Conference and we look forward to seeing you on stand 18, where we have PG Tips on hand if you fancy a cup of tea and a chat.

More news over the next few days.

IFS Partner Network Summit & Partner of the Year Awards

Today – Monday 30th April 2018 – is the IFS Partner Network Summit being held in Atlanta, USA.Anthesis are attending the summit and are delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the IFS Partner of the Year Awards, which are taking place today.These awards were launched in 2015 and in the words of IFS they “recognise the IFS Partner Network’s top performers, their innovation and the transformational projects they have implemented for IFS customers”.

You can read more about the awards here.

The Partner Summit is underway, below are a selection of images: we’ll keep you posted via our twitter and linkedin pages.



“Connect To What’s Next” is the theme of this year’s IFS World Conference.

IFS World Conference – Georgia World Conference Centre, Atlanta – May 1-3 2018

Tomorrow (May 1st) sees the official conference begin. IFS peers, pioneers and visionary experts will all be in attendance at what promises to be a packed and informative event.

Anthesis are sponsors of the IFS World Conference and also exhibiting – please come and visit Anthesis on stand 18 in the conference centre. We’d be delighted to serve you a cup of our fresh PG Tips tea whilst we discuss potential IFS solutions.

Only two weeks until Anthesis attend the IFS World Conference in Atlanta

Anthesis are part of the IFS partner network and are also a silver sponsor of the IFS World Conference, taking place in Atlanta on the 1-3 May 2018. Being a world conference, IFS employees, partners and customers will be flying in from around the globe to listen to an array of high profile speakers during the 3 day event.

Anthesis are exhibiting on stand 18.

Having previously attended IFS World Conferences, it promises to be an informative event with a packed schedule where IFS staff, IFS partners and customers can collaborate and share knowledge.

IFS will be announcing new product releases in IFS Applications, IFS Field Management and other IFS Solutions

The theme of the IFS conference is “Connect to what’s next” and in the words of IFS themselves this means “Helping our customers connect systems, businesses, people and ideas, which enables them to be more efficient, create opportunities and always be prepared for what’s next”

Tom Constantine, Director of Anthesis, comments “We are looking forward to the IFS World Conference to hear what is new in the IFS world, and also to meet with our customers. We are pleased to be a silver sponsor of the event. Please come and chat to the Anthesis team on stand 18, we’d be delighted to tell you more about our IFS software and consulting service plus our new support centre”

You can find out more about the IFS World Conference here