Integrated Management Solutions (IMS) Ltd celebrates its 25th anniversary. In July 1990 founder Simon Sherwood set out with a vision to use technology to improve business performance and solve IT and business problems. Over the course of the last 25 years, IMS has made that vision a reality for over 80% of their target market. IMS is now the longest established System 21 specialist in the UK and today comprises a team of 8 personnel and has evolved IMS into a global technology leader for System 21 consultancy to manufactures and distributors primarily in the food, drinks, automotive areas.
IMS consultants have worked on numerous projects predominately in relation to Infor System 21 (and previously JBA and GEAC) implementations running on IBM System i platform, with a key specialism in the area of Finance. IMS has extended from finance consultancy to offer technical analysis and programing including development and support, on-site and remotely. The most recent introduction to the skills offered by IMS is in the area of IT and network management skills providing the ability to support the changing infrastructures being experienced by IMS clients.
“We believe in giving top quality service 100% of the time. Our team of professionals has the ability to fully optimise System 21 deployments and ensure our clients financial operations run as effectively and efficiently as possible,” explained Simon Sherwood Founder and Managing Director of IMS, “We are able to tailor make IT packages to provide customers with the solution to suit their needs and we are focussed on providing the commitment to quality and service that was my original vision. This approach has enabled us to steadily grow and build solid and lasting relationships with our customers.”
“Simon prides himself on total commitment to customer service. This, coupled with their (ie IMS’s) product knowledge and the company willingness to always go the extra mile, is an approach that has made them very successful in managing projects to a successful conclusion” commented John Taubman, IS Director, Realgoodfood PLC and IMS Client.
Simon Sherwood attributes their success to their enthusiasm for the technology and commitment to delivering a professional job.
“Effective and efficient IT systems are a leading factor in the success or failure of many businesses. However, any IT system is only as good as the knowledge used to ensure that the right system meets immediate and long-term objectives, integrates fully with existing business activities and, ultimately, provides a profitable return on investment,” explained Sherwood, “IMS control all of our own resources and can respond quickly and offer a complete solution, this makes us unique in the market and allows us to adapt quickly to the changing needs of our clients.”