Netherlands: SPIE partners with IFS Ultimo to improve asset management and maintenance for customers

Published on 13 March 2024

Breda, 13 March 2024 – SPIE Nederland, the Dutch subsidiary of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Software leader IFS Ultimo have joined forces to enhance asset management and maintenance for customers. Moving forward, SPIE Nederland’s Maintenance Solutions business unit will partner with IFS Ultimo by implementing the EAM in its maintenance operations in the Netherlands. 

The mission of SPIE’s Maintenance Solutions business unit is to help customers improve maintenance performance in key areas. SPIE adds true value for its customers by supporting them in developing, coordinating, and executing maintenance in line with asset management. EAM plays a key role in supporting maintenance processes today. Using an EAM system ensures the best outcomes in relation to a company’s targets and objectives. It supports companies in their sustainable development, helping reduce energy consumption and the number of resources needed for maintenance by improving the performance of assets. IFS Ultimo makes it easy to implement and track asset performance and assists organizations in maintaining their assets in an efficient and effective way. The user-friendly interface can be made fit for purpose by SPIE engineers and is compatible with many partner ERP systems and Industry 4.0 tooling. 

SPIE has used IFS Ultimo’s EAM software for many years now to manage assets in the maintenance contracts of several customers, including large Dutch government organizations. SPIE’s Maintenance Solutions business unit uses the software daily since a large percentage of its customers use it to manage and optimize their maintenance activities. By partnering with IFS Ultimo, SPIE can provide and implement the EAM software across the Netherlands. 

Lesley Fraats, Business Development Manager, SPIE Nederland commented: “By partnering with IFS Ultimo, we build an even broader portfolio of expertise around EAM software. We combine our strengths so that our customers benefit from the best of both worlds: IFS Ultimo’s EAM tool, which adapts to the needs and requirements of their businesses, implemented by SPIE’s consultants, who have the best understanding of the environment in which the software will be deployed and used”. 

Maarten Meijer, Manager Channel Services at IFS Ultimo adds: “We see companies struggle with both opportunities and challenges that arise due to the fast-changing business landscape and digitalization. IFS Ultimo and SPIE customers will benefit from this partnership by experiencing the joint expertise of both companies in terms of maintenance perspective on the work floor and digitalization perspective. Our EAM software fits extremely well in this landscape and the specialists at SPIE will ensure that the IFS Ultimo software is implemented, used, and adopted in the most effective way.”