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Enterprise Applications Vendor Reverses Fortunes - But Will Perseverance and Agility Be Enough?
With seven consecutive profitable quarters, a feat unprecedented in the company's recent past, IFS enters a new phase of sustained profitable growth, along with

mike mcguire  original founder of EMS (Mike Dunham), who subsequently renamed the company WorkWise. Over 500 companies continue to use TCM to manage their businesses (see A User Centric WorkWise Customer Conference ). IFS initially also expanded into the customer relationship management (CRM) arena by acquiring former Israel-based CRM vendor Exactium for its product configuration module in the late 1990s. The subsequent sell-off move to Pivotal in 2000 (see What is IFS up to in the CRM Arena?! ) represented IFS

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