Following its recent deal with BMW in Germany, high growth enterprise software developer IFS has succeeded at MG Rover and BMW here with new orders for IFS Applications valued initially at $1.5 million. The BMW contract is with the Swindon pressing plant and covers licenses and implementation services for an extensive system including components for sales and marketing, financials, manufacturing, distribution, engineering, HR and maintenance management. Meanwhile, Rover Group, recently sold by BMW, is now starting to replace its legacy enterprise management systems. Its IFS system will include IFS Financials, IFS HR and Purchasing, and will be implemented in the Longbridge vehicle assembly plant. “These orders show that we have a highly competitive product for the automotive industry,” said Alastair Sorbie, managing director of IFS UK. “We won in tough competition with the most respected suppliers by scoring higher on functionality and flexibility of our portal based user interface”.