RIB Software SE new strategic partner of IMS
The RIB Software SE, the world's leading provider of the iTWO 5D BIM Big Data technology for the construction industry and renowned provider of real estate construction solutions, has acquired a majority stake in IMS Gesellschaft für Informations- und Managementsysteme. The cooperation offers both companies significant advantages.
RIB, with its headquarters in Stuttgart, is one of the Top 30 technology companies in Germany (listed in the TecDAX) with more than 350 developers and technology investments of more than 30 million euros per year. Since 1961, around 1,200 employees in more than 30 branch offices have been serving customers in the areas of construction and infrastructure.
The management of IMS will continue to lead the company and will also be responsible for the strategic direction of IMS in the future.
"The participation puts us in a position to increase our involvement in development in relevant Future fields such as BIM and IoT much more quickly," says Michael Heinrichs, Managing Director of IMS.
And further: "With IMS as part of the RIB Group, we have the opportunity to benefit from Know-how and resources around the RIB solution iTWO to be able to profit. At the same time, we will expand our services around IMSWARE Improve reliably. A real stroke of luck for IMSWARE, our team and our customers.
"By integrating IMS's solutions in the field of Facility Management with the cloud-based technology iTWO 4.0, we will be able to efficiency in the entire life cycle of buildings and infrastructures to a new level," says Michael Sauer, CEO of the RIB Group, and continues: "The existing know-how on both sides complements each other, particularly in the areas of IoT, sensors, robotics and smart technology ideal and extends the consistency of our solution from planning and construction to operation. This means that in future we will be able to provide our customers with information on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in Infrastructure Lifecycle provide and other aspects like Maintenance costs in planning take into account. Compared to previous solutions, we will be able to offer a better Use of FM 4.0 the Digitization of the infrastructure consistently push forward."