RIB Software SE (RIB) acquires 80% of the shares in IMS Gesellschaft für Informations- und Managementsysteme mbH
Stuttgart, Germany, 30 July 2018. RIB Software SE, the world’s leading provider of iTWO 5D BIM Big Data technology for the construction industry, today announced the acquisition of 80% of the shares in IMS Gesellschaft für Informations- und Managementsysteme mbH. The purchase price was paid in cash.
Michael Sauer, Executive Board Member of RIB Group: “By integrating IMS' facility management solutions with the cloud-based iTWO 4.0 technology, we will raise efficiency throughout the entire life cycle of buildings and infrastructures to a new level. The existing know-how on both sides ideally complements each other, especially in the areas of IoT, sensor technology, robotics and smart technology, and extends the consistency of our solution from planning and construction through to operation. This will enable us to provide our customers with information on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the area of infrastructure lifecycle and to take other aspects (such as maintenance costs) into account in planning. Compared to previous solutions, we will consistently advance the digitization of the infrastructure through the consistent use of FM 4.0.”
“RIB's technologies offer us the perfect opportunity to take the important step towards BIM and IoT together with our customers. By using the integrated BIM data, the first smart building applications such as indoor navigation become possible. We will therefore continue to support our customers as an innovative and reliable partner and look forward to working with the RIB team to further expand our market strengths”, says Michael Heinrichs, Managing Director of IMS.
IMS has been active in the software market since 1987, group-independent and owner-managed in the second generation. Today, IMS employs over 70 people in development, support, sales and service at its four locations in Berlin, Dinslaken, Philippsburg and Zurich. The core product is IMSWARE, a software that supports customers in a variety of complex management tasks. IMS is a leader in computer-aided facility management (CAFM), property management, cable and network management, planning and management of FTTx, fiber optic and fiber optic networks respectively. IMSWARE stands for simple operation and fast results, for strategic integration and long-term benefits - with "Made in Germany" as a seal of quality. IMS operates across a variety of sectors, is always open to new requirements and creates result-oriented solutions in a timely manner.