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Technology

Product is available as a SaaS solution that requires no additional hardware.

Customer Focus

Vendor works primarily with enterprises and growing midsized businesses, especially manufacturing and supply chain companies.

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Agility Group, Brierty, Alumetal, Amefa, AOA

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About IFS Applications

IFS Applications IFS Applications is an integrated ERP software solution that manages four core processes: project management, manufacturing, supply chain management and asset management. Combined with various solutions such as HR, financials, CRM and more, IFS Applications is a comprehensive ERP solution that can manage all of your business needs.

IFS Applications delivers a user experience that’s both intuitive and efficient, helping customers find what they need to do their jobs so they can spend fewer hours managing their software, and instead focus time and resources on managing their business. This ERP software is fully customizable so that businesses can choose the components they need, adding or removing these modules as necessary.

About the Company

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of the company’s people and solutions, together with commitment to their customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in their sector. The IFS team of 3,500 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through their growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com.

 

IFS Applications Key Features

IFS Financials

  • eInvoice
  • Budget management
  • Cash flow
  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Fixed assets
  • Consolidated accounts
  • General ledger

IFS Human Resources

  • Self-service
  • Recruitment
  • Employee development and certifications
  • Training management
  • Expense management
  • Time and attendance
  • Payroll administration

IFS Sales & Service

  • Service contract management
  • Field service
  • Call center
  • Sales configurator
  • Web store
  • Sales and marketing

IFS Engineering

  • Project Delivery
  • Engineering Change Management
  • Asset Data Management
  • PDM Configuration

IFS Projects

  • Project reporting
  • Sales contract management
  • Sub contract management
  • Risk management
  • Project planning
  • Project budgeting
  • Project management

IFS Manufacturing

  • Multi-site planning
  • Constraint-based scheduling
  • Make-to-project
  • Engineer-to-order
  • Make/configure/aAssemble-to-order
  • Batch process
  • Repetitive production
  • Shop order
  • Costing
  • Shop floor reporting

IFS Distribution

  • Demand planning
  • Invoicing
  • Customer schedules
  • Customer orders
  • Supplier schedules
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory

IFS Maintenance

  • Complex MRO
  • Vehicle information management
  • Process automation integration
  • Scheduling and resource allocations
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Work order
  • Overall equipment effectiveness
  • Equipment metering
  • Equipment monitoring
  • Equipment

IFS Business Enablers

  • System integration and web services
  • Event management
  • Mobile and wireless services
  • Personal portal
  • Collaborative solutions

Additional IFS Modules

  • IFS Business Performance
  • IFS Accounting Rules
  • IFS Business Reporting
  • IFS Document Management
  • IFS Quality Management
  • IFS Case Management
  • IFS Business Modeler
  • IFS Eco-Footprint Management

 

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Pros
  • Complete ERP solution.
  • Comprehensive feature set.
  • Strong focus on agile business processes.
Cons
  • Reports of slow response time with IFS installed on client servers/PCs.
  • They describe their modules as “solutions,” but you can’t purchase them as separate products.
  • Industry focus is mostly on the manufacturing space/construction space.
Overview

IFS Applications is a truly complete ERP system, offering modules in every conceivable business process for a company. Their extensive feature set covers everything from financial management to supply chain to human resources. There are generally no reports of dissatisfaction with the IFS ERP system, though some users have complained of slow response times with IFS Applications installed on their systems.

Though IFS Applications effectively covers all the necessary business processes for construction, manufacturing, distribution, and similar industries, it doesn’t seem to accommodate industries such as retail, eCommerce, etc. As such, there are no retail/eCommerce features within the IFS modules. Additionally, their “solutions” are actually modules within the system, and so cannot be purchased outside their ERP system. That’s a question of semantics, however, and not necessarily a downside depending on how you look at it.

Overall, IFS Applications is a comprehensive, agile ERP software solution that’s perfectly suited for the manufacturing, construction, and high tech industries.

 

White Papers and Demos

Maximize Uptime and Minimize Lifecycle Costs with IFS's Enterprise Asset Management Solution
White Paper provided by IFS
If your organization depends on the reliability of its plant and equipment, IFS's enterprise asset management (EAM) solution can help you improve your bottom line. Unlike most enterprise software packages, IFS takes a holistic approach to asset management that enables you to maximize profitability.
Three oilfield service problems and how to solve them with mobile software
White Paper provided by IFS
In this white paper, we explore three oilfield service problems that can be solved using mobile software. With demand for oilfield services pushing up against the constraint of capacity, service companies in this market space face a unique set of challenges. They must maintain a level of service adequate to grow and retain a customer base. At the same time, they must rapidly formalize and scale existing processes as their organizations grow.
What are The Challenges of Servitization for 2018 and Beyond?
White Paper provided by IFS
The results analyzed in this report indicate that a holistic approach to servitization is important in order to achieve peak revenue and profitability from service as a manufacturer or service-centric organization.
Why and how to integrate IFS Field Service Management software with popular CRM software
White Paper provided by IFS
Usually, field service management (FSM) software should be integrated with customer relationship management (CRM) because both use customer information. This ensures a customer’s needs and expectations can be addressed regardless of whether they are interacting with a CRM user, a field service technician or someone else in the service organization.
Why GDPR must be baked into your enterprise software
White Paper provided by IFS
Register Now to Download this FREE Vendor Whitepaper Can you really prepare for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance with software that is bolted onto the outside of your enterprise resource planning (ERP) or field service management software? In this white paper, we look at some of the risks you are exposed ...
What to Look For in an Enterprise Resource Planning System
White Paper provided by IFS
ERP is a technology strategy that integrates a set of business functions, such as finance, HR, and purchasing, with operational aspects, such as manufacturing or distribution, through tight linkages from operational business transactions to financial records. If you are planning to implement an ERP system, there are multiple areas to consider.
Enterprise Software Usability and Digital Transformation
White Paper provided by IFS
Digital Transformation may be defined in a number of different ways by analysts or enterprise software vendors. But at its heart is the idea that as we use more digital technologies, those technologies change the way we live and, more pointedly, the way we conduct commerce and do business. Businesses are introducing new technologies in innovative ways to reduce cost, create new revenue opportunities and improve the customer experience.
Discover Why Field Service Companies are Moving to Servitization Business Models
White Paper provided by IFS
Field service organizations are looking for new innovative ways to maximize operational efficiency and reduce operational costs. This change has created a fundamental shift in the industry, from expectations through to functionality and approach. As product-based companies move towards a service-based performance model, the shift from commoditization to servitization has become more evident as the way forward.
Are Trade/Specialty Contractors Leveraging Technology for Aftermarket Service?
White Paper provided by IFS
To better understand how trade/specialty contractors currently use technology to manage their service organizations, we conducted a study of 200 trade contractor executives. In it, current aftermarket field service practices and gaps were revealed.
Construction: Optimizing Your Opportunity to Maximize Revenue Throughout the Asset Lifecycle
White Paper provided by IFS
Construction and contracting customers today are demanding complete through-life service for their assets. Because customers want more than just asset delivery, asset owners are undergoing a change of mindset, looking to performance-based relationships that model whole-life costs and deliver guaranteed outcomes.

 

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