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IFS Applications

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IFS Applications

IFS Applications is a ERP software solution that supports planning, execution, control and analysis in most types of manufacturing. The system’s integrated components manage four core processes: service and asset, project, manufacturing and supply chain. This manufacturing software system offers user-friendly navigation options that help users find their way around the robust solution.

IFS Applications is a tier 1 ERP software solution that can compete with SAP, Oracle, Lawson and other tier 1 solutions, and usually requires a $250K minimum investment. It has the range to handle both chemical and batch processing, as well as engineer-to-order and configure-to-order manufacturing. The industries best served by IFS Applications are aerospace, food and beverage industries, and high tech electronics, although this manufacturing software can also handle many of the needs of a large contractor, such as job cost, engineering change management and project management. This solution would also be a good fit for companies that need robust document management capabilities.

The system’s integrated components manage four core processes: service and asset, project, manufacturing and supply chain. This manufacturing software system offers user-friendly navigation options that help users find their way around the robust solution.

IFS Applications Software Highlights

  • Technology platform includes an Oracle database and service oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Modular structure allows organizations to choose the components they need now, and add additional functionality over time
  • Strong project management for complex long build manufacturing where a high level of critical path scheduling and cost tracking are needed
  • Supported by a global company with 2,000 customers in more than 50 countries and over 2,700 employee
  • User complaints focus on documentation (very poor translation from Swedish to English) , delayed responses to support issues, high turnover for project managers and support staff
  • Tier 1 product with 2 – 3X implementation and training costs for each dollar of software cost

IFS Software Updates

Spring 2016:

IFS Applications 9 and IFS managed Cloud are being used in tandem by companies to manage their operations support their integrated manufacturing and training processes. Among the newer updates to Applications 9 are:

  • New in-memory offers faster processing, which allows users to run analytical queries much faster than before
  • Better graphic visualization of manufacturing processes
  • Support for rental management issues
  • Better group consolidation functionality

January 2016:

IFS announced a major feature enhancement to the IFS Mobile Workforce Management solution. The company will incorporate TomTomTraffic from the TOmTOm GPS via the TomTom Routing API. This will take into account real time traffic conditions affecting ongoing or committed travel activities to enhance routing, improved time-to-destination estimations and staff cost efficiencies.

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