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Manufacturing Software Profiles

IFS Applications 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.

IFS Applications is a tier 1 ERP software solution that competes with SAP, Oracle, Lawson and other tier 1 solutions, and usually requires a $500K 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.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
IFS Applications
CURRENT VERSION
2018
CLOUD MODE
Hosted only
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
2000+ Worldwide
PRICING
$1M Minimum

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Yes
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
No
RECIPE BATCH
Yes
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Limited
ENGINEER TO ORDER
Yes
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Yes
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Yes
MEDICAL DEVICES
Yes
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
Yes

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
Yes

Product 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.
  Tier 1 product with 2 – 3X implementation and training costs for each dollar of software cost.
  A 2-3 year rollout is often required when fully implementing IFS.

CTSGuides President, Sheldon Needle, has provided thousands of manufacturers with guidance on selecting the right software solution since 1990. Recommendations are based on technology, size, budget, operational priorities and staff skills.

CTSGuides also offers a Virtual Consulting service staffed by world class ERP experts to lead you through a comprehensive step-by-step evaluation and selection.

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