IFS Applications Software


 

Designed specifically for to-order manufacturers and asset-intensive companies around the globe, IFS Applications is relied upon by its large global customer base by supporting intricate order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing requirements across entire organizations. The system is designed primarily for large- and medium-sized companies in the project-oriented manufacturing and asset-intensive industries.

Developed with open standards, IFS Applications facilitates rapid implementation, smooth upgrades, simple integration with other systems and easy reconfiguration as needs change. Because the company offers a single, flexible solution that can grow and change with a business, customers need not switch to a different product as their company grows and redefines itself. In addition, the system can scale to different numbers of users as the company grows. IFS Applications supports for multiple companies, sites, and currencies – and multiple manufacturing business models – on a single instance of the software and on a single database.

New versions of IFS Applications are always tested as a beta release by key customers, so robust and complete functionality is ensured with each new release. The suite is built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA), lowering total cost of ownership and increasing the amount of deployment options available. Functional components of IFS Applications can each be presented as web services, making it easy to open portals in the software to customers and partners. Microsoft Office and other productivity tools also integrate seamlessly with the system.

The user interface of IFS Applications is designed to intuitively organize tasks, roles, and mimics navigational conventions found on the web to minimize the amount of time spent learning how to fully utilize the software. Individual users can customize their work environment  to make the system even more user-friendly, if necessary.

 

IFS Applications
 
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, Unix, Windows 2000

9 Reviews of IFS Applications

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from Fabcon Precast
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

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Once you are comfortable working in IFS it is very easy to navigate.

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I don't know if IFS was the right choice when we selected an ERP, but after the time and money invested it is what we're 'stuck' with. Our product and processes are so specialized and IFS doesn't really work well outside the box.

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Do a ton of research before implementation. IFS has a lot more power and uses than what we currently use it for - it isn't an easy fix. We would need to fully reimplement in order to take advantage of these other sections of IFS.

 
 

from Fabcon
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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Once it is setup, it runs pretty smooth! I like that is a web base application

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If I had one wish, I wish IFS could be either a SQL base or Oracle base product.

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Make sure you have experts that know the process of there departments.

 
 

from Fabcon llc.
Specialty: Stone / Concrete
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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its ability to capture data and have historical records. I

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the most trouble I had is searching for past data. once I got more experience it is easier.

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get training for your precise job. IFS can do so much and without someone teaching you it is hard to be able to be as efficient as you could be.

 
 

from Fabcon
Specialty: Stone / Concrete
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

One stop shop application

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Includes everything from opportunity to product delivery. When implemented properly, there is no need for outside programs to encompass all aspects of your business.

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Not always user friendly, too many times if you don't have real good knowledge of the areas you are working with, you don't know how to solve problems because you don't know where the missing/invalid data resides.

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Choose core team members that are willing to do their homework on how each functional area ties to one another

 
 

from Fabcon
Specialty: Building Materials
Number of employees: 501 to 1,000 employees Employees number: 501 to 1,000 employees

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User Friendly, When help is needed they are available

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There is nothing I do not like about the product. Easy to use.

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Get the training, IFS does a lot! There are a lot of shortcuts.

 
 

from Fabcon
Specialty: Aerospace / Defense
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

IFS is a very robust software.

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The vendor relationship is very good. I really enjoy the various user group meetings that are held. The product is fairly straight forward.

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Our original implementation was rough. I don't feel like the consultants really understood our needs in order to help us move to our first ERP.

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Make sure that you a realistic about changing current business processes to fit the software. Without change ERP will not suit you well in most situations.

 
 

from Bristow U.S. LLC
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

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The application is fairly easy to navigate through.

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Too many windows and screens to use for one application.

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Make sure the software can handle the business application you want.

 
 

from NHPC
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Nice product and very user-friendly

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The product is very user-friendly, and having loads of feature for power sectors. The most important thing is that it is easy to customize and easy to learn for users.

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They take too much time for resolving issues and doing customization.

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The main thing to look at is the cost of the product, which is very good, provided with the features in this ERP.

 
 

from Valmont

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Our company has used IFS Applications for four years now. The user interface is unintuitive, arduous to use and navigate.

When our company first switched to IFS we quickly realized as users the software was not even on par with an alpha release and it has not become better over time. The IFS company will not repair shortcomings of the software unless be pay them a hansom sum.

 
 
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