IBS Enterprise (v.7) ERP for Distribution Product Certification Report (2013)

IBS Enterprise (v.7) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

About This Report

IBS Enterprise (version 7) certified by: Ted Rohm, Senior ERP Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
Demonstration conducted by: Ulf Berglund, Senior Business Consultant, IBS America; Richard Hardwick, Financial & Presales Consultant, IBS America; Donna Criswell, Director, Business Consulting, IBS America
 
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that IBS Enterprise (version 7) by International Business Systems (IBS) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for the distribution industry in the ERP Evaluation Center. The Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP for Distribution software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s research questionnaire. Certification ensures that IBS has demonstrated IBS Enterprise's support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed research questionnaire data about IBS Enterprise against known benchmarks.
 
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Report Contents

Company and Product Overview

International Business Systems (IBS) was founded in 1978, when the information technology (IT) division of Ekonomisk Företagsledning was made independent at the hands of Staffan Ahlberg and Gunnar Rylander. Over time, it has grown to operate in over 40 countries and boasts over 4,000 customers.
 
IBS’s ERP solution, IBS Enterprise, is interesting because of its particularly strong focus on distribution, which stems from the company’s 30 years of experience in the field. Since its inception, IBS has made a point of keeping a close relationship with its customer base, and this has been a determining factor in the ongoing development of its flagship product. In fact IBS holds customer meetings twice a year to exchange information and gather feedback on its solution for future product development.
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Benchmark Results for IBS Enterprise v.7

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by IBS Enterprise v.7 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the IBS Enterprise v.7 solution in the small business software space. Get the full results
 
 

Product Review: IBS Enterprise v.7

 
Ease of Use
Workflow Design
Ease of Implementation
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on IBS Enterprise v.7

IBS’s dedication to the distribution industry for the past 30 years has paid off with IBS Enterprise. It has established itself as a leading solution within the ERP for distribution market by offering a very comprehensive set of functionalities that stand above its competitors. However, keep in mind that HR is not IBS’s focus, and they choose to integrate with partner solutions for this functionality.
 
The solution shines with its strong focus on data visibility and strong reporting—these capabilities are built in but also enhanced through IBS's partnership with Cognos. Also noteworthy is the contextual access to related transactions within a given area; this makes task completion very efficient. Users will find the overall design was produced with economy of screen movement in mind. Time savings generated from task execution will be a strong benefit to any growing business. Read more
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for IBS Enterprise v.7

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by IBS Enterprise v.7 for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Distribution Process Management
  • Retail and Commerce
  • Human Resources
  • Financials

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