RP Software Review: IFS Application version 8.0 for ERP for Services

This enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution software review report examines the ERP software by IFS and its support for business management processes against known benchmarks. It assesses IFS Application (v. 80) for ERP functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • Portfolio and Project Management
  • Resource Planning and Scheduling
  • Opportunity, Contact, and Contract Management
  • Time and Expense Management
  • Budgeting, Costing, and Billing
  • Knowledge Management, Collaboration, and Analysis
  • Third-party Integration
  • Back-Office Functionality

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the ERP software based on a demonstration provided by IFS. The review identifies the features of IFS Applications that distinguishes it from other business process management solutions, including its compatibility with multiple sites and companies, its integrated document management feature, and its support for mobile operations across various devices. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

IFS Applications achieved TEC certification status for its ERP software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the ERP software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of IFS Applications, a TEC analyst has assessed the ERP software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that IFS Applications by IFS is a strong services support ERP system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how IFS Applications can help businesses achieve their ERP objectives.

About This Report

IFS Applications certified by: Aleksey Osintsev, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers; Ted Rohm, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
 
Demonstration conducted by: Elaine Wimberly, Marketing Manager, IFS North America; Carrie Ghai, Senior Business Solutions Consultant, IFS North America; Jeff W. Belanger, Business Solutions Consultant, IFS North America; Melissa Visel, Marketing Specialist, IFS North America
 
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that the IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for services organizations in the ERP Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s research questionnaire. Certification ensures that IFS has demonstrated IFS Applications' support for specific real-world business processes chosen by TEC analysts; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed research questionnaire data about IFS Applications against known benchmarks.
 
Download the full report for an in-depth look at IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0) with detailed functionality descriptions and comparison graphs. 


 

Report Contents

Company and Product Overview

IFS Applications contains several cross-functional tools and components that are useful for arranging common business processes, regardless of the industry or business group. These tools include Business Performance Management, Business Reporting, Document Management, and Business Modeller. They help businesses customize the user experience for various business groups while technically remaining within the same solution.
 
FS Applications represents a class of enterprise-wide solutions that supports day-to-day operations and various internal business processes for many types of manufacturers and other businesses. While IFS Applications is an extremely complex and knowledge-intensive product, it does not complicate its users' lives, thanks to its clearly arranged user interface, comprehensible logic, and familiar Web browsing experience. Read more
 

Benchmark Results for IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0)  

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by IFS Applications for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the IFS Applications (v. 8.0) solution in the small business software space. Get the full results
 

Product Review: IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0)  

 
Ease of Use
Workflow Design
Ease of Implementation
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0)  

TEC's review and analysis of data on IFS Applications functionality shows that this ERP software is solid, functionally strong, highly useable, and extendable for medium and large companies. This is particularly true for manufacturers of all types operating in many vertical industries, specifically the asset-intensive and project-based business sectors, such as ETO manufacturing. Read more
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0) 

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0) for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 

  • Financials
  • Human Resources
  • Discrete Manufacturing Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales Management

 

Download the full report for an in-depth look at IFS product IFS Applications (v. 8.0) with detailed functionality descriptions and comparison graphs. 

Featured Software Research:

Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP

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Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer procure construct, or services. This white paper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost, along with criteria for selecting the ideal ERP for effective project costing for your organization. Read More

Software Usability Challenge for Electric Power Industry

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) usability is a challenge for the electric energy industry according to a study conducted for IFS North America. This paper outlines study results of 100 electric energy industry executives and offers advice for selecting ERP and EAM for maximum usability. ERP and EAM with enhanced usability increases productivity and system usage, maximizing value realized. Read More

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