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IFS Glows Amidst The Mid-Market Gloom
By continuing to grow faster than many others, and by even reverting to profits, IFS has been defending the pride of quite beleaguered Tier 2 & 3 applications

ifs fourth shift  the end of 2000, IFS initiated an action plan to strengthen the board, management, financing, profitability, and cash flow, which has been implemented. It is expected to have positive effects in the form of cost reduction in excess of ~$18 million during the current year compared with the cost level during the fourth quarter of 2000. However, the measures to reduce costs and improve cash flow have yet to produce their full effect and will be intensified and scrutinized during the remainder of the year.

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Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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