IFS Applications

Enterprise software for medium to large firms.

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IFS Applications Overview

What is IFS Applications?

IFS supplies enterprise software to companies around the globe who manage service-focused operations, manufacture & distribute goods and maintain assets. IFS Applications enables companies to respond swiftly to market changes and utilise resources with more agility resulting in better business performance and competitive advantages. IFS Applications is known for being user friendly, modular in design and flexible enough to support organisations way of working in accordance with their established processes.

Founded in 1983, IFS currently has over 3,500 employees and supports more than ten thousand customers worldwide. IFS pioneered ERP software and component-based service management. As a leader in field service management, IFS Enterprise Service Management covers everything from mobile workforce management to reverse logistics. IFS Applications business software provides increased ERP functionality, including, SCM, PLM, CRM, EOI, MRO and enterprise asset management, capabilities.

IFS Applications Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Contact IFS for pricing details.


IFS Applications Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 11 others, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

Media

Schedule field resources and keep track of pricing for on and off-contract work between warranty periods
Define project risk assessments with configurable templates and take corrective action when required
Manage sub-contractor activities, track progress and make valuations based on defined methods
IFS Applications video IFS Applications screenshot: Schedule field resources and keep track of pricing for on and off-contract work between warranty periods IFS Applications screenshot: Define project risk assessments with configurable templates and take corrective action when required IFS Applications screenshot: Manage sub-contractor activities, track progress and make valuations based on defined methods

IFS Applications Reviews

IFS Applications Reviews

Overall rating
3,8
/
5
Excellent
8

Very good
8

Average
4

Poor
3

Terrible
1

Value for Money
3,3
Features
3,9
Ease of Use
3,3
Customer Support
3,3
67% recommended this app
Burak C.

IFS Applications is Perfect


John B.

IFS user since 2008

As with any ERP, the best way to evaluate is to talk to other companies that use it. Make sure that you talk to the users, not just the IT department or the ERP owner.


Bryanna A.

Consider everything during implementation

I think IFS is a great tool for mass producers but if you custom manufacture anything then this is not the software for you. IFS works best for a standard product list with very little change. There is NO method for archiving information like a product option, customer, supplier, etc. so once something is entered in the system it is there forever and available as a selection. If your business has very little variables then this is probably the right system for you.


Tj H.

IFS Applications

I would definitely recommend IFS!


Pavan P.

This management system offers a wide variety of features and support to streamline supply...


Burak C.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

IFS Applications is Perfect

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

IFS Applications can be added into Microsoft Excel as an add-on and creates a separate tab of its own on Excel. All the reports that have been generated through IFS is customizable and transferrable to Excel as well.

Cons

There are not much cons but sometimes generating a report takes some time and if there is a slight connection lost, it becomes too slow and there is no stop/execute button to stop the action.

Response from IFS

Hi Burak,

Thank you for sharing your experience of using IFS Applications. Your feedback is highly valued here at IFS.

Kind regards,

Rebecca
Global Reputation Specialist at IFS

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

John B.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

IFS user since 2008

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/21
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

As with any ERP, the best way to evaluate is to talk to other companies that use it. Make sure that you talk to the users, not just the IT department or the ERP owner.

Pros

Most of our departments are using it across the company. Financials, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Sales, Logistics, Engineering, etc. Good integration options and nice programming interface. Lots of development resources to continually make improvements. Last major version seemed like the biggest one so far.

Cons

Like many ERPs, the user interface has lots of things that users will ignore or IT has to hide. If you have a weird process that isn't the norm in the industry, it will take more work to implement it. Support has room to improve.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Bryanna A.
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Consider everything during implementation

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/21
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I think IFS is a great tool for mass producers but if you custom manufacture anything then this is not the software for you. IFS works best for a standard product list with very little change. There is NO method for archiving information like a product option, customer, supplier, etc. so once something is entered in the system it is there forever and available as a selection. If your business has very little variables then this is probably the right system for you.

Pros

Good training options, support response if fairly quick. Once you learn to 'think like IFS' navigation is pretty easy.

Cons

Inflexible configuration and really only geared towards specific business types. Our custom manufacturing makes it really difficult to use many modules of the software adequately. There are a lot of things our implementation team either didn't adequately consider or configured incorrectly and we've been paying for it for a decade. Nothing is easily updated or changed and options in a drop down (or list of values) cannot ever be archived. No workflows exist in the system and permissions setup is a complete nightmare.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Tj H.
Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

IFS Applications

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/21
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I would definitely recommend IFS!

Pros

IFS Applications software is very intuitive and very easy to use. There is so much functionality available in the software and the great thing is, if a field is missing on a certain screen, it is easy enough to create the field that either references another field in the database, or is a free form field allowing you to enter whatever data you want into it.

Cons

I really cannot think of anything that I do not like about the software. Occasionally, there is some data that I would like to see on a certain screen, but if it is not there, it is easy enough to add it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Pavan P.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 51-200 Employees

This management system offers a wide variety of features and support to streamline supply chain inefficiencies

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/03
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

The ability to track, locate and edit multiple stock sites within our warehouse. The ease of the search feature when searching for specific items, for example: tracking maintenance work orders not only by who the mechanic was who performed, but down to the minute by minute tracking of progress.

Cons

Search queries take long at times, and when they do take too long there's no "cancel" feature. This prompts several people to simply hard-close the program and reopen instead of waiting for the program to load. At times the program also freezes if too many features are accessed at once.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
7,2/10
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IFS Applications Pricing

IFS Applications Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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Value for Money
3,3/5
Based on 24 user ratings
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IFS Applications Features

IFS Applications Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
3,9/5
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Additional information for IFS Applications

Additional information for IFS Applications

Key features of IFS Applications

  • Accounting Integration
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Work Order Management

Benefits

82% of IFS customers have saved money by using IFS solutions

In the past ten years, IFS customers received twice the ROI improvement of their competitors.

75% of IFS customers say implementing IFS solutions was as simple as, or easier than, expected

Highest-rated midmarket ERP vendor, and the highest-rated FSM software vendor on Gartner Peer Insights!

IFS Applications will give you;

Deep industry functionality within a broad suite that also includes financials, human capital management and customer relationship management

A more engaging and enjoyable work experience through IFS Aurena, its intuitive user interface accessible from any device

Choice of cloud service models, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or IFS Managed Cloud, or running on-premise
Support for global operations and greater transparency in business processes, bringing all parts of the company closer together

IoT technology and real-time data capture for predictive maintenance and service

Low cost of ownership, proactive quality management and continuous innovation through a regular update cadence plus a Layered Application Architecture (LAA)

IFS Applications FAQs

IFS Applications FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for IFS Applications.

Q. What type of pricing plans does IFS Applications offer?

IFS Applications offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact IFS for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of IFS Applications?

IFS Applications offers the following features:

  • Accounting Integration
  • Distribution Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Work Order Management

Q. Who are the typical users of IFS Applications?

IFS Applications has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does IFS Applications support?

IFS Applications supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does IFS Applications offer?

IFS Applications has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does IFS Applications support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices IFS Applications supports

Q. What other apps does IFS Applications integrate with?

IFS Applications integrates with the following applications:

Auditrunner, Configure One, FYIsoft, Mercur Business Control, Microsoft 365, TrueCommerce PIM

Q. What level of support does IFS Applications offer?

IFS Applications offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs, Forum