About 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 4,500 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.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of IFS Applications

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)

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

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

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Features

Total features of IFS Applications: 57

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Asset Tracking
  • CRM
  • Contract/License Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Employee Management
  • Energy Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For AEC Industry
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • IT Asset Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Order Management
  • Parts Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Scheduling
  • Software License Management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management
  • Warranty Tracking
  • Work Order Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

3,8 /5
(24)
Value for Money
3,3/5
Features
3,9/5
Ease of Use
3,3/5
Customer Support
3,3/5

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Burak C.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

IFS Applications is Perfect

Reviewed on 2020/10/16

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

John B.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

IFS user since 2008

Reviewed on 2018/08/21

As with any ERP, the best way to evaluate is to talk to other companies that use it. Make sure that...

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.

Bryanna A.
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  • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Consider everything during implementation

Reviewed on 2018/08/21

I think IFS is a great tool for mass producers but if you custom manufacture anything then this is...

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.

Tj H.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

IFS Applications

Reviewed on 2018/08/21

I would definitely recommend IFS!

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.

Pavan P.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2018/05/03

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.

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IFS Applications FAQs

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IFS Applications offers the following pricing plans:

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IFS Applications has the following typical customers:

51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

IFS Applications supports the following languages:

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

IFS Applications supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

IFS Applications integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft 365

IFS Applications offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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