IFS Applications Review

Versatile and flexible, with good enterprise management solutions, but the pricing needs to be more competitive

What is our primary use case?

We provide the implementation for our clients.

IFS is an ERP, that is globally ranked number four. It's a master's in enterprise management and foodservice management. 

Globally, we are doing multiple projects with many of our clients, but most of these projects are coming as a transformation to digital. As a part of the digital transformation journey, we need to understand the cloud solution as well.

We work in the four segments and we agree with the enterprise solution in the workplace.

The following are the four segments we work with:

  1. Aerospace & Defense
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  4. Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

What is most valuable?

Some of the strengths are Enterprise Management Solutions and the series of Management solutions which is number one in Gartner's report and has been for the last five years.

This solution is very versatile, and it's very flexible.

What needs improvement?

There are certain digital features that need to be incorporated, such as IOP. It's a blockchain platform. We are currently exploring these types of features to enhance our solutions for added value for our clients. 

Pricing is an area that could be improved. They could be more competitive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been providing this product for more than three years.

We provide the latest version, but there are some clients who are working on older versions and want to transform them into the new version. 

It's a conversion to the new versions, along with the digital transformation especially in the manufacturing sector. 

They want some kind of new technology to come up and add some value to them. That's a part of the journey for digital transformation.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable product, but depending on the clients, there are times where upgrades are required for custom development.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. We can scale it easily and it is not a problem.

We provided services for all types of clients. We deal with very large clients to small growing clients as well.

This solution is suitable for any size of company and there are no constraints.

How are customer service and technical support?

There are times where we require technical support. Most of the time we provide our clients with support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex. It's easier than other IOPs.

The time for deployment depends on the client's requirements, and the scope of the project, but on average, it takes three to six months for deployment.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team to implement and maintain and support this solution for our clients.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's not cheapest, and it's not mediocre pricing. 

Pricing is comparatively or sufficiently higher than maybe all other IT solutions.

There are no additional fees, and everything is included in the license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When comparing the IFS product, and to some extent SAP, we can say that IFS stands on the top. 

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others.

The solution from IFS is one of the best solutions and I would rate it a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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