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"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.""The product is quite flexible.""One of our favorite features is the "Info-Zone", which provides operational intelligence in flight and in context to guide both business users and support teams to productivity.""The best feature is the maintenance module, which is essentially an industry-specific workflow designed with a manufacturing module as per industry standards. It's very precise and specific without having complex functionalities. It's straightforward. Field Service Management is definitely a wonderful product that IFS has developed because it caters to field services. The energy and utility sectors can answer their business needs using the software.""The solution overall is very versatile and flexible, especially compared to other products."

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"The most valuable features of SAP ERP are the general operations. It has a good way to manage a business and do financial reporting. Overall we are happy with the robustness of the solution.""The most valuable features are the ease of installation and the MM functionality.""This is a robust and feature-rich solution.""It is easier to migrate to SAP ERP from a legacy system. We have different products for data services, and it is easier to migrate to SAP ERP as compared to other solutions. Stability is one of the main features of SAP. What makes SAP ERP better than others is that SAP has taken into consideration the business processes of different industries, such as manufacturing. They have done the research, and they know what are the best practices. They have already implemented these best practices in SAP ERP, which are readily available for a client. Clients can also customize it based on their individual needs.""Control and governance are the best features.""The best thing that SAP ERP has is the extensive coverage of processes for every field and business unit such as procurement, inventory, financials, asset management, plant maintenance, and production. We can cover up to 99.9% processes of our organization, which is the best thing about this solution. It also has a very good capability to integrate with other applications. The security and authorization level of SAP ERP is very high. No other solution can match this level.""The most valuable feature is the robust workflows that SAP provides to us in our organization. Overall, I find it the best ERP solution compared to other similar solutions.""The most valuable features are the claim management."

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"There are certain digital features that need to be incorporated, such as IOP.""The integration is a bit complex, and post-implementation support services need to be improved. They have a service center based out of Sri Lanka. The support aspect is good, but the response time is a little slower than we anticipated. In the next release, it would be better if Warehouse Management could be improvised. They have a product line that's a data warehouse management system, but it's still premature and requires a bit of enhancement.""The user interface can be improved. When you're clicking through the screens, there are some icons or symbols that really need updating and would be more useful and noticeable if they are aesthetically pleasing.""We would like to see AI-driven CSI functions built into the tool that would allow us to quickly tie our improvement goals to metrics and activities, so Assyst will suggest the next steps to help us get closer to our goals.""It would be ideal if, in the future, the product could incorporate IoT and blockchain elements. We'd like to explore more of these types of features going forward."

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"License fees are too high.""In general, a user should attend training before they can use this platform. There's definitely a learning curve. As a new user or employee, there may be some difficulty with onboarding.""It's very difficult to find people who are well versed in it.""More integrations and built-in integrations with other environments and products are needed.""One thing that is lacking in ERP is a good user interface. It is currently very clumsy and complex. Another thing is that reporting capability of SAP ERP is customizable, but it is not very good. Its development time is also very high if you require specialized technical services. If you want to do any changes to the report or develop a new report, you need people with specialized skills. Business processes are very straightforward and standardized as per the industry standards. However, the way it works is a bit complex, and you need to know a lot of things. There are different things that can be complex for a general user. A lot of information is being provided in ERP. A general user doesn't require all this information, and it creates a lot of confusion. Its learning curve is very high.""The product does not update budgeting based on exchange rates which is important for BPM.""Its user interface should be improved.""Functionality could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"IFS Applications is expensive software, but it's on par with SAP and Oracle. It's for large enterprises and government entities and not for small and medium-sized enterprises. They have one licensing model, but if you want to have a module-specific license, they provide component-based licenses. Unlike SAP and Oracle, it doesn't have different levels of licensing. It's one level of licensing.""Pricing is an area that could be improved. They could be more competitive.""Ask for all-inclusive pricing, as they are pretty flexible if you ask for custom models."

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"When you have a solution that is stable, reliable, and has a high performance as this solution, the price is going to be expensive. However, when you evaluate the service you are paying for the cost is quite reasonable for this solution.""SAP is a bit on the costly side, but they also provide support and other things. We are paying for licenses and the use of the cloud.""The licensing costs are slightly on the higher side. They need to make it more competitive.""SAP ERP is expensive.""We pay annually for the use of this solution.""Some components are available at an additional cost, depending on the type of contract that you have.""There are licensing costs.""This is a costly product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The best feature is the maintenance module, which is essentially an industry-specific workflow designed with a manufacturing module as per industry standards. It's very precise and specific without… more »
Top Answer: IFS Applications is expensive software, but it's on par with SAP and Oracle. It's for large enterprises and government entities and not for small and medium-sized enterprises. They have one licensing… more »
Top Answer: The integration is a bit complex, and post-implementation support services need to be improved. They have a service center based out of Sri Lanka. The support aspect is good, but the response time is… more »
Top Answer: There are different aspects of both Anaplan and SAP ERP that I like and dislike. Anaplan improves forecast accuracy and drives up the quality of analytics. Rather than spending all of their time… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are that it's very customizable and the system can be integrated from master data to reporting in all modules.  SAP has a powerful reporting solution.
Top Answer: It's pretty pricey for the functionality. In certain barriers, for example, CRM, Salesforce can do better than the analog tools in SAP. It's not naturally grown from its own development of the SAP and… more »
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Overview

IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers – at the Moment of Service™​​​​​​​. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,500 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

SAP ERP addresses the core business software requirements of midsize and large organizations in all industries and sectors. SAP ERP includes four individual solutions that support key areas of enterprise resource planning: human capital management, financials, operations, corporate services.
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Sample Customers
Carlsberg, Pukka, Aston Martin, Sky, China Airlines, Cimcorp, Mini, Pepsi.
B&G Manufacturing, Unilever, Life is good Inc., Joy Global Inc., City of Cape Town, Bhopal Municipal, Corporation (BMC), adidas Group, Butcher & Packer Supply Company, Franklin Valve L.P., Evoshield, Prime Meats, a Norsan Group company, EMC Corporation, Varian Medical Systems Inc., FC Bayern Mªnchen AG, AkzoNobel Chemicals B.V., T¾V Rheinland, Pacific Drilling S.A., Fire & Rescue New South Wales, University of Amsterdam, Pa_alon S.A.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company21%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise45%
Large Enterprise9%
REVIEWERS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about IFS Applications vs. SAP ERP and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IFS Applications is ranked 8th in ERP with 5 reviews while SAP ERP is ranked 1st in ERP with 34 reviews. IFS Applications is rated 7.8, while SAP ERP is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IFS Applications writes "A cloud-based ERP solution with a useful maintenance module, but post-implementation support could be better". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP ERP writes "This is the best solution of this kind but has weakness in budget planning for certain user groups". IFS Applications is most compared with Oracle E-Business Suite, ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, IBM Maximo and SAP S4HANA, whereas SAP ERP is most compared with Anaplan, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Infor M3, SAP Business One and Oracle E-Business Suite. See our IFS Applications vs. SAP ERP report.

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