IFS, as a global provider of business applications, offers solutions that allow organizations to respond quickly to changes on the market, allowing resources to be used in a more agile way to obtain business performance and competitive advantage. IFS was founded in 1983, currently having 2600 employees worldwide. IFS is one of the pioneers of component-based ERP software, now in its seventh generation.
The architecture of IFS components offers solutions that are easy to implement, use and upgrade. IFS Applications is available in 54 countries, in 22 languages.
IFS Applications offers extended ERP functionalities, including facilities in: supply chain management (SCM); company resource management (EAM); maintenance, repairs and general overhaul (MRO); product life cycle management (PLM); customer relationship management (CRM); corporate performance management (CPM). IFS has over 600,000 users in seven key sectors: aerospace and defense, automotive, high-tech, industrial production, process industry, construction and facility management, telecommunications and utilities. IFS also provides global solutions for sales and distribution networks.
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List of Components
IFS Inter-Functional components represent a set of extremely powerful components, designed to optimize, simplify and solve critical processes encountered in most industries and businesses. These processes include business analysis modules, customer relationship management, supply chain management, business modeling, both from the point of view of documents, quality management and project management. IFS Business Modeler allows companies to have an overview of their own organization in terms of business processes.
The financial components of IFS offer a comprehensive picture of your activity from a multitude of perspectives. When you want to investigate a case or financial situation, you can access all the created financial transactions and view them down to the smallest detail. All IFS financial components increase control over all departments of your organization and can be configured and adapted to meet all needs regardless of where you are in the world.
HUMAN RESOURCE COMPONENTS
IFS Human Resources components save time and money by helping you manage your company’s most valuable resources at the most efficient costs. These components provide you with precise analyzes very quickly, containing all the key information needed regarding personnel management. These components provide essential processes for workforce management and strategic human capital management.
COMPONENTS SALES SERVICES
The IFS Sales and Services components provide vital processes in your business for real customer relationship management (CRM). These components manage the interaction within the customer chain starting from sales coordination, through the sales cycle to the support and service offered to the customer. The concepts in IFS Sales and Services allow a business to focus on the objectives that generate added value to the customer, through the product, services and support offered by your company.
IFS Engineering components make it easier to define and configure design elements and products. These components ensure quality by optimizing the administration of all related documentation, including revisions. All the people in the organization get the information they need, constantly providing updated data for technical, administrative and financial decisions. The integration between procurement, engineering and manufacturing processes provides an accurate picture of the company’s situation.
IFS production components offer you a simple, automated way to take care of repetitive tasks in the production process as well as the possibility to use advanced “exception management” facilities for vital exceptions in this process. This powerful and multidisciplinary solution supports planning, execution, control and analysis for a multitude of production types, in all production phases and for all employees in the organization. Mixed-mode production as well as lean production principles are also supported.
The IFS Distributie components, together with the production ones, form the basis of your supply chain management solution. These components offer you the ease and simplicity you need for a better visualization of the product flow, using the system in an efficient way and allowing easy adaptation to different distribution models and work methods. The IFS Distribution components give you the adaptability the company needs to grow and support internal business changes, offering you the advantage of a real-time analysis starting from order to delivery.
The IFS Maintenance components are part of the complete enterprise resource management (EAM) system that allows you to anticipate and quickly adapt to the changing requirements of the existing economic environment. Easy to use and access, the solution contains the complex and detailed functionalities you need in the usual maintenance process, as well as for the development and continuous improvement of this process.
BUSINESS ENABLER COMPONENTS
IFS Business Enabler components allow you to create complex relationships with partners based on the latest web technologies. You can thus provide employees, customers, suppliers and other partners with personalized, detailed information in real time through easy-to-use portals as well as through specifically customized mobile solutions. IFS Business Enabler components also allow integration with internal or external systems through web services, ensuring security, performance and scalability at the same time.
IFS APPLICATIONS – the Solution for AGILE COMPANIES
In today’s global business environment, agility means everything. An agile company responds quickly to changing market conditions and customer demands. It becomes a market leader through the continuous adjustment of business processes and the products offered. In this way, the company can expand to new markets as soon as the opportunities arise. Agility is the ability of a company to develop its business to exploit every opportunity to the maximum, being the decisive factor for continuous profitability.
IFS Applications supports change, being flexible and adaptable to any requirement. Built on a component basis, IFS allows you to easily reconfigure or expand your software solution to suit your needs. of business in continuous change. The service-oriented architecture (SOA) of the IFS system makes integration, communication and collaboration with customers, suppliers and partners easier.
Business is simpler with IFS Applications. Because it is a modular system, companies can implement what they need, when they need it. IFS Applications offers business solutions that can be configured to quickly respond to changes in your field in the context of changes on the international market.