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IFS Applications provides a complete solution for global businesses that manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets and manage service-focused operations. It is a leading enterprise software solution that, with its compelling user experience, enables you to define and deliver on your next chapter, whatever that may be No business operates in isolation. We are all affected by what’s coming next. IFS Applications combines leading fully integrated ERP and EAM technology with an understanding of your industry to help address trends including the Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation, servitization and individualization. By combining these trends into our application, we can fully provide service for IoT business applications and assist with digital transformations. It offers last-mile functionality to optimize your operations here and now, and an outstanding digital experience to engage everyone inside and outside your organization.

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Product Description

IFS Applications for Aigle Business combines best-of-breed solutions with a complete suite of component-based ERP software.


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Year Founded
1983
HQ Location
Linkoping , Sweden
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UT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

IFS is windows based and the only software (as far as I know) that contains finance and HR module inside. Very easy to check your data, easy to learn and easy to book items (invoices, statements)

IFS has also lots of reports and also they can be modified easily.

IFS has a live dashboard to see everything you need on one page and it is totally customizable. Has a live streams button which shows you the progress of a PO or an invoice in real time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Looking at the finance side, the auto-matching feature of IFS sometimes makes it complicated and this feature cannot be stopped by users. Also if an invoice has more than certain amount of POs, IFS cannot adopt them all at the same time. If a PO has more than certain units inside, IFS cannot sort them A to Z again because of limits. The checking of the status of a PO module should be improved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is no IFS forums like other software to find a solution from web. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use IFS in finance (accounts payable) side, create lots of reports for users and generate them to test them and making them perfect as IFS helps a lot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Application Development Senior Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

IFS Applications 10 is currently been used in our organization, it offer lots of features and functionalities to business user. It has the capabilities to integrate different components and modules (Finance, Manufacturing, Distribution, Purchasing, Inventory & Warehouse and many more) into one product sufficing the business need and requirements.

It can integrate and communicate with Third Parties using Web Services using SOAP API and Rest API. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

IFS Applications 10 is not capable to run on browser. You need a receiver (Citrix) in order to access the application.

Also in order to work in IFS Applications, technical developer should be well versed in .NET C#, PL/SQL, Java, Web Services and IFS Framework Related tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommend to Small Size or Mid Size Business/Enterprises to implement IFS as it is cost effective as well as if offers outstanding features and components required for smooth and proper functioning of a company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finance related Business Operations (like Mixed Payments , Payment Order Creation, Invoice Creation, Customer Offset) have been achieved effectively using IFS ERP. Also Creation and Generation of Order Reports, BA Reports and Quick Reports are very simple and visually appealing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a user friendly application. I used IFS 7, 7.5 and 8. Previously they had speed issues with app but now its almost resolved except in some scenarios. They are launching IFS 10 now, the UI looks good but not sure about the performance of it as its still in pipeline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If you are clearing upto 30-40 invoices then it works fine but if you try to proces 100 or more invoices at a time, then the app start showing not responding pop up for around 10mins & then process those invoices. Also, if you try to search 50 invoices and we have only 45 invoices in system then you manually need to search the other 5 missing invoices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can search the required cust details or payment details easily by just clicking F3. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Business Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Industry solutions provider application that has capacity to tackle clients requirement in a way that maximum satisfaction is derived for the growth and Survival of the business, being a specialist level consultant of the ERP Applications nothing goes passing my eyes that can't be entertained by IFS.

Multiple feature that connect Application modules with one another , sometimes between finance and Manufacturing and unique screen accessing options have no matching in any of the competitive ERPs on the shelf. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Strict controls and a decreased amount of flexibility of processes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try and it will not make you regret with all the unique features and extensive depths of the processes can handle any complex scenario. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been part of an implementation team as a consultant in Karachi Pakistan for the past two years and I solve client's challenges through application in the field of finance, supply chain, manufacturing by introducing smart process that lead to a solution which is acceptable to all stakeholders.

When it comes to the IFS Complex processes handling capacity, new user may not hide its sheer appreciation towards the application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's been covering most of our requirements, good integration with EDI solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There not a good technical support. We've been dealing with that since the Application was deployed. The application has some modules that fail frequently and we have not internal specialists. This has been impacting dramatically our productions process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go with the new IFS 10 version. It is easier to implement and so far is much more stable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is our ERP. Mainly used for Production (Operations). It is really good for Parts Inventory the overall Productions process. Good integration with hardware like Gun Scanners (Bar Code Scanners) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr Process Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is more intuitive than SAP to use. A lot of monitored data and the ease with which short cuts can be transferred from screen to screen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

IFS does not provide its customers with data readily to benefit them. As a consequence, for each bit of assistance they tend to charge. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

clarify any questions or concerns you may have before implementing this software because although it is very efficient it is expensive software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great tool with too many possibilities. I want a simpler tool, but almost anything you want to do with this app. Exports easily to Excel and records any information you want to track. There may be sometimes no help and many other businesses in our region may not use the ERP. The research was lengthy but deserving of the implementation and practice. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I liked the the User Interface with two different colours pink and green. My favourite was pink. It is very user-friendly and easy to use. Compare with other ERPs, in IFS applications we can do a lot more customisations. It is not an open source that's why it is very safe and secure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

For new learners, who wants to learn IFS applications it is very difficult to find information about this technology in Google. There is no documentation or information guide available in Google about IFS applications and its development tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Safe and secure ERP Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was working on IFS applications for more than 2 years. I used to handle database issues, developing Business analytical reports, Data migration and form development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very secure and simple ERP software . It will be available for any scale of company and very cheaper compared to so called trending erps in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Even though it is very clear while using but sometimes we will require some information about the software to handle it's behavior but unfortunately it will not be available on Google kind of search engines ,we should only check in the ifs documents which will be given by the ifs . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Companies which are doing business with ERP kind of softwares should try this product once and I am sure they won't go for any other product after using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am handling the issues related to finance and non finance business needs through the ifs ERP . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Accounting intern
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My company uses this software to store accounting document information including invoices and journal entries Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the software lags or has trouble loading but this is rare. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company uses this software to store large amounts of accounting information and makes it easy to share this information among the department. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Financial Reporting Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The system seems to be decently user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't know if we just do not have enough experience or not enough support but there are several issues that seem to make processes very manual and we can't seem to figure out why they would be that way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have good implementation and have an experienced customer service representative helping you along the way. Not sure what happened ours but we keep growing as a company but are left to figure out things on our own. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It holds all of our accounting information in one secure location. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Marketing Specialist
Industrial Automation
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Not as expensive as other more popular solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Like anything cheaper, this platform doesn't have all the features that some of the more expensive solutions have. You won't find many other solutions that have readily available integration with IFS. Most of the integration has to be customized which is obviously not cheap. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are constrained by budget then this is not a bad solution that will get the essential jobs done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing our whole business - products data, customers data, vendors and supplier data etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This software is used for my companies ERP system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I like that i'm able to view multi companies across the board. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

More options for the IFS 9 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest problem is that I'm not able to view multi companies at the same time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Quite easy to navigate around, similar look and feel to excel Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes requires too much navigation between windows to obtain multiple data points which are related but not available on the same screen Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

improved month end close time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ILS Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The ease of the interface. You can start using it before you even have had training on it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We are unable to modify some of the data (such as unit of measure) once it's imported. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get a good consultant to help with the migration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multi-site process and inventory management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Employee Health & Safety Coordinator
Machinery
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The system can be manipulated to make life much easier, which is a huge plus for me. WE have multiple countries that provide information so consolidating all that into an easy to use system is great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve for this system was a bit longer for me, personally. Although it was my first time using this type of system I would've hoped it'd be easier to get started. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take the time to learn the system thoroughly before moving on Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing multiple entities from many different countries is difficult but this system allows everyone to use the same system fairly easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Quality Assurance Supervisor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The simplicity of importing standard forms for everyday use; the centralization of all the departments to one system; the ease of organizing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the process that goes into modifying a form. In order to modify a form, there must be journals entered. Recommendations of modification must be listed and explanations. The process doesn't happen overnight and can get frustrating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Patience Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

financial reporting, sales, accounts payable; centralization and ease of one system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I think my favorite aspect of IFS was the ability to add notes to orders and the userface was very friendly for every user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I remember trying to work with the IFS consultants and I got the vibe that they didn't even know their own software. Minor bugs that eventually were updated but was kind of frustrating when reaching support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You should definitely have a computer with multiple monitors because having multiple windows open on a single monitor was frustrating. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are many functionalities. I think the number one function was the supply-chain management and the work order fuction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy search functionality and ability to use it for multiple departments in a company Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Needs more customization. It's not very easy to get reports. Online help is very generic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick data access Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

One of the many benefits on IFS, is the Customer 360, where you are able to view outstanding orders, credit, invoiced orders, address and contact information, and other helpful information, all in one place! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The function to search can be a bit laborious, for example you cannot type the letter "A" and a list of things begiining with "A" appear. Instead, you have to use percentage signs and actually abe a bit more specific with your search. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If your business is an FMCG, or involves warehousing or logistics, and any manufacturing, then IFS is a very suitable ERP system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A benefit has been our requests for quotations to suppliers of freight services, we solved a business problem of manually sending out requests for quotations, and manually making ourchase orders, to implementing quote requests on IFS, and the great thing is, is that for quotes that are accepted, you can very quickly convert the quote into an order, which saves extra time filling in repeat information, on a day to day basis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ICT Manager
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We moved from version apps 7.5 to version apps 9, from Oracle 11g back end to 12g. Interface in apps 9 is much more appealing to the eye and easier to navigate. Lobby's is new new addition which allows for having multi screens on one page, dashboards for high level viewing of projects and activities statuses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Current support in South Africa is still troublesome, the migration from apps 7.5 to apps 9was not a smooth transition by the local support team. There were numerous database refreshed and application refreshes due to bugs and poor project planning. But through all of this we have persevered and the system is running with lower manageable level of issue, in which required more senior level admins to assist. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

IFS is a good ERP SYSTEM for project based companies (EPC), Support in SA is fairly limited and could use an improvement, use of the product is not high noticeable in SA as apposed to SAP, Sage..etc But the App9 has really been a major step up and in the right direction. Through all the pains, excited to see how this product evolves. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Apps 7.5 was an outdated version in which support and development had lapsed. Moving to the new system allowed for a more user friendly GUI appealing interface and up to date support for the product. A refreshing change for our users and allowed us to transition with minimal customization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that you can use the keyboard shortcuts to search, fill in fields and save etc. This enables me to limit the amount I use my mouse Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The large searches mean that they can be slow to return data and require a certain way of searching to enable a better result. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is hard work to get it right. Ensure you spend a lot of time testing and setting up the correct processes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The areas of the business were working in silos, they now are working closer together. Estimating for tenders has become more accurate, allowing us to save money and win more tenders Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It opens? Time entry works but can be error prone at times. Expenses are fairly easy to add to time. Its not intuitive but you can set a shortcut for consistent time entry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Seeing your overall time entry can be a pain as you have to go week by week. I have to right click and add details to enter invoice comments? Why not use the blank space at the bottom.

Short codes are in no way short. Overall the transition to ifs may be good for a sales team but not for the time entry at least for what I use it.

It only updates portions as you click them, so after the initial app update there are a million more on the way to time entry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It will get better as it has been since go live but I feel like some easy functions are too buried and cumbersome for standard users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Supposed to be unifying our sales and engineering time entry with the ability to see invoices and sales slips together. And to see overall sales and financials. We also ise it for resource planning of sales and engineering forces. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UV
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It manages the business well - but with lots of mods Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

not a pretty UI. Expensive support , especially for the annual cost of modifications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We are on an older version, latest version is better Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

warehouse / orders / invoices / payroll Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

IFS ERP is a pioneer in providing business software based on actual business processes. Companies can reconfigure the software on the fly, enabling them to adapt quickly to changing market conditions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

learning curve, and need to spend time to explore the features Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

business intelligent Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Solid tool that did the job we really needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My challenges were a result of using the 2003 version in 2012. I am quite confident the current versions resovled most of those issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solid tool just don't customize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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