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Find out what your peers are saying about IFS Applications vs. Infor LN and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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 solution overall is very versatile and flexible, especially compared to other products.""The product is quite flexible.""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 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."

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"The best feature of this solution is it comes as a complete bundle. The solution has effective project, document, and application management. Additionally, the collaboration is fantastic, it is well integrated, and can be customized.""LN is definitely a stable product. It's number one on Gartner's four quadrants.""We have definitely seen a return on our investment with the product.""It's not too hard to handle the initial setup."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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.""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.""There are certain digital features that need to be incorporated, such as IOP."

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"Only people who undergo training from the companies can learn about Infor products.""The user interface needs to be improved.""The interface can be difficult sometimes. I need to apply a bar code system, such as business intelligence and user interface tools. The user has to be a technician sometimes to use it.""While Infor LN incorporates the latest business processes and functions, there is always room for improvement as the business grows. In the new normal, it could stand to incorporate quite a few automation processes like the RPA and utilize machine learning in the Internet of Things."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Ask for all-inclusive pricing, as they are pretty flexible if you ask for custom models."
  • "Pricing is an area that could be improved. They could be more competitive."
  • "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."
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  • "Compared to other high-end ERP software, Infor LN's cost of ownership is lower. The difference isn't huge, though."
  • "Only people who undergo training from the companies can learn about Infor products."
  • "The price of the solution can vary."
  • "Infor LN is a free solution, and everything is included in the package, such as add-ons."
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    Questions from the Community
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    IFS PRODUCT PORTFOLIOS ARE BEST-FIT FOR THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRIES: AEROSPACE & DEFENSE – MILITARY OPERATORS, DEFENSE IN- SERVICE SUPPORT, COMMERCIAL AVIATION OPERATORS, 3RD PARTY MRO, A&D… more »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    It's not too hard to handle the initial setup.
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    The solution is quite competitively priced. If you compare it to SAP, for example, it is quite reasonable.
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    The user interface needs to be improved. Right now, it's not ideal in terms of the design. The interface is not elegant on multiple products, such as enterprise assessment, supply chain solutions, and… more »
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    Also Known As
    Assyst
    Infor ERP LN
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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.

    From the largest global manufacturing enterprises with complex multisite needs to smaller, single-site organizations, Infor LN is enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that features capabilities designed to meet the unique business requirements of manufacturers. Infor LN offers fast and cost-effective deployment with integration on the shop floor and across the supply chain with financials, quality management, service management, order management, and business partners. Contextualized, industry-specific analytics help you gather real-time data and monitor metrics for improved communication with business partners wherever they are.

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    Sample Customers
    Carlsberg, Pukka, Aston Martin, Sky, China Airlines, Cimcorp, Mini, Pepsi.
    LTH Castings, Gloucester Engineering, Gorman-Rupp, Computer Designs, Instrument Technology, GWA Group Limited, PRIDE Industries, CAV Aerospace, New Scale Technologies Inc.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise9%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise20%
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    IFS Applications is ranked 8th in ERP with 5 reviews while Infor LN is ranked 11th in ERP with 4 reviews. IFS Applications is rated 7.8, while Infor LN is rated 8.8. 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 Infor LN writes "Stable, scalable, has good customization features and provides a return on one's investment". IFS Applications is most compared with SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and IBM Maximo, whereas Infor LN is most compared with Infor M3, SAP ERP, Infor LX, Infor CloudSuite Industrial and Infor System21. See our IFS Applications vs. Infor LN report.

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