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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 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 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 solution overall is very versatile and flexible, especially compared to other products."

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"The tool selection is really robust and scalable for multiple scenarios.""It is stable and scalable. In the S4HANA plain version, they have new dashboards and things like that.""The solution links everything and allows us to integrate into our entire supply chain.""Makes it easier to reach and read data.""The guidance SAP offers for implementing the product is clear and the online resources are great."

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

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"The initial setup can be complex, depending on the environment.""When it comes to the SAP PM material's module, it would be nice to see the inclusion of predictive analytics.""They can improve the interface. It has a client-server kind of interface, which is kind of old.""There have been some pain points in moving from SAP to S/4HANA, but the company seems to be staying on top of those issues.""UX design is not flexible and lacks compatibility with mobile devices."

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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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  • "The pricing is competitive with other products at that level in that category."
  • "I feel the solution is expensive when it comes to what can be obtained with open source software."
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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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    Makes it easier to reach and read data.
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    The cost of the solution depends on the licensing agreement between SAP and the company and that changes all the time. It can vary.
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    An area for improvement is the UX design, which is not flexible and lacks compatibility with mobile devices. In the next release, I would like to see an improvement in the talent management feature.
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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 S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

    SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

    SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

    To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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    Sample Customers
    Carlsberg, Pukka, Aston Martin, Sky, China Airlines, Cimcorp, Mini, Pepsi.
    La Trobe University, Carrefour Comércio e Indústria Ltda, Delaware Consulting and Corning Inc.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government6%
    Media Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise9%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business57%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    IFS Applications is ranked 8th in ERP with 5 reviews while SAP S4HANA Cloud is ranked 3rd in Cloud ERP with 5 reviews. IFS Applications is rated 7.8, while SAP S4HANA Cloud 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 S4HANA Cloud writes "This complete cloud-based business suite solution competes for the top spot among similar products". IFS Applications is most compared with SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whereas SAP S4HANA Cloud is most compared with SAP Business ByDesign, SAP Business One, NetSuite ERP, Anaplan and Plex Manufacturing Cloud ERP.

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