IFS Cloud Platform vs Oracle E-Business Suite comparison

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We performed a comparison between IFS Cloud Platform and Oracle E-Business Suite based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Field Service Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"There tends not to be a massive weakness in the product itself, as weaknesses can quickly be resolved in the next patch or the next release.""The most valuable features of IFS Applications are their intuitiveness and ease of use. The navigations are also straightforward, which makes it easy to train users. The feedback I always receive is that it is very user-friendly.""IFS Applications is an all-in-one solution for finance, accounting, and production.""The most valuable feature is the distribution module.""All the modules are valuable in their own right, but everything has to go through the ERP. IFS has done an excellent job integrating the various modules to complete these processes. My expertise is in the finance module, but I have used the other verticals. It's an all-around good product.""IFS Applications' best feature is the user-friendly interface that has a .NET Framework application in the front end and an Oracle database and WebLogic middleware.""When it comes to financing, the solution has helped us to concentrate finance functions like accounting processes in one system. This includes about 70 internal entities around the world.""What I like about IFS Applications is that it's easier to use and implement than SAP. I also like that the IFS Applications team is more flexible than the SAP team."

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"The most valuable features of the Oracle E-Business Suite are best practices, built-in processes, and easy configuration. Plenty of system functionality and customization.""The on-premise is very similar to the cloud version.""You can group them into the BIs, which is business intelligence. You get your own key performance indicators and build your own reports or you could have your own screens, and it changes in real time.""The procure-to-pay is core to our business and relevant to us.""I like Oracle ERP for streamlining the entire process from PRTL and invoice payments. It also has the decision and internet sale order, and my customers can correct the internet decision. It automatically converts to the internet order, and they don't need to create the entry object. They don't need to make a secondary ledger in the parent company and subsidiary. That's very helpful for internet decisions. If they get an order at the parent company, it automatically creates the sales system in the subsidiary.""Oracle E-Business Suite improves forecast accuracy, reduces costs, and increases manufacturing capacity.""The initial setup is easy.""Oracle E-Business Suite is easy to use, and we have enough resources out in the market."

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"The solution needs to improve its documentation and user-friendliness.""There should be some improvements in the predefined templates in IFS Applications.""Aspects of HR and payroll could be better.""An area for improvement would be transactions, which can be tedious to complete as the process is very complex.""There were initial difficulties when I started using the application.""Customization needs to be improved.""Sometimes from the sales perspective, clients don't always fully understand how large a task or a project they're getting involved in when they decide, "We're going to switch across to IFS." They could probably do a little bit more, maybe around preparing people for these projects.""The next version has already been released, and some of the technical things are a little bit behind the curve in development. This is specifically security, maintenance, security role maintenance, and creation. This is in their new product, called IFS Cloud."

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"The implementation took a long time but it was for many reasons. However, Oracle made sure that the solution and systems were up and running.""It would be great to see Oracle E-Business Suite become less dependent on the SAO solution, which is an integration solution for Oracle platforms.""A downside of Oracle E-Business Suite is its interface because it's less user-friendly than the latest cloud solutions. As an organization, Oracle now has more interest in cloud applications, so nowadays, it doesn't focus much on Oracle E-Business Suite, an on-premises solution, so this is another downside.""It's very dependent on integration with other products,.""The deployment of the Oracle E-Business Suite was simple. I have done many deployments and I find it simple, but for others, it might not be easy.""They should have a nicer way to handle very high volumes of data because we deal with really high volumes, and sometimes, we end up with performance issues.""We would like to see some automation in this solution.""The initial setup was a little complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There's an additional yearly cost for support."
  • "There are varying license levels that you can purchase."
  • "IFS Applications are competitive in terms of pricing compared to other vendors, such as SAP, Oracle, and Epicor. They are generally cheaper, especially for licensing costs."
  • "Compared to SAP, the pricing for IFS Applications was very affordable. People using the solution would find that it's worth the money."
  • "The pricing of the solution may appear to be expensive for smaller companies with only tens of users; however, for larger and mid-size industrial companies, IFS is able to win deals and the pricing is competitive in the market."
  • "The additional cost that comes with the solution includes the overhead of the people who are trying to fix the tool issues. These people are trying to reproduce the issue and report it to the technical support and testing with them which is huge. It is the cost of quality in the end."
  • "The pricing is relatively high compared to competitors."
  • "We pay for a license to use the solution, which is not very expensive."
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  • "Oracle prices are better in Vietnam and more flexible. If we need to customize something in Oracle, it's very flexible and easy to customize."
  • "Fees for support and licensing should be reduced."
  • "Oracle's pricing is lower than that of its competitors."
  • "This is a highly-priced application and would not be affordable for small or medium business domains."
  • "Oracle has different licensing models available. For example, concurrent user license metric and power unit licensing metric. It is different from product to product, but for the application itself, the license is by the number of users."
  • "We pay about $300 a year in order to license the solution."
  • "At the time of purchasing the license the price was reasonable."
  • "There is an annual licensing fee and you are able to add features depending on the scope of the environment."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Feature-wise, I like the way it provides inventory details...It is a stable solution.
    Top Answer:I won't be able to comment on the pricing since I wasn't looking after the pricing-related details of the solution.
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    Top Answer:Financial and asset management features are valuable.
    Top Answer:We need to pay for the license annually. The solution is quite expensive.
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    Also Known As
    IFS Applications, Assyst, IFS Cloud
    Oracle EBS, OEBS
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    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.

    Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is considered the most extensive offering of amalgamated worldwide business applications available. Oracle EBS helps facilitate medium to large business enterprise organizations with the ability to enhance critical decision-making processes, streamline business procedures, minimize costs, and improve overall performance and productivity.

    Oracle EBS runs as a complement to Oracle Database software. The applications serve to automate such processes as supply chain management (SCM), human resource management (HRM), customer relations management (CRM), project portfolio management (PPM), financial management, service management, and more.

    Oracle EBS runs best in the cloud. It is a cost-saving option that offers greater productivity and can immediately and easily respond to changing dynamic business needs with an intuitive, automated scalable cloud infrastructure.

    Below are some of the valuable features of popular application offerings available within Oracle EBS:

    Supply Chain Management (SCM): Every possible supply chain process can be fully automated, from planning, creation, and appropriation to development and fulfillment, delivering a comprehensive solution application to ensure organizations have robust, intelligent-driven, value-added chains. Some applications include:

    • Manufacturing
    • Value Chain Planning and Execution
    • Procurement and Fulfillment
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Human Resource Management (HRM): The solution offers a sturdy group of outstanding human resource processes that enable users to improve productivity, enhance overall business performance, and lower TCO. Some processes include:

    • Workforce Management
    • Talent Management
    • Global Personnel Policy Management
    • Human Resource Analytics

    Customer Relations Management (CRM): This application provides for a streamlined, unique global gathering of information that will ensure all selling channels are continually following the organization's objectives and protocols. Some features include:

    • Oracle Service
    • Oracle Marketing
    • Oracle Order Management
    • Oracle Channel Revenue Management

    Project Portfolio Management (PPM): Oracle EBS provides a comprehensive, full lifecycle offering of project and portfolio management. Users get a single fully transparent view of all project-related ventures coupled with a superb performance process that grants users the ability to choose the best, most dynamic portfolio ventures.

    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Management
    • Project Analytics
    • Project Cost
    • Project Billing

    Financial Management: Users are able to perform more effectively, improve productivity and efficiency, develop productivity tools and integrated performance management, and develop processes for shared services to reduce overall operating costs. Some features include:

    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Financial Control and Reporting
    • Travel and Expense Management
    • Lease and Finance Management
    • Risk Management and Compliance

    Service Management: This application allows users access to the best data necessary to provide correct, precise, reliable information to their clients to ensure that every expectation is exceeded and consistently satisfied.

    • Inbound and outbound telephony
    • Project Collaboration
    • Project Cost
    • Billing
    • Project Management

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Kopano R., Freelancer at a tech services company, says, “What I found most valuable in Oracle E-Business Suite is the patching because it is straightforward. As long as you follow Oracle's best practices, you are able to finish the task of patching without a problem. I like that it's also easy to add products, e.g. if you want to add on financials, you can, or if you don't have financials, you can expand on that. I like that Oracle E-Business Suite is really scalable.”

    Mohammed G., Senior Oracle Application Consultant at a comms service provider, writes, “Oracle E-Business Suite consists of a lot of streams, such as financial and HR processes of the enterprise companies. We are using most of the Oracle financial modules, and we have an Oracle stream, FI procurement stream, and HR streams, which have a lot of applications. Oracle E-Business Suite has over 20 different modules to choose from, it is comprehensive. Additionally, the integration is very good. “

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    Sample Customers
    Carlsberg, Pukka, Aston Martin, Sky, China Airlines, Cimcorp, Mini, Pepsi.
    Colab, Portobello, Saudi Telecom Company, DG Khan Cement, Dubai Holding
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company42%
    Educational Organization17%
    Transportation Company8%
    Training & Coaching Company8%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Construction Company6%
    Educational Organization53%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise57%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Buyer's Guide
    IFS Cloud Platform vs. Oracle E-Business Suite
    September 2023
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    IFS Cloud Platform is ranked 2nd in Field Service Management with 15 reviews while Oracle E-Business Suite is ranked 1st in Field Service Management with 38 reviews. IFS Cloud Platform is rated 7.6, while Oracle E-Business Suite is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IFS Cloud Platform writes "Robust, customizable, and modern". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle E-Business Suite writes "Flexible and has competitive licensing costs, but its design needs to be optimized based on usage patterns and the response time from the support team could be faster". IFS Cloud Platform is most compared with SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, IBM Maximo and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, whereas Oracle E-Business Suite is most compared with SAP ERP, Oracle HCM Cloud, NetSuite ERP, SAP S/4HANA and Infor M3. See our IFS Cloud Platform vs. Oracle E-Business Suite report.

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