IFS Foundation1™ — layered application architecture and technology

IFS Financials™

Our financial components give you a comprehensive view of your business from a variety of perspectives. When you spot a trend worth investigating, you can scrutinize the appropriate financial transactions in detail. These components enhance control at all levels of the organization and support regulatory needs around the world.

IFS Consolidation™ enables you to consolidate balances from any number of companies at any number of levels, regardless of charts of accounts and reporting currencies used. Consolidation can be done in multiple corporate structures for operational and managerial purposes. The consolidation process, which can be executed for a single structure node or the complete structure at once, includes automated support for ownership and intercompany elimination. As this component is an integrated part of IFS Applications, it is possible to fetch subsidiary balances at any time and directly drill down to underlying subsidiaries.
Business Planning
IFS Business Planning™ supports the process of creating budgets, forecasts and other financial plans, both for individual companies and on a consolidated level. Business Planning offers an integrated and centrally controlled planning engine that supports demand driven planning, based on customer defined planning models. Organizations can have purpose built planning formats to handle different needs, all the way from personnel planning, revenue and cost planning to the balance sheet and cash flow. Different scenarios based on different assumptions can be managed and compared.
Cash Flow
IFS Cash Flow™ offers you flexible liquidity analyses based on a variety of scenarios that you select. Use customer orders, purchase orders, accounts receivable and payable to generate projections of your cash position. Use this information to analyze your company for better cash management and strategic decision-making.
Project Finance
IFS Project Finance™ gives you a continuous view of a project from a financial perspective over any number of years, both when the project is ongoing and after it has been closed. You can also drill all the way down into the data to the source of the transaction for a more detailed analysis. The integrated project accounting rules support different methods of capitalization and revenue recognition requirements.
IFS eInvoice™ improves and automates the supplier invoicing workflow by reducing the amount of invoices needing manual registration. Invoice scanning as well as true electronic invoices are enabled. Advanced rules for authorization and matching with purchase orders significantly speed up the invoice processing. Events messages and history logs further improve the process and make follow-up easier.
Accounts Payable
IFS Accounts Payable™ simplifies handling of your supplier invoices and payment processes. Support for self-billing reduces invoice handling. A variety of currency and payment options contributes to the agility of the component while follow-up and analysis capabilities ensure full control.
Accounts Receivable
IFS Accounts Receivable™ simplifies customer invoicing and payment processes. It automatically handles coding of routine transactions. Integrated with customer orders and accounting rules functionality, it helps you minimize errors and simplify routines.
Fixed Assets
IFS Fixed Assets™ makes it easier to strategically manage your company’s fixed assets. A fully integrated accounting tool, it includes multi-country support for depreciation methods, making it the perfect fixed asset tool for a global organization.
General Ledger
IFS General Ledger™ ensures you have a solid base for financial analysis and reporting, plus powerful simulation capabilities, including multiple general ledgers and advanced distribution rules. It helps you to gather and consolidate financial events from all systems and subsidiaries within a corporate group.

IFS Human Capital Management™

IFS Human Capital Management™ components save you time and money by helping you manage your company’s most valuable resources cost-effectively. You get fast, accurate analysis that meets all your company’s human resources key needs for personnel development. You also get the essential processes for workforce management and successful strategic human capital management.

Employee & Manager Self-Service
IFS Employee & Manager Self-Service™ provides a complete manager and employee self-service tool that ensures high data quality and employee involvement. Managers perform HR-related tasks to match their needs e.g. authorize time reporting and expenses, plan and follow up appraisals. Employees update their own employee data, apply for leave, time and expense reporting, update their qualifications, etc.
Time & Attendance
IFS Time & Attendance™ makes it easier to manage employee working hour data, which can be clocking based or deviation based time reporting. Wage code distribution and the calculation of flexi-time, overtime, shift premiums, etc., are automatic and checked against central rules. This provides enhanced control over employees’ absence periods, including actions required, along with absence planning and requesting solution. Moreover, you save critical time when employee input simultaneously feeds project, maintenance or production systems and payroll. This provides enhanced control over employees’ absence periods, including actions required, along with absence planning and requesting solution.
Expense Management
IFS Expense Management™ helps streamline and simplify your company’s expense management and reporting system by automating everything from tax calculations to travel allowances and import of credit card transactions. The solution provides connections to project and work order functionality.
Payroll Administration
IFS Payroll Administration™ enables you to simplify and manage your payroll procedures. Payroll solutions are available in selected markets. For other markets, the solution is a payroll transaction interface with a generic framework to support transfer of authorized time and expense transactions to a third-party payroll system.
Health & Safety
IFS Health & Safety™ enables you to streamline health and safety processes in your organization in line with the standards specified by regulatory bodies. It covers a wide area of functionality, from incident & illnesses tracking to actions taken, safety management, risk assessment, medical examinations, material hazard information, first aid licenses, and distribution lists, to alert the appropriate people once an incident has been filed.
Qualifications & Employee Development
IFS Qualifications & Employee Development™ helps create strategic human resource plans and processes for your company by defining the organization’s qualification requirements and mapping these to your available resources. Once requirements are defined and mapped, you can use them for employee development and as an input to recruitment, or a listing of outdated or overrepresented competencies. Processes for reviews, appraisals and employee performance are provided.
Training Management
IFS Training Management™ provides comprehensive support for organizations with internal training operations. It enables the compilation of internal training and qualification requirements and use these as input for the planning of training events while automatically updating employee files with training history and qualifications after the courses have been completed.
IFS Recruitment™ supports recruitment processes through a generic framework which enables recruitment data exchange with a third-party applicant tracking systems (ATS). Personnel requisition requirements can be sent to an applicant tracking system for processing and candidate selection. Then selected candidate information can be sent back for further processing and initiating onboarding activities.
Employee & Organization Management
IFS Employee & Organization Management™ conveniently maps position and organization structures in the system and defines work requirements and benefits applicable to employees. Providing controlled access to employee information, this simplifies the management of employee information while serving as the foundation for the comprehensive operation of all employee-related processes, also in the context of multi-company and matrix organizations. The solution also consists of processes for headcount planning, vacancies, disciplinary and grievance processes as well as employee surveys.

IFS Engineering™

Our engineering components make it easier for you to specify and configure design elements, products, assemblies and facilities. They ensure quality by streamlining your administration of all related documentation, including revisions. Everyone in your organization gets the information they need, enabling access to continuously updated data for technical, administrative, and financial decisions. Integration between purchasing, engineering, and manufacturing processes gives you a true cross-company picture.

Project Deliverables
IFS Project Deliverables™ lets you coordinate complex deliveries throughout their lifecycles—from tendering, detailed design, procurement, manufacturing, and/or assembly to installation, testing, delivery, after-sale support, and maintenance.
FS Commissioning™ enables you to ensure that all parts of a facility or industrial plant are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner or final client though a safe and orderly handover. You can do this in the application through mechanical completion packages and punch lists (also known as snag lists), for example.
Compatible Units
IFS Compatible Units™ lets you manage a set of operations, parts, standard jobs, tools/facilities etc. to do a specific task, e.g. install a transformer in the field. You can also do project and asset estimations complete with revision handling and to work with parallel revisions/estimates throughout the lifecycle, from idea through realization to redesign or decommissioning. Also, a configurator allows you to manage template structures to generate compatible unit and execution item structures based on actual characteristics.
Asset Design
IFS Asset Design™ gives you powerful tools for engineering processes and support for Internet based collaboration. It is a multidisciplinary engineering framework for creating and maintaining information about objects in plants, power grids, fiber-optic networks, and many other types of structures or facilities. You can directly import project information from suppliers and consultants. Tightly integrated with IFS Projects™ and IFS Procurement™, it supports EPCI projects and material management efficiently. Together with IFS Maintenance™, it provides complete asset lifecycle support, even for large revamp projects, without disrupting the maintenance processes.
Engineering Change Management
IFS Engineering Change Management™ simplifies and speeds up your engineering change processes. It lets you receive, review, check, and approve changes before implementing change orders.
PDM Configuration
IFS PDM Configuration™ supports engineering design, configuration control, and follow-up of items and products. Advanced revision management capabilities help you comply with complex regulations. Its powerful “best-fit” search and copy functionality lets you reuse items and designs, making it easier to standardize products and parts.

IFS Projects™

IFS Projects™ makes it easier for you to manage the complete project lifecycle. Fully integrated with other IFS components such as financials, procurement, inventory, customer orders, manufacturing, engineering, human resources, document management, and asset and service management, the solution is used by many types of businesses who use project principles to manage their business, including project-based manufacturing, engineering, construction, contracting and infrastructure, EPCI and R&D organizations.

Project Reporting
IFS Project Reporting™ allows you to process project cost transactions against a project including time, expenses, materials and other types of miscellaneous costs. You can also use the component as the basis for billing clients where reimbursable contracts are needed and attach price lists to projects to define the rates to be used.
Risk Management
IFS Risk Management™ allows you to define project risk assessments. User-definable risk templates help establish consistent working practices. Potential problems and consequences are defined so you can manage the actions and responses required to mitigate the risk.
Project Budgeting & Forecasting
IFS Project Budgeting & Forecasting™ provides you with comprehensive functionality to manage project cost control. User-definable project forecast types enable you to support multiple versions of project estimates, budgets, forecasts, reviews, etc. The system supports Estimate to Complete (ETC) and Estimate at Complete (EAC) principles. Budgets can be controlled by cost (CBS) and work breakdown structures (WBS). Spreading rules are available, including S Curves and Straight Line logic.
Planning & Scheduling
IFS Planning & Scheduling™ allows you to schedule project schedules in IFS. Gantt display options are available, and the planning logic supports dependencies and constraints. Resource planning and simulation are also supported. IFS Applications provides bi-directional integration to tools such as Microsoft Project® or Primavera®.
Project Management
IFS Project Management™ allows you to create projects using user-defined WBS. Templates can be used to establish business process consistency. Costs, revenue, hours and quantities can be associated with the project WBS. Progress and Earned value are supported. All costs are tracked at all levels of the WBS, including Estimate, Baseline, Latest Forecast, Committed, Earned Value, and Actual. The Projects component holds the project plan, which is then used to generate the sub-plans for other areas such as procurement, engineering, manufacturing, installation and construction.
Sub-Contract Management
IFS Sub-Contract Management™ makes it easier for you to manage simple or complex sub-contractor activities, e.g. if you sub-contract a construction phase, the component allows you to easily manage the scope. You can track progress and make valuations based on valuation methods such as progress and quantity installed. The solution has strong change management capabilities so you can more easily manage variations to scope. You can send work instructions to your sub-contractors, receive invoices and applications from the sub-contractor, and generate valuation certificates.
Sales Contract Management
IFS Sales Contract Management™ enables you to manage the lifecycle of your sales contracts from bid and tendering through completion and handover. You also get application-for-payment functionality and can more easily control defined mark-up and retention rules, certificates, and payments. You can generate invoices and applications based on a number of flexible options including progress, quantity, sales value, cost plus and milestones. Reimbursable project invoicing is also supported. The component has strong change management capabilities to manage variations to scope.

IFS Manufacturing™

Our manufacturing components support all phases of the manufacturing process for all your employees, making it easier to plan, execute, control, and analyze many types of manufacturing. This powerful, multifaceted solution offers a simple, highly automated flow for handling repetitive tasks with advanced management-by-exception functionality to trap and action exceptions. It also supports lean principles and mixed-mode manufacturing, where different types of processing coexist in the same manufacturing environment.

Sales and Operations Planning
IFS Sales and Operations Planning™ allows companies to create and maintain a monthly aggregate plan across multiple perspectives of the business including sales, finance, capacity, sourcing and inventory. The solution integrates with the operational modules to collect and aggregate historical data as well as forecasts and open demands. Capacity requirements are calculated and scenario based planning is supported.
Material & Resource Planning
IFS Material & Resource Planning™ includes Master Scheduling for planning of finished goods including time-phased safety stocks, import of forecasts from IFS Demand Planning and scenario simulations. Capacity requirements can be calculated from the master schedule using IFS Resource Requirements Planning. The finished goods requirements from the master schedule is broken down into requirements for components and semi-finished goods using IFS Material Requirements Planning. Finally, a more detailed capacity calculation by resource group can be done using IFS Capacity Requirements Planning.
Visual Planning & Scheduling
IFS Visual Planning & Scheduling™ optimizes your production schedule using infinite or finite capacity. Through graphical presentation of the plan it becomes easy to identify potential capacity bottlenecks or material shortages. The interactive design allows you to directly act and immediately resolve capacity or material shortages. The solution also includes support for sequencing, set-up optimization and the possibility to group operations that share similar characteristics into blocks planned as one unit.
Configure & Make to Order
IFS Configure & Make to Order™ helps you manage and simplify the production to order process, from advanced make-to-order (MTO) to simple assemble-to-order (ATO), including multilevel pegged (DOP) structures. The solution support order-unique production design for standard products, characteristics-based configuration with built-in rules for production. Sales rule logic is obtained using IFS Sales Configurator.
Component Repair
IFS Component Repair™ provides you with an extensive support for doing repairs on components in a service or manufacturing environment, with complete control of costs, risk, revenue and scope. It comes with the possibility to define part exchange deals—loan, single- and double exchange—which make your supply chains more agile and efficient.
Project Based Manufacturing
IFS Project Based Manufacturing™ allows you to plan and execute manufacturing as part of a project scope. Costs for material, labor and operations are automatically allocated to the project. Inventory functionality can be performed in a project context, and you can transfer material between project activities, and between project inventory and standard inventory. The solution also includes the option to run material requirements planning across the scope of a project.
Discrete Manufacturing
IFS Discrete Manufacturing™ is a comprehensive solution to support the production process from shop order requisitions to receipt of finished products. The solution includes material availability checks, scheduling of operations, consideration of tools and labor, integrated quality management and analysis. Reporting of operations or material transactions can be done in different ways using interfaces tailored for the specific situation such as bar-code readers or operator terminals.
Batch Process Manufacturing
IFS Batch Process Manufacturing™ supports recipe/formula-based manufacturing typically found in the food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries. The solution includes full traceability from raw materials through intermediates to finished goods. Batch balancing makes it easy to deal with batch size restrictions on multiple levels. Sequencing based on product characteristics minimizes changeover cost. IFS Batch Process Manufacturing comes with native support for quality management with control plans and analysis, catch weight, multiple units of measure and shelf-life control.
Repetitive Manufacturing
IFS Repetitive Manufacturing™ improves your efficiency by reducing, and even eliminating, transactions in the manufacturing process. Combined with IFS Material Planning™, you can create a hybrid pull/push system using material requirements planning (MRP) to generate production line schedules, plan supplier schedules, and dimension Kanban circuits.
Shop Floor Reporting
IFS Shop Floor Reporting™ is an efficient, easy-to-use way for your employees to quickly report production information. It gives you the status of your operations, the quantity of manufactured and discarded items, and the accumulated operator hours.

IFS Supply Chain™

Our supply chain components, together with manufacturing, form the basis for your supply chain management solution. These components offer the simplicity you need to better visualize product flows and use the system efficiently, and you can easily adapt to different distribution models and working methods. They give you the agility you need to grow and support change throughout your enterprise and let you take advantage of realtime communication throughout the order-to-delivery chain.

Demand Forecasting
IFS Demand Forecasting™ allows you to plan visually using graphical representations. A highly collaborative, graphical, and interactive tool, it is one of the most sophisticated and easy-to-use forecasting tools on the market today.
Supply Chain Planning
IFS Supply Chain Planning™ supports integrated planning across a supply network including multiple sites and legal entities. Forecasts and actual demands are captured at the end-point of the supply chain, turned into time-phased supply plans and transferred to external suppliers or internal manufacturing sites. This improves the integration between sites resulting in reduced inventories and improved customer service.
Inventory Replenishment
IFS Inventory Replenishment™ allows you to execute differentiated, highly automated inventory planning integrated with the demand forecast. It also makes inventory replenishment more agile by providing a multitude of planning strategies such as economic order quantity, servicelevel- driven safety stocks and special models to handle slow-moving parts.
Sales Order
IFS Sales Order™ lets you manage your sales order processing at one or more sites and is a fundamental part of the IFS Supply Chain solution. The solution covers the complete cycle from Sales Quotation to Customer Invoice and Returns. Various sourcing options such as inventory, external supplier or manufacturing are supported. To be able to promise reliable delivery dates to customers as well as provide accurate planning information the solution also includes customer routes and the supply chain matrix that holds the lead-times between sites, customers and suppliers. IFS Sales Orders offers a multitude of pricing options including customer agreements, price lists, campaigns, sales promotions, rebates as well as various types of discounts and charges. Customer schedules can be used to facilitate forecasts and call-offs in repetitive environments.
SRM & Procurement
IFS SRM & Procurement™ lets you track your supplier interactions, source components with the RFI/RFQ process resulting in Supplier Agreements or Purchase Orders. The solution will streamline your procurement administration. From requisitions to order, through delivery monitoring and goods arrival. This helps achieve better pricing from suppliers through centralized purchasing and is well suited for multisite companies operating in a global environment. Purchasing of both direct and indirect material is managed including support for authorizations. Supplier schedules can be used to facilitate forecasts and call-offs in repetitive environments.
Shipment Management
IFS Shipment Management™ is a solution for inbound receipt as well as outbound deliveries of shipments. The inbound receipt of material including inspection, returns and scrap. Inbound receipt can be done based on a dispatch advice received from a supplier or an internal site or a purchase order. IFS Shipment Management also supports the outbound shipment process with reservation, picking and delivery of goods. Transport documentation such as goods labels, consignment note, delivery note, bill of lading and proforma invoice is created. Also, outbound electronic dispatch advices are supported. Capabilities include support for standardized integration between trading partners using GS1 including support for GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) and SSCC (Serial Shipment Container Code).
Rental Management
IFS Rental Management™ provides embedded functionality for supporting the rental processes: renting in, renting out and handling rental demand on project. Rental demands can be supplied both internally, from own inventory or internal supplier through the intersite process, or externally, back-to back. A single solution gathering all data in a central component, it offers common processes for rental and non-rentals e.g. deliveries, receipts, inventory management, and invoicing.
Warehouse Management
IFS Warehouse Management™ helps you manage the entire warehousing process from goods receipt to point of issue. The solution includes support for traceability, shelf life management, consignment stocks, handling units, put-away and a range of reservation options. Warehouse activities are to a large extent task driven and reported with barcodes and handheld computers for efficient and accurate real-time processing. The component also includes a basic solution for reorder based planning and automated generation of order proposals. Internal issues of material in stock are managed using Material Requisitions. The solution gives you support for standardized integration between trading partners using GS1 including support for GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) and SSCC (Serial Shipment Container Code). Also included is the possibility to plan and hold inventory in remote locations, typically stocks of consumables or spare parts.

IFS Sales & Service™

Our sales and service components provide business processes vital to your customer relationship management (CRM). They manage your customer interaction chain from the sales lead, through the sales cycle, to the ongoing support and service of the customer. Our sales and service concept allows you to focus on where you can add value to your customer through product, service, and support.

IFS Mapping™ enables you to visualize driving routes, alert on due jobs and efficiently plan lastminute jobs. It provides virtual road and satellite maps with overlay information about ongoing and planned jobs and is integrated with Microsoft Bing™ Maps for Enterprise (Software + Service). Any business object such as customers and customer orders in IFS Applications can be configured to be visualized in the map.
Service Quotation Management
IFS Service Quotation Management™, integrated with IFS CRM™ enables your service organization to accurately quote for Service Contracts, packages of work and individual service calls – empowering sales through service delivery.  Contract and job-based margin information is calculated and presented seamlessly, enabling you to predict contract and job-based profitability with accuracy and speed.
Service Contract Management
IFS Service Contract Management™ lets you accurately specify and control the service level for each of your customers and service activities. It improves efficiency by automatically checking and following up on items agreed in the contract.
What-If Scenario Explorer
What-If Scenario Explorer™ (WISE) is an advanced modeling tool for organizations with a mobile workforce. As planning for change is an integral part of successful service delivery, WISE lets you evaluate alternative courses of action to choose the path with least risk and highest reward. WISE puts the power of the Dynamic Scheduling Engine to work to help you explore different scenarios, more quickly and more accurately than ever before.
Dynamic Scheduling
IFS Dynamic Scheduling™ enables you to optimize your mobile workforce by dynamically scheduling multiple business-defined constraints, such as skills and SLAs, to improve customer service and work efficiency. A highly scalable scheduling solution, it includes the Dynamic Scheduling Engine (DSE) and an intuitive scheduling workbench for exception management. It is available both on-premise and through the cloud (Software as a Service).
Field Service & Mobile
IFS Field Service & Mobile™ empowers your service operations to deliver World-class, customer-focused service from quotation and order taking, through execution of field service using IFS Mobile Work Order™ to invoicing and analysis. It also supports dynamic scheduling of field resources as well as accurate pricing for on and off-contract work within and beyond warranty periods.
Call & Case Management
IFS Call & Case Management™ enables you to effectively provide call center services to your customers for field service or product support. IFS Call & Case Management also supports thorough analytics by bundling a set of prepackaged measures for all parts of the process.
Product Estimate Management
Product Estimate Management™ supports manufacturing companies to handle complex price estimations in order to establish the best possible bid price of a product when submitting quotations. We make use of the embedded CRM solution to enhance the collaboration between technical sales support in back office and the sales rep. Advanced cost and build-up functionality enables users to determine whether a product can be manufactured or marketed with a profit.
Sales Configurator
IFS Sales Configurator™ guides your sales personnel and customers smoothly and conveniently through your selection of products, product characteristics, and accessories. An easy-to-use “product advisor” builds configurations through a series of questions that precisely define requirements.
Web Store
IFS Web Store™ gives you an out-of-the-box solution for web-based order management and an ideal tool for spare parts sales. You get a variety of ways of searching for and selecting products, as well as price and availability checks, customer registration, and order tracking.
IFS CRM™ enables you to create one corporate memory with end-to-end visibility to customer information. With it, you can integrate back-office processes directly with front-office processes.

IFS Maintenance™

Part of a complete enterprise asset management (EAM) system, our asset components enable you to anticipate and adapt to the rapidly changing demands of the world around you. Easy to work with and access, the solution contains the comprehensiveness and depth of functionality that you need for day-to-day asset requirements as well as continuous development and improvement.

Overall Equipment Effectiveness
IFS Overall Equipment Effectiveness™ enables you to increase revenue by making it easier to evaluate proposed improvements in equipment performance and to balance between KPIs to operate as effectively as possible. It manages all operational events such as availability, performance, quality, and OEE. The solution has an easy-to-use graphical interface for operators and process engineers.
B2B Contracting
IFS B2B Contracting™ lets you communicate with approved and evaluated sub-contractors to run the tender process for service and maintenance outsourcing via a collaboration portal. You can more easily compare tenders, get better prices, and cut administration costs. Data quality also improves as information is entered only once. Winning contractors gain access to detailed instructions and report job execution via the portal. All data on finished jobs is then available from a single location.
Complex MRO
IFS Complex MRO™ helps you provide superior customer service and reduce costs through leaner, more efficient MRO operations. By aligning personnel, material, and other resource requirements, you can reliably meet due dates and improve turnaround times.
Vehicle Information Management
IFS Vehicle Information Management™ makes integrated fleet and configuration management as well as regulatory compliance easier and more efficient. It supports serialized parts control, operational planning, preventive maintenance planning, and modification management.
Preventive Maintenance
IFS Preventive Maintenance™ helps you manage schedules for regular preventive maintenance. You can organize and prepare all kinds of tasks in a facility. You can also schedule tasks according to your own maintenance parameters, such as machine condition, specific events, a calendar, or even whether an employee or contractor must perform the tasks.
Maintenance Planning
IFS Maintenance Planning™ enables you to plan resources more efficiently by streamlining work order scheduling and activity planning, providing a common way of planning preventive maintenance and initiating corrective maintenance. The graphical drag-and-drop interface lets you make changes quickly and simply. Through integration with IFS Human Resources™, it enables you to automatically compare personnel needs with the availability of various competencies. Constraint based scheduling for work orders is supported for more complex maintenance activities.
Work Order
IFS Work Order™ makes your maintenance operations more efficient, cutting direct and indirect costs and reducing the loss of revenue due to downtime. It manages all tasks affecting your maintenance organization—fault reporting, preparation, planning, execution, and final reporting.
Linear Assets
IFS Linear Assets™ covers both definition/administration of linear assets, segmentation and elements (used to associate linear assets with non-linear assets), as well as maintenance execution of linear assets. The solution also supports revision management for linear assets, allowing users to view historical and planned configurations.
IFS Equipment™ manages and structures information about your machines, buildings, ventilation systems, transport systems or any asset you need to maintain. Fully integrated with IFS Asset Design, it provides a complete asset lifecycle management solution for both new facilities, operations and plant rebuilds.

IFS Business Enablers™

Our business enabler components let you create and enhance relationships, taking advantage of the latest web, mobile and social technologies. You can give employees, customers, suppliers, and other partners personalized, accurate, real-time information through easy-to-use role-based portals, event streams, and built-for-purpose mobile solutions. IFS’ business enabler components also allow you to integrate with internal and external systems through web services while ensuring security, performance, and scalability.

API & Access
IFS API & Access™ provides you the ability to access IFS Applications RESTful oData APIs, for example in order to extend the capabilities with office add-ins, add-on applications, rapid application development platforms and more. Support for OpenID Connect authentication makes it easy to build scenarios that tie together data and processes in IFS Applications with data and processes in other application and services.
Configuration & Extensibility
IFS Configuration & Extensibility™ enables organizations to tailor their IFS Applications for even better fit their business by extending the data model, adapting or adding to the user experience, and complementing the application flow logic.
FS Business-2-Business™ lets you invite your customers, suppliers and sub-contractors to participate in your business process via the intuitive and easy-to-use browser based IFS Aurena user experience. Processes covered include subcontracted manufacturing, subcontract collaboration, document management, call center, service, subcontract work order, sales, and procurement.
IFS Lobby™ gives people that at-a-glance view of what the situation is in the business as it relates to them, to the roles they have, or to particular processes. It shows them what they need to do, what is lurking around the corner, and helps them take action on these. IFS Lobby is easily tailored to your business’ unique needs. IFS Lobby is a key part of the IFS Aurena user experience.
Mobile Solutions
IFS Mobile Solutions™ lets your employees perform tasks such as time and expense reporting, authorizations and approvals, and much more from any device and any location, even when you are offline. Available for iOS and Android, the apps let your employees work when and where they want, including from their own devices (BYOD).
Data Management
IFS Data Management™ provides the integration capabilities you need to connect IFS Applications to your other applications, or to your enterprise service bus—be it with web services, messaging software, or good old file transfer. Data migration and synchronization build on the integration capabilities to provide support during implementation or ongoing master data management.
IFS Streams™ provides people proactive notifications, not only of key application events and tasks they have been assigned, but also of changes to any object they themselves have chosen to subscribe to. The subscription feature can be used to track when a transaction changes status, when an object of interest is modified, and much more.

Cross-Functional Components

Our cross-functional components provide you with a set of powerful tools that streamline, simplify, and handle critical processes found within most industries and businesses. These processes include business intelligence, sustainability management, supply chain management, process modeling, and document, quality and lifecycle management.

Accounting Rules
IFS Accounting Rules™ offers you a common set of rules for all manual and automatic postings within IFS Applications. You get an excellent overview that secures your company’s accounting model. Standardized interfaces make it easy for you to handle transactions sent to and received from IFS Applications and non-IFS business solutions.
Sustainability Management
IFS Sustainability Management™ gives you comprehensive support for all stages of a product’s lifecycle, through the entire supply chain to the use phase and end of life. It leverages existing data, lets you create material declarations and environmental product declarations, and serves as a base for environmental reporting such as GRI. Due to its flexible nature you can use it for all kinds of compliance purposes, e.g. REACh, RoHS or WEEE, as well as eco-label proofing.
Lifecycle Management
IFS Lifecycle Management™ puts you firmly in control of whatever lifecycle you handle, be it asset, product, project, customer, service, or any other crucial business or operational flow. From design to disposal and beyond, all information and feedback are documented in the same system and easily available to anyone authorized to access them—today and well into the future. This means you can learn from the past, reduce errors and continuously improve your business processes.
Document Management
IFS Document Management™ gives you full control over your company’s documentation. It handles the creation and development process for documents and includes easy-to-use search tools. Other functionality includes workflow, templates, version and release management, support for invoice scanning (OCR) and redlining. IFS Document Management can satisfy any of your power users, yet its web-based interface is so user-friendly that new users can be up and running.
Reporting & Analysis
IFS Business Reporting and Analysis™ helps you understand and analyze your business with pre-built analysis models for everything from finance and HR to sales and procurement. The Analysis Models are accessible from Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerBI®, IFS Lobby™ and most popular reporting and analysis tools. IFS Business Reporter is an Excel based business reporting and planning tool. It can be used as a report tool in its own right, or as an integrated part of budgeting and business planning.
Enterprise Operational Intelligence
IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence™ (IFS EOI™) enables integrated end-to-end performance management. This allows companies to correct and manage broken or complex business processes as well as managing the business as a whole. Predictive and prescriptive analytics enable better and faster decisions to be made at all levels of the business, from operational through to C-level. A key differentiator is our model-centric architecture rather than the more common data-centric architecture.
Quality Management
IFS Quality Management™ provides a fully integrated solution that streamlines and standardizes quality management data across the entire value chain. It covers a wide area of functionality, from quality control, including Control Plans, SPC Charts, and Capability Indices, to quality assurance areas such as FMEA, Quality Audits, Non-Conformance Reporting, MRB and CAPA.
Process Models
IFS Process Models™ provides you with an integrated package of tools, methods, and graphical models for developing and communicating your company’s work procedures, routines, and responsibilities. You can use it to tune and communicate your company processes while implementing IFS Applications. The graphical documents produced become models for your corporate structure and processes.
IoT Business Connector
IFS IoT Business Connector™ de-risks and accelerates your IoT initiatives by helping you transform raw data into actionable insights that are planned and optimized in IFS Applications. IFS IoT Business Connector provides a reference architecture, all the plumbing to get things working, the IoT Discovery Manager to manage insight discovery using Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, and the IoT Controller used to configure the right action to be taking in response to IoT observations.