IFS Foundation1™ — layered application architecture and technology
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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