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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Abas ERP ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Customization, General Ledger and Configurable Accounting, Inventory Management, Order Management
  • Abas ERP and IFS Applications are tied in 2 feature sets: Security, Reporting & Analytics

Customization

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
8.5

IFS Applications

85%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

API for custom integration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Plug-ins

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Security

8.5

Abas ERP

85%
8.5

IFS Applications

85%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Single sign-on capability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Role-based user permissions

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
8.0

IFS Applications

80%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Standard reports

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Custom reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

8.0

Abas ERP

80%
7.4

IFS Applications

74%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 9/11 features

Accounts payable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Accounts receivable

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Global Financial Support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Primary and Secondary Ledgers

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Intercompany Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Localizations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Journals and Reconciliations

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Enterprise Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Configurable Accounting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Centralized Rules Framework

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Standardized Processes

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inventory Management

8.1

Abas ERP

81%
8.0

IFS Applications

80%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 3/4 features

Inventory tracking

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Automatic reordering

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Location management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Manufacturing module

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order Management

8.3

Abas ERP

83%
8.0

IFS Applications

80%
Abas ERP ranks higher in 5/6 features

Pricing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order entry

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cost of goods sold

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Order Orchestration

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-end order visibility

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Credit card processing

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Subledger and Financial Process

7.3

Abas ERP

73%

IFS Applications

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abas ERP ranks higher in 11/11 features

Automated Invoice Processing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Shared Services Payments

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Billings Management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Receipt Applications

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Revenue Recognition

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cash Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Travel & Expense Management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Period Close

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Transactions Tax

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Subledger Reconciliations

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Management

7.4

Abas ERP

74%

IFS Applications

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abas ERP ranks higher in 9/9 features

Budgeting and Forecasting

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Costing

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost Capture

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customer Invoicing

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financial Performance Analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Financials Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-time Financial Reporting

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Embedded Business Intelligence

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Planning Collaboration

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Execution Management

7.8

Abas ERP

78%

IFS Applications

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abas ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

Project Planning and Scheduling

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Project Manager Dashboard

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Manager Dashboard

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Real-Time Project Reporting

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Procurement

6.4

Abas ERP

64%

IFS Applications

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abas ERP ranks higher in 9/9 features

Sourcing Team Collaboration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Sourcing Analysis

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bids Analyzed and Compared

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Authoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Electronic Signatures

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Assessment

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Communication and Collaboration

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Supplier Portal

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing

7.0

Abas ERP

70%

IFS Applications

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abas ERP ranks higher in 5/5 features

Production Process Design

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Production Management

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Contracted Manufacturing Management

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Work Execution

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Manufacturing Costs

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Supply Chain

5.8

Abas ERP

58%

IFS Applications

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Abas ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

Inventory Planning

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Monitoring

5.0
50%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Abas ERP and IFS Applications are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Abas ERP

90%
2 Ratings
9.0

IFS Applications

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Abas ERP

ABAS by far offers the most bang for the buck. We are able to handle all of our business functions through ABAS and also have additional features like Business Apps, Business Intelligence, Vendor and Customer portals, as well as many other features that many other ERP packages didn't have. It has allowed us to consolidate our software packages and also provide visibility since everything is now connected.
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IFS

Order to cash processes and scenario are implemented natively in IFS. An HR module exists for career management also (objectives, comportments, training, mobility) but may be improved in terms of workflow validation (e.g. training to validate by a manager) or reporting.
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Pros

Abas ERP

  • Ability to drill down information from one screen to another
  • Allows creation of various custom fields screens and reports
  • Availability of "demo" system where one can test new functionality without affecting "Live Abas ERP"
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IFS

  • Interfaces of IFS are very powerful and varied, making it easier to integrate the tool in your Information System. Based on standard connectors like IFS connect, you can potentially exploit formatted mail flows to avoid or reduce manual work and automate your processes (e.g. auto creation of sales contracts based on a quote), with security mechanisms inside the tool to check consistency and formatting of data before storing it in your database. Other interfaces use standard PL/SQL packages and allow you, based on web services for example, to interact with an external CRM such as Salesforce, with standard PL/SQL API packages to call web services.
  • Reporting is easy with IFS and can be done in many ways : it can be either use the embedded Excel export feature. Secondly you can make use of Business Analytics feature to build complex states and feed dedicated views nightly in order not to impact your production environment while compiling and executing complex SQL statements. Thirdly, your users can make use of quick reports with a set of built-in tools, which are easy to use and learn, with no IT specialist needed, in order to be operational in an effective manner.
  • IFS is based on your organization matrix to efficiently ensure the correct access to the tool, which can be done via menus etc. You can easily adapt or fine tune permissions to work at high level or on very detailed level, and control rights access management depending on your organization matrix role.
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Cons

Abas ERP

  • ABAS is headquartered in Germany with a US based headquarters in Virginia. Some of the programming structures were based on European methods that differed somewhat from the way business is done in the US. ABAS-USA has worked to modify the system so that it is in tune with US business practices and has made great strides in this effort. For the average user, the structures may go unnoticed, but for the more advanced user, some of the field names that are used for advanced reporting might be in German. However, ABAS-USA has recently been updating the programming language to be fully in English.
  • Because ABAS is growing rapidly, more complex customizations might take longer to complete than normal. ABAS appears to be bringing on even more technicians to handle the increased workload so the concern is waning.
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IFS

  • The speed of bug fixes should be improved by the IFS after sales teams. We saw the difference of responsiveness prior to Go Live and after Go Live, with a change of teams. IFS France is working on that point, and strategically wants to innovate by acting now with two other third-party companies in early 2017, to improve the after sales experience for customers.
  • There is no license model between the full licenses, which gives access to all IFS features, and the light licenses, to get access to a specific module like expense sheet. As a consequence, you must acquire a full access license for one team working only with a dedicated module (e.g. general ledger). Maybe an intermediate type license would be welcome to balance the budget. IFS tries to make prices competitive but you have to consider full upgrades of the product too, where requiring full licenses can be hard on the budget.
  • When you have an Active Directory ecosystem with a trust relationship, users from domain B can't natively access IFS, even if AD sync is in place with domain A. It's important to improve that functionality because many companies have a merge and acquisition context, with SOX constraints sometimes, and avoiding maintaining contacts or local accounts simplifies SOX compliance, or to management of accounts within the company.
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Pricing Details

Abas ERP

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Abas ERP editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    IFS Applications

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IFS Applications editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Abas ERP

      These other software packages all have strengths but for what we were looking for in one system, to handle most of our business processes, but also allow the flexibility to be customized (without the need to be placed on a "like to have" waiting list), ABAS gave us that ability, hands down.
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      IFS

      Microsoft AX, QAD (in continuation of our previous ERP), Sage X3 was an out of the box ERP that was part of initial RFP. We have chosen IFS based on the compromise between costs & budget, functionality, technical features, and feedback from similar customers that gave their feedback. The project manager team and qualification level of technical or consultant teams were differentiating factors too. Finally IFS application was named in the Gartner’s mid-market ERP Magic Quadrant, along with SAP, and helped us to finalize our choice
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      Return on Investment

      Abas ERP

      • Abas ERP has had positive impact on our overall business objectives.
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      IFS

      • Reporting is now centralized and managed. Previously, reports were outside the information systems and there was a risk of incoherence.
      • Accounting controls are now in place on the overall processes, including production, which helped the company to reduce closing periods or to produce more easily official mandatory accounting files yearly.
      • Interfaces between the CRM forecast tool and IFS helped to keep the tools in sync, and to decrease the processing times prior to production launch.
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