Abas ERP vs. IFS Applications

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Abas ERP
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Abas ERP is an ERP with relatively extensive capabilities from supply chain optimization to customer relationship managementN/A
IFS Applications
Score 5.8 out of 10
N/A
IFS Applications is presented by the vendor as an agile application suite that offers enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise project management, handling 4 core processes: Service & Asset Management Full Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Field Service Management (FSM) Manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with support for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing…N/A
Pricing
Abas ERPIFS Applications
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Abas ERPIFS Applications
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Abas ERPIFS Applications
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
9.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
2 Ratings
152% below category average
API for custom integration9.01 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Plug-ins9.01 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.5
2 Ratings
4% above category average
IFS Applications
5.5
2 Ratings
39% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.01 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.02 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
2 Ratings
13% above category average
IFS Applications
1.3
2 Ratings
137% below category average
Dashboards8.02 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Standard reports7.52 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Custom reports8.52 Ratings1.02 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
IFS Applications
6.4
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Accounts payable7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting8.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Standardized Processes7.01 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.1
2 Ratings
3% above category average
IFS Applications
4.3
2 Ratings
58% below category average
Inventory tracking7.52 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering8.52 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Location management8.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
8.3
2 Ratings
7% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
2 Ratings
154% below category average
Pricing8.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Order entry8.02 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Cost of goods sold8.52 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Order Orchestration8.52 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.3
1 Ratings
2% below category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
152% below category average
Billing Management8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting7.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Period Close8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.4
2 Ratings
3% below category average
IFS Applications
2.7
1 Ratings
95% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting6.52 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Project Costing7.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Cost Capture7.02 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.8
1 Ratings
13% above category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
149% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
6.4
2 Ratings
8% below category average
IFS Applications
1.2
1 Ratings
141% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Contract Authoring5.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Supplier Management6.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
7.0
2 Ratings
7% below category average
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Production Process Design8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management8.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Work Execution9.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs7.02 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
5.8
2 Ratings
22% below category average
IFS Applications
5.0
1 Ratings
37% below category average
Inventory Planning6.52 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Performance Monitoring5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Forecasting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
151% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
IFS Applications
1.0
1 Ratings
147% below category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Abas ERP
-
Ratings
IFS Applications
5.0
1 Ratings
31% below category average
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Abas ERPIFS Applications
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
2.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Abas ERPIFS Applications
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
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Complex Inventory
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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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Usability
Abas ERP
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IFS
The system is very difficult to use, overly complex, and difficult to learn. It also has limitations that are hard to overcome.
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Support Rating
Abas ERP
No answers on this topic
IFS
We have been unable to get answers to our questions, solutions to our problems, and they don't seem interested in working in the construction industry.
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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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