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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker is a great tool for developing machine learning models that take more effort than just point-and-click type of analyses. The software works well with the other tools in the Amazon ecosystem, so if you use Amazon Web Services or are thinking about it, SageMaker would be a great addition. SageMaker is great for consumer insights, predictive analytics, and looking for gems of insight in the massive amounts of data we create. SageMaker is less suitable for analysts who do generally "small" data analyses, and "small" data analyses in today's world can be billions of records.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

IFS Applications

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.5
API for custom integration
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
9.0
Plug-ins
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0

Security

Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.5
Single sign-on capability
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
9.0
Role-based user permissions
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Dashboards
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Standard reports
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
9.0
Custom reports
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
7.4
Accounts payable
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Accounts receivable
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0

Inventory Management

Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Inventory tracking
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Automatic reordering
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Location management
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Manufacturing module
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0

Order Management

Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Pricing
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Order entry
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Credit card processing
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0
Cost of goods sold
Amazon SageMaker
IFS Applications
8.0

Pros

Amazon SageMaker

  • Provides enough freedom for experienced data scientists and also for those who just need things done without going much deeper into building models.
  • Customization and easy to alter and change.
  • If you already are an Amazon user, you do not need to transition over to another software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IFS Applications

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon SageMaker

  • It's very good for the hardcore programmer, but a little bit complex for a data scientist or new hire who does not have a strong programming background.
  • Most of the popular library and ML frameworks are there, but we still have to depend on them for new releases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IFS Applications

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker took the heavy lifting out of building and creating models. It allowed for our organization to use our current system for integration and essentially added on a feature to help all levels of Data scientists and IT professionals in our department and company as a whole. The training was simple as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IFS Applications

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon SageMaker

  • We have been able to deliver data products more rapidly because we spend less time building data pipelines and model servers.
  • We can prototype more rapidly because it is easy to configure notebooks to access AWS resources.
  • For our use-cases, serving models is less expensive with SageMaker than bespoke servers.
Gavin Hackeling | TrustRadius Reviewer

IFS Applications

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon SageMaker

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IFS Applications

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SageMaker
9.9
IFS Applications
9.0

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