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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Infor ERP

It is well suited for accountants that know what information they need for accounting transactions and financial reports. It is well suited for manufacturing since the progress from raw materials to finished goods is easy to track and analyze. The software is well suited to handle individual jobs but then roll up reporting for families of products that are similar.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

IFS Applications
8.5
Infor ERP
7.7
API for custom integration
IFS Applications
9.0
Infor ERP
7.7
Plug-ins
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
7.7

Security

IFS Applications
8.5
Infor ERP
9.2
Single sign-on capability
IFS Applications
9.0
Infor ERP
8.4
Role-based user permissions
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
7.6
Dashboards
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
6.7
Standard reports
IFS Applications
9.0
Infor ERP
8.0
Custom reports
IFS Applications
7.0
Infor ERP
8.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

IFS Applications
7.4
Infor ERP
8.9
Accounts payable
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0
Accounts receivable
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0
Global Financial Support
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Intercompany Accounting
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Journals and Reconciliations
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Enterprise Accounting
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Configurable Accounting
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Standardized Processes
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Inventory Management

IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
9.3
Inventory tracking
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0
Automatic reordering
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
7.1
Location management
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0
Manufacturing module
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0

Order Management

IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
9.5
Pricing
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
8.1
Order entry
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0
Credit card processing
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
Cost of goods sold
IFS Applications
8.0
Infor ERP
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Subledger and Financial Process

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Billings Management
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Customer Receipt Applications
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Customer Collections
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Period Close
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Project Financial Management

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
9.3
Budgeting and Forecasting
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
9.0
Project Costing
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Cost Capture
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Customer Invoicing
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
9.0
Project Financials Dashboard
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
8.0

Project Execution Management

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Task Insight for Project Managers
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Product Lifecycle Management
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Grants Management

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Billing
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Risk Management

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Control Management
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Logistics

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Inventory Visibility
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Manufacturing

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Production Process Design
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Production Management
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Configuration Management
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Work Definition
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Work Execution
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Manufacturing Costs
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Supply Chain

IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0
Inventory Planning
IFS Applications
Infor ERP
10.0

Pros

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.
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Infor ERP

  • Infor ERP gives us greater financial visibility.
  • Inventory and cycle count accuracy are both strict TS metrics that are measured in my organization, Infor ERP enables us to know what we have and where we have it saving us valuable time and money. We are able to meet customer demand while keeping inventory down.
  • The automotive industry has very rigorous quality metrics and Infor ERP allows us to not only improve quality but also increase productivity and reliability.
  • Customization is one of Infor ERP's greatest attributes. Forms can easily be customized specific to the end-user's needs with the help of an ERP Application Developer.
  • Great customer support directly from Infor. Additionally, Infor ERP customers are always willing to help through user networks events.
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Cons

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.
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Infor ERP

  • Infor ERP is a great stand alone ERP system but add-on software packages are often needed to attain a greater level of detail. Our organization has recently teamed up with ScottTech to implement a warehouse management system called PickPro. PickPro will provide us with up-to-the-minute inventory information driven by the many transactions and movement of material that occurs throughout our processes.
  • The Human Resource module is not used by our organization as it lacks functionality.
  • Reports and background tasks/updates often need to be run after-hours as speed is a serious issue and can hinder other parallel users.
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Likelihood to Renew

IFS Applications

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Infor ERP

Infor ERP 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Good Technical and Customer Support during and after implementation tasks.Good Project Plan and Management support for implementation and post implementation.Financial functionality could be more comprehensive particularly with Budgeting and Cash Management.Inventory Management capability was adequate but could be more comprehensive as well."Out of the Box" functionality was adequate but requested add-ons and enhancements seemed to be a bit pricey.
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Usability

IFS Applications

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor ERP

Infor ERP 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It is a user friendly, simpler and robust platform.
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Support

IFS Applications

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Infor ERP

Infor ERP 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We always go thru our own IT team first. However, when they don't have the answer Infor support is always ready to resolve any question you would be asking, and they always get back to you promptly.
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Alternatives Considered

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
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Infor ERP

In Vendor/Application Selection INFOR ERP rated high in Production Capability and Shop Floor Management. INFOR ERP was weaker in financials. INFOR ERP appears to be strong for retail and order (pick/pack/ship) fulfillment operations. INFOR ERP Management offered aggressive pricing and was willing to be flexible for other software and implementation costs.
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Return on Investment

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.
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Infor ERP

  • Infor ERP has truly optimized our inventory and production resources and increased efficiency.
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Pricing Details

IFS Applications

General

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

Infor ERP

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

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