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SAP ERP

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP ERP

If business and financial consolidation is a problem for any organization, SAP would work very well to bring in consistency in processes and transparency in financials. The solution works well if the customization is kept to a minimal level and industry standard business processes are followed in an organization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Customization

IFS Applications
8.5
SAP ERP
7.2
API for custom integration
IFS Applications
9.0
SAP ERP
7.2
Plug-ins
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
7.3

Security

IFS Applications
8.5
SAP ERP
8.9
Single sign-on capability
IFS Applications
9.0
SAP ERP
8.6
Role-based user permissions
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
6.9
Dashboards
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
6.4
Standard reports
IFS Applications
9.0
SAP ERP
7.3
Custom reports
IFS Applications
7.0
SAP ERP
7.1

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

IFS Applications
7.4
SAP ERP
8.4
Accounts payable
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
8.4
Accounts receivable
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
7.9

Inventory Management

IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
8.1
Inventory tracking
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
8.7
Automatic reordering
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
7.5
Location management
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
8.0
Manufacturing module
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
8.2

Order Management

IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
7.5
Pricing
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
8.1
Order entry
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
7.9
Credit card processing
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
6.1
Cost of goods sold
IFS Applications
8.0
SAP ERP
7.8

Payroll Management

IFS Applications
SAP ERP
7.3
Pay calculation
IFS Applications
SAP ERP
5.0
Benefit plan administration
IFS Applications
SAP ERP
7.7
Direct deposit files
IFS Applications
SAP ERP
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
IFS Applications
SAP ERP
7.6
Reimbursement management
IFS Applications
SAP ERP
8.0

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP ERP

  • Integration of functions within the organization (example: warehouse releasing and inventory management with finance costing and logistics)
  • Security features are on point. Clear segregation of duties can be achieved by assigning access rights based on least privilege principle
  • Can be easily learned.
  • Roles assigned to users can be customized.
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP ERP

  • High cost of licensing, implementation & maintenance.
  • It gets complex when companies try to implement their existing business processes to Standard SAP provided business processes if it differs.
  • It is not for small/medium size businesses
  • The complete implementation process may take several years. Usually, companies take core modules of SAP ERP & implement those first.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IFS Applications

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IFS Applications

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP ERP

SAP ERP 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Once you learn how to use SAP ERP, it becomes a powerful tool for analysis and inventory management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP ERP

I have made several comparisons between ERP software a long time ago (early 2000). They are not valid anymore as the complete set of players in the market has changed dramatically. Nowadays, SAP ERP still is a big player in the market, but the most significant competitors have changed from then to now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP ERP

  • The Coca-Cola bottlers use a multi-tenant environment, and that helps their bottom line as they share a single instance.
  • Integration back to sales enables the Bottles to be more efficient and saves costs that relate to integration to 3rd party sales applications.
  • Reduces the number of 3rd party applications, which saves on operating costs.
Domenic Vetro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IFS Applications

General

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

SAP ERP

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IFS Applications
9.0
SAP ERP
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

IFS Applications
SAP ERP
8.6

Usability

IFS Applications
SAP ERP
8.0

Reliability and Availability

IFS Applications
SAP ERP
10.0

Support

IFS Applications
SAP ERP
3.0

Implementation

IFS Applications
SAP ERP
3.0

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