IFS Applications, an enterprise resource planning system, it improves business processes efficiency, reduces costs, optimizes supplies, enables to get real-time management information and manage equipment preventive and corrective maintenance.
IFS solutions were developed more than 20 years and were implemented in more than 5000 enterprises almost in every industry and include best management practices.
Main advantages of IFS Applications are complex structure, open standards and flexibility. IFS was a first component-based enterprise resource planning solution. It means, that IFS Applications is not massive system, but contains many components (more than 60), and every enterprise can choose or add to their current information system only needed components.
IFS Applications open standards enables fast and effective implementations, modifications and upgrades to newest versions. It minimizes implementation risks, time and costs and improves return on investments.
Nowadays IFS Applications is used by Latvijas Gāze, Eesti Energia, Latvenergo, Viru Keemia Grupp and etc.
IFS Applications Component Groups:
IFS’ finance components offer customers a comprehensive overview of company business from any perspective they wish. At the same time, they can follow and scrutinize each financial transaction in detail. These components simplify accounting, enhance control capacity at all levels of the organization and support change processes - whatever business our customers are in.
IFS’ e-business components let you take advantage of the Internet to create and enhance business relations. You’re able to provide personalized, accurate and real-time information—a competitive differentiator. They also allow you to develop an Internet strategy for long-term one-to-one relationships while ensuring security, performance, and scalability as well as providing integration to the global marketplace.
IFS Sales & Support:
IFS Sales & Support™ is an important part of any solution for customer relationship management. The components manage the customer interaction chain from the sales lead through the sales cycle to the ongoing support and service of the customer. The IFS Sales & Support concept is a result of the increased focus on the customer vis-à-vis the product, the service content and the added value.
IFS’ components for engineering minimize the work of specifying and configuring design elements and products. Quality is assured by streamlining the administration of all related documentation, including revisions. The entire organization is given access to information, providing continuously updated data for technical, administrative and financial decisions.
IFS’ components for manufacturing provide a simple, highly automated flow for the many trivial tasks in combination with advanced management by exception for the vital few. This is a powerful, multifaceted solution that supports planning, execution, control and analysis in most types of manufacturing, in all phases of the manufacturing process and for all employees in the organization.
IFS Distribution™ is the basis for your supply chain management solution. The components in IFS Distribution are based on four fundamental principles: simplicity, to visualize product flows and make the system easy to use; flexibility, to make it easier to adapt to different distribution models and working methods; adaptability, to allow the system to grow and to support change in the company; openness, to facilitate communication with other actors in the order-to-delivery chain.
IFS’ maintenance components make up a complete maintenance system that provides the proactivity, openness and flexibility to develop and adapt to keep pace with the rapidly changing demands of the world around us. Easy to work with and access, it contains a depth of functionality that provides comprehensive support for day-to-day maintenance requirements as well as continuous development and improvement.
IFS Human Resources:
IFS’ human resources components save time and money through rational, cost-effective management of human resource administration. They provide fast and accurate analysis, securing the competence and development needs of the company and its employees. They are essential in successful, strategic human resource planning.
IFS General components:
These supporting components are applicable to almost any assembly of components and most processes. They can be added over time, for example to run a venture as a project, follow up on quality or apply the portal interface to an existing IFS Applications solution.
IFS Foundation1™ is the technology platform for IFS Applications. Based on open standards such as, XML, J2EE and .Net it includes the methodology and tools used to design, develop, install, and administrate IFS Applications. IFS Foundation1 provides the software frameworks and services that facilitate database storage, execution of business logic and delivery of user interfaces. It also provides open integration through IFS Connect, along with the Java, COM, and .Net access providers.