Navigating the cloud: A Comparison of IFS Apps 10 and IFS Cloud

November 15, 2023 | Cash B


IFS Cloud is the latest ERP system from IFS, surpassing the predecessor of IFS Apps 10. IFS Cloud brings a new take to the ERP world offering modern browser based operations, giving rise to the mobile workforce that is not always attached to a desk.

We can compare and contrast IFS Apps 10 and IFS Cloud in 3 unique areas

  1. Industry Depth
  2. Unified Platform
  3. User Experience

Industry Depth:

When it comes to industry depth IFS is no slouch, Apps 10 has been offering industry specific functionality for years. Providing streaming processes for ERP, CRM,SCM,MOR and more. As well as tailoring industry specific solutions, with specialties in areas such as Industrial Manufacturing, Automotives, and Aerospace & Defense.

Keeping pace with Apps 10, IFS Cloud brings together these same features but with the additional benefit of a connected cloud ecosystem, allowing business systems to seamlessly integrate with the external systems of other partners to unlock more industry specific capabilities. With end result being it is easier than ever to achieve an industry aligned solution.

Unified platform:

The approach to the creation of the platform is where we begin to see one of the large differences between Apps 10 and IFS Cloud. Apps 10 is a modular system with many bolt-ons available from IFS, be it EAM, FSM or Mobile work order. While these are able to integrate within APPS 10, the set up and sharing of data can result in multiple databases being used.

IFS Cloud is built from the ground up to be a unified platform where instead of having modules needed to be bolted on, the ones you are not using are simply turned off. Creating a platform designed to be used as one cohesive program with data freely flowing between modules.

User Experience:

The third and possibly largest difference between Apps 10 and IFS Cloud is in regards to the user experience. Apps 10 is a complex app to learn, the system has been described as difficult to learn and sometimes requiring additional effort to perform tasks. The system’s primary interference is a desktop application.

In complete contrast, IFS Cloud runs in a web based browser with the goal of offering an intuitive responsive design that can be used from anywhere, on any device. Creating a systematic workflow processes intending to assist in achieving goals faster and easier than ever in a user friendly environment.

In conclusion:

The 3 biggest advantages of cloud are:

  1. better integration abilities
  2. A la carte
  3. Ease of use

While Apps 10 offers industry-specific functionality and has been a reliable choice for years, IFS Cloud takes it a step further with its modern browser-based operations and mobile workforce capabilities. With a unified platform and seamless integration, IFS Cloud provides a more streamlined and cohesive user experience. The design and the option of being accessible from anywhere make it easier to navigate and more user friendly.. As businesses continue to evolve, IFS Cloud presents a compelling option for organizations seeking a comprehensive and user-friendly ERP solution.

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