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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Maximo vs. IFS Applications and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"IBM Maximo is the best software for assets management.""There are not many enterprise asset management systems on the market and not many that have the categories that IBM Maximo has.""The most powerful features are the database and integration with CMDB.""The most valuable feature is asset management maintenance as well as asset management overall.""The incident management feature is good because it allows you to keep track of and classify issues.""We were doing all kinds of paperwork for every type of order and to maintain our assets but with the use of the IBM Maximo application, we can automate a lot of the processes.""We are very thankful to have IBM integrated with our own Legacy cloud-based system""I have found Work Order management the most valuable feature. Additionally, it is a very robust and powerful solution."

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"The solution overall is very versatile and flexible, especially compared to other products.""The best feature is the maintenance module, which is essentially an industry-specific workflow designed with a manufacturing module as per industry standards. It's very precise and specific without having complex functionalities. It's straightforward. Field Service Management is definitely a wonderful product that IFS has developed because it caters to field services. The energy and utility sectors can answer their business needs using the software.""Some of the strengths are Enterprise Management Solutions and the series of Management solutions which is number one in Gartner's report and has been for the last five years.""The product is quite flexible.""One of our favorite features is the "Info-Zone", which provides operational intelligence in flight and in context to guide both business users and support teams to productivity."

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Cons
"IBM is a big company and they have a lot of products. Level One, the first level of tech support, is the one that is used to stop the tsunami. For everyone, it's always work to get past that.""This solution could improve by integrating or embedding finances, charts of accounts, and invoicing.""You can get lost using the application""Areas for improvement would be the user interface and support for Arabic. They could also be more customer-oriented.""There are always ways to improve and make things better.""The interface is not very easy or user-friendly and is in need of improvement.""I feel that the interface is a little too complicated with a large number of fields to enter.""The solution is not stable. We can have one day when it is stable and another day it is not. Sometimes it crashes or becomes very slow, and there are times we are not even able to download all the databases. Without the database, we cannot work on that application. These are the small glitches, and stability issues we are facing."

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"We would like to see AI-driven CSI functions built into the tool that would allow us to quickly tie our improvement goals to metrics and activities, so Assyst will suggest the next steps to help us get closer to our goals.""There are certain digital features that need to be incorporated, such as IOP.""It would be ideal if, in the future, the product could incorporate IoT and blockchain elements. We'd like to explore more of these types of features going forward.""The integration is a bit complex, and post-implementation support services need to be improved. They have a service center based out of Sri Lanka. The support aspect is good, but the response time is a little slower than we anticipated. In the next release, it would be better if Warehouse Management could be improvised. They have a product line that's a data warehouse management system, but it's still premature and requires a bit of enhancement.""The user interface can be improved. When you're clicking through the screens, there are some icons or symbols that really need updating and would be more useful and noticeable if they are aesthetically pleasing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I do not know about the price of the solution. However, this has been an expensive project overall."
  • "IBM Maximo offers a licensing application, and you have to comply with the license."
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  • "Ask for all-inclusive pricing, as they are pretty flexible if you ask for custom models."
  • "Pricing is an area that could be improved. They could be more competitive."
  • "IFS Applications is expensive software, but it's on par with SAP and Oracle. It's for large enterprises and government entities and not for small and medium-sized enterprises. They have one licensing model, but if you want to have a module-specific license, they provide component-based licenses. Unlike SAP and Oracle, it doesn't have different levels of licensing. It's one level of licensing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    I have found Work Order management the most valuable feature. Additionally, it is a very robust and powerful solution.
    Top Answer: 
    This solution could improve by integrating or embedding finances, charts of accounts, and invoicing.
    Top Answer: 
    I use IBM Maximo for work and asset management.
    Top Answer: 
    IFS PRODUCT PORTFOLIOS ARE BEST-FIT FOR THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRIES: AEROSPACE & DEFENSE – MILITARY OPERATORS, DEFENSE IN- SERVICE SUPPORT, COMMERCIAL AVIATION OPERATORS, 3RD PARTY MRO, A&D… more »
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    The best feature is the maintenance module, which is essentially an industry-specific workflow designed with a manufacturing module as per industry standards. It's very precise and specific without… more »
    Top Answer: 
    IFS Applications is expensive software, but it's on par with SAP and Oracle. It's for large enterprises and government entities and not for small and medium-sized enterprises. They have one licensing… more »
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    Overview
    Organizations of all sizes reduce equipment downtime, closely control and track maintenance expenses, cut spare parts inventories.

    IFS develops and delivers cloud enterprise software for companies around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Within our single platform, our industry specific products are innately connected to a single data model and use embedded digital innovation so that our customers can be their best when it really matters to their customers – at the Moment of Service™​​​​​​​. The industry expertise of our people and of our growing ecosystem, together with a commitment to deliver value at every single step, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,500 employees every day live our values of agility, trustworthiness and collaboration in how we support our 10,000+ customers. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

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    Sample Customers
    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., DTE Energy, Swedish Match, Projetech, Fingrid, East Coast
    Carlsberg, Pukka, Aston Martin, Sky, China Airlines, Cimcorp, Mini, Pepsi.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government20%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government9%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise42%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise9%
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    IBM Maximo is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Asset Management with 8 reviews while IFS Applications is ranked 1st in Enterprise Asset Management with 5 reviews. IBM Maximo is rated 7.8, while IFS Applications is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IBM Maximo writes "A rare enterprise asset management system with good ROI and helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IFS Applications writes "A cloud-based ERP solution with a useful maintenance module, but post-implementation support could be better". IBM Maximo is most compared with ServiceNow, Oracle Enterprise Asset Management, JIRA Service Management, ABB Ability Asset Suite EAM and Infor CloudSuite EAM, whereas IFS Applications is most compared with SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and SAP S4HANA. See our IBM Maximo vs. IFS Applications report.

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