IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, has announced the general availability of its latest IFS Cloud release. This update is designed to support businesses in enhancing their agility, building resilience, and mitigating risks in an ever-changing world.
With a focus on optimization and connectivity, IFS Cloud empowers customers to leverage automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) to address key challenges across their operations, work more efficiently, and increase productivity.
The core philosophy of IFS Cloud is centered around optimizing people, assets, and services. Through the utilization of AI, ML, and automation, businesses can streamline processes and drive growth. The Manufacturing Scheduling and Optimization (MSO) module within Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) enables organizations to increase production planning and capacity utilization through new scheduling scenario functionality.
This empowers businesses to make informed decisions and optimize their operations. In the aviation maintenance sector, the "What-if-scenarios" (WISE) feature assists in aligning asset maintenance to daily operations, providing valuable insights to anticipate and prepare for maintenance needs.
Furthermore, IFS Cloud fosters collaboration and user engagement through personalized experiences and improved productivity. The bookmarked navigation feature within the IFS Cloud User Experience enables employees to easily access relevant information and tailor their workflows to enhance efficiency.
Connectivity is a key aspect of IFS Cloud, allowing businesses to simplify operations, improve customer service, reduce downtime, and ensure compliance. By integrating isolated operations and offering advanced management capabilities, businesses can drive efficiency and reduce process complexity.
For example, logistic teams and maintenance planners can streamline asset movement between sites, reducing administrative efforts and enhancing overall logistic management. In the Service Management module, technicians benefit from autonomy through scheduling exception handling, ensuring that service requests are matched with appropriate skill levels for faster and more accurate services.
In the pursuit of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, IFS Cloud proves to be a valuable tool. Additionally, organizations can achieve sustainability objectives by adopting circular manufacturing operations through the Eco footprint capability within the ERP module, supporting regulatory reporting.
The Enterprise Asset Management module provides rapid insights into the health of critical assets, facilitating data-driven investment decisions to increase asset resilience. Furthermore, advanced remote assistance in the Service Management module reduces downtime and eliminates the need for unnecessary travel, thereby reducing emissions.
Pioneering customers such as Cimcorp, Morgan Motors, and Suzuki Garphyttan have demonstrated that developing business resiliency is not only a proactive measure but also an opportunity for innovation, differentiation, and growth in the future.
IFS Cloud continues to evolve and improve based on customer needs, delivering a comprehensive solution to enhance business resilience, optimize operations, and drive growth.