Everything You Need to Know About IFS Managed Cloud and Software As a Service

Aug 24, 2020

One way enterprises are coping with the demands of the field service industry is to leverage the benefits that IFS software offers. Enterprises that opt for IFS software have the option to either manage the Software themselves or opting for IFS Managed Cloud. The availability of skilled staff, capital, hardware, cloud-based services, and networking infrastructure are some of the reasons why enterprises opt for IFS Managed Cloud.  This hosting solution for IFS Applications offers businesses an innovative and streamlined cloud-based SaaS solution. IFS Managed Cloud provides the benefits of moving your key IT assets to the cloud. 

With the announcement of the availability of IFS Applications on Microsoft Azure, cloud infrastructure becomes a highly cost-effective, rapid and secure way to benefit from IFS Applications. Here are some things you need to know about IFS Manager Cloud. 

Ease of Use 

IFS ERP cloud allows customers to expand their deployment as well as scale their businesses easily. This is because a proven cloud environment like Azure delivers advanced data protection as well as business continuity features that can’t be found in on-premise management. 

This allows an enterprise to operate flexibly, as it can choose from a combination of make-to-stock, configure-to-order and engineer-to-order modes. It can manage just about any business processes from high volume repetitive manufacturing to batch and complex project-based manufacturing. Processes like Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), Sales and Operations Planning, and the Manufacturing Visualizer are just some of the capabilities that make IFS Managed Cloud a leading cloud solution. 

Software as a Service (SaaS) 

One of the models that users can explore with IFS Managed Cloud is Software as a Service. This model lends its users flexibility and agility in the execution of their business operations. Some of the processes that can be executed with the Software as a Service model are: 

  • Configurations 
  • Customizations
  • Integrations
  • Flexible update scheduling 

Licensing Models 

Users of IFS Managed Cloud can opt for either of these licensing models: 

Subscription license: This model allows users to pay for IFS software licenses via an affordable monthly SaaS subscription that covers software rental, application support and maintenance and Cloud Services. 

Perpetual license: This model allows users to own their Software by purchasing regular perpetual licenses upfront so that they can use them with Cloud Services.  Users who have perpetually licensed Software, can access Cloud Services without additional licensing costs. All they need to do is to pay for application support, maintenance and Cloud Services with agreements which can be calculated every month. 

The Software as Service model offers key functionality which is designed to help users facilitate their business operations. The flexibility and agility which the Software as a Service model offers to its users is the reason why it is the cloud solution of choice for enterprises across industries like manufacturing, engineering, oil and gas, aerospace, and construction. 


IFS Managed Cloud offers enterprises a level of functionality that is capable of optimizing their business enterprises. Ready to take the plunge? Request a free consultation


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Topics: IFS, Managed Services, SAAS, Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, IFS Applications, IFS Support, IFS Apps 10, IFS Applications Upgrades, software as a service