Everything you need to Know About IFS Managed Cloud and Software as a Service

Oct 24, 2020

Recently, the adoption of IFS software has skyrocketed as more and more enterprises leverage the solution's benefits to cope with the demand of the current field service space. With IFS, companies can choose to either self-manage the Software or opt for IFS Managed Cloud. The availability of skilled staff, capital, hardware, cloud-based services, and networking infrastructure are some of the reasons why many organizations choose IFS Managed Cloud. This hosting system for IFS Applications offers businesses an innovative and streamlined cloud-based SaaS solution and the benefits of moving business-critical IT assets to the cloud. Here is all you need to know about IFS managed and Software as a Service:

Ease of Use

One of the most beneficial features of the IFS ERP cloud is that it allows service-oriented companies to expand their deployment as well as scale their businesses easily. This feature is supported by reputable cloud environments like Azure that deliver advanced data protection and business continuity offerings that can't be found in on-premise management.

As a result, enterprises can operate flexibly, as they can choose from a combination of make-to-stock, configure-to-order, and engineer-to-order modes. Also, the IFS cloud solution can manage any business process from high volume repetitive manufacturing to batch and complex project-based manufacturing. Operations like Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), Sales and Operations Planning, and the Manufacturing Visualizer are all capabilities that make IFS Managed Cloud a leading cloud solution.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Service is one of the models offered to users by IFS Managed Cloud. The SaaS model provides companies flexibility and agility in the execution of their business operations and processes such as:

  • Configurations
  • Customizations
  • Integrations
  • Flexible update scheduling

This model's flexibility and agility offerings are the reasons it is the preferred cloud solution for enterprises across industries, including manufacturing, engineering, oil and gas, aerospace, and construction. Ultimately, the SaaS model was designed to offer key functionalities that facilitate and optimize their business operations.

Licensing Models

Organizations that opt for IFS Managed Cloud solution also enjoy flexibility in choosing licensing models. They can either use subscription or perpetual licensing models:

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

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


When assessing Software, it's all about having the ability to choose the solutions that can best meet your business' needs. Whatever your business' priorities, IFS solutions allow you to run its Software in a way that suits you best. It gets better. Now that IFS Applications is available and fully supported by Microsoft Azure, cloud infrastructure has become a highly cost-effective, rapid, and secure way to benefit from IFS solutions. If you are ready to learn more request a free consultation today!


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