Our editorial review staff has researched, tested, and reviewed IFS Applications and Acumatica Cloud ERP. The insights shared here are based on our personal experiences with these two ERP software platforms.
IFS Applications is better suited for larger, industry-specific businesses that require a vast selection of functionalities. Acumatica, on the other hand, is ideal for small to mid-sized businesses seeking a modular approach to ERP.
IFS Applications is a versatile ERP solution that offers a selection of over 100 business components. This flexibility allows businesses to select only the components they need, adding more as their needs evolve.
We recommend IFS for organizations in the aerospace and defense, energy utilities and resources, construction and engineering, manufacturing, and service industries. Its robust asset management, service delivery, and industry-specific functionalities make it ideal for sectors requiring these features.
Pros and Cons
IFS Applications offers a lot of functionality, easy Excel exports, and responsive customer support. However, some users have reported performance issues and found the user interface unintuitive, which could pose a learning curve for newcomers. Customization options are also somewhat limited.
IFS Applications can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud, making it adaptable to different business requirements.
Acumatica Cloud ERP is a well-known platform offering modules for accounting, distribution management, CRM, manufacturing, and more. It supports unlimited users, with pricing based on the resources and modules your company uses.
Acumatica is best suited for small to mid-sized companies with 10 to 200 employees. It’s a good fit for growing companies, allowing them to license only the modules they require.
Pros and Cons
Acumatica shines with its open architecture for rapid integrations, multi-entity support, mobile accessibility, and multi-warehouse inventory management. However, the pricing model is not straightforward and requires a consultation call. It also has a high learning curve and can be tedious to set up.
Just like IFS Applications, Acumatica can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.
We recommend Acumatica for most businesses. Its open architecture allows for rapid integrations, and its mobile accessibility ensures that you can manage your business on the go. Also, its modular approach makes it affordable for small businesses, yet scalable for growing companies.
For more insights, check out our roundup of the best ERP software.