IFS Connect is the shared boundary, or interface, between IFS Applications™ and an independent tool or system that allows them to communicate with each other. But why should you be interfacing?

There are a number of reasons why businesses do this, whether it is a cost-cutting exercise, keeping up technological advances or something else. Let’s have a closer look at why companies interface.

Integration to Specialist or Legacy Software

In some cases, you may have software specific to your industry that you cannot be without or an older system that you need to keep, yet you would like information from those systems available in IFS for visibility or to prevent double-entry. IFS Connect seamlessly interfaces in both cases.

Connecting to the Internet of Things

For those who don’t know, the Internet of Things is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. It is now possible to communicate with machinery in your factory through the IoT. A great example of how this is used in everyday life is the smart thermostats you can control from your smartphone. If your machinery has the ability to send or receive a message, then IFS can connect to it, e.g. displaying its current status or issuing a command.

E-Commerce and E-Orders

Selling products or services online is now a fundamental part of how businesses operate, with some retailers having their own in-house system. The flexibility of the IFS Connect tool allows these pieces of software to almost become an extension of your IFS Applicationsä, receiving orders from customers and issuing invoices in the desired formats.


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