Our project components, together with the other IFS components, provide a completely integrated set of tools to manage the complete project lifecycle. Fully integrated with other IFS components such as financials, procurement, inventory, customer orders, manufacturing, engineering, human resources, document management, and asset and service management, the solution is used by many types of businesses who use project principles to manage their business, including project-based manufacturing, engineering, construction, contracting and infrastructure, and R&D organizations.
IFS Project Reporting™ allows you to process project cost transactions against a project including time, expenses, materials and other types of miscellaneous costs. You can also use the component as the basis for billing clients where reimbursable contracts are needed and attach price lists to projects to define the rates to be used.
IFS Risk Management™ allows you to define project risk assessments. User-definable risk templates help establish consistent working practices. Potential problems and consequences are defined so you can manage the actions and responses required to mitigate the risk.
IFS Project Budgeting™ provides you with comprehensive functionality to manage project cost control. User-definable project forecast types enable you to support multiple versions of project estimates, budgets, forecasts, reviews, etc. The system supports Estimate to Complete (ETC) and Estimate at Complete (EAC) principles. Budgets can be controlled by cost (CBS) and work (WBS) breakdown structures. Spreading rules are available, including S Curves and Straight Line logic.
IFS Planning and Scheduling™ allows you to schedule project schedules in IFS. Gantt display options are available, and the planning logic supports dependencies and constraints. Resource planning and simulation are also supported. IFS Applications provides bi-directional integration to tools such as Microsoft Project® or Primavera®.
IFS Project Management™ allows you to create projects using user-defined WBS. Templates can be used to establish business process consistency. Costs, revenue, hours and quantities can be associated with the project WBS. Progress and Earned value are supported. All costs are tracked at all levels of the WBS, including Estimate, Baseline, Latest Forecast, Committed, Earned Value, and Actual. The Projects component holds the project plan, which is then used to generate the sub-plans for other areas such as procurement, engineering, manufacturing, installation and construction.
IFS Sub-Contract Management™ makes it easier for you to manage simple or complex sub-contractor activities, e.g. if you sub-contract a construction phase, the component allows you to easily manage the scope. You can track progress and make valuations based on valuation methods such as progress and quantity installed. The solution has strong change management capabilities so you can more easily manage variations to scope. You can send work instructions to your sub-contractors, receive invoices and applications from the sub-contractor, and generate valuation certificates.
IFS Sales Contract Management™ enables you to manage the lifecycle of your sales contracts from bid and tendering through completion and handover. You also get application-for-payment functionality and can more easily control defined mark-up and retention rules, certificates, and payments. You can generate invoices and applications based on a number of flexible options including progress, quantity, sales value, cost plus and milestones. Reimbursable project invoicing is also supported. The component has strong change management capabilities to manage variations to scope.