Monday, September 29, 2014

IFS launches IFS-in-a-Box

Preinstalled IFS Applications on Oracle Database Appliance can help save set-up time and money, meaning customers can realize the benefits of IFS Applications sooner

IFS, the global enterprise applications company and a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) today announced the availability of IFS-in-a-Box. Now customers have less need to worry or resource the initial installation of IFS Applications as this new ‘in-a-Box’ offer comes preinstalled on Oracle Database Appliance.

Upon delivery of IFS-in-a-Box customers can implement Oracle Database Appliance into their existing rack of servers and configure the set-up using one of the templates that are supplied ‘in-a-Box’. Having the reassurance that the ‘in-a-Box’ offer has been optimally configured to make this a compelling solution for companies wanting to scale up capacity and users of IFS Applications, whilst keeping total cost of ownership low - it can be easy to add CPU and memory capabilities to their current deployment of IFS Applications. The solution also caters well for organizations creating high-availability IT environments, as the ‘in-a-Box’ proposition can offer a way to set-up fail-over environments.

Commenting on the simplicity of implementing the IFS-in-a-Box, Dan Matthews, Chief Technology Officer at IFS said: “Oracle provides best-practice templates for high availability, so it is possible to install and configure a clustered database environment including, Oracle Database and clustered storage for IFS Applications, in a significantly shorter amount of time. Environments for applications and load balancing servers can also be installed and configured in less time.” The results come from test installations and configuration of IFS Applications 8 SP2 on Oracle Database Appliance hardware at the Oracle Solution Center in Linlithgow, Scotland.

IFS Applications are now available preinstalled on Oracle Database Appliance. For more information, please visit

Attendees of Oracle OpenWorld (29th September – 2nd October 2014) can visit the IFS stand, #515 in the South Hall of the Moscone Center.

About IFS

IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering business software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) that was founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,600 employees. IFS supports more than 2,200 customers worldwide from local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries. For more information visit:

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Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success.

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