Wednesday, December 09, 2009
IFS Enterprise Explorer is Windows 7 Ready for improved ERP usability
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces that IFS Enterprise Explorer (IEE) is Windows 7 ready. Available with IFS Applications 7.5, the IEE user interface has been designed specifically to increase the usability of IFS Applications. Now Enterprise customers can further benefit from integration with many core features from the Windows 7 operating system.
Windows 7 has been designed with improved usability in mind to make everyday tasks quick and simple. Its new features such as ‘Jump Lists’ and ‘Federated Search’ give users quick and easy access to the business-critical information and functionality they work with every day on IFS Applications.
Dan Matthews, Chief Technology Officer, IFS commented, "As business operations get increasingly complex, the IT applications and systems that support it need to do the exact opposite—become easier to use and help simplify the process of collecting and accessing business information. Making the user experience as familiar and intuitive as possible is paramount to encouraging staff from all technical backgrounds to contribute to business systems."
IFS launched IEE earlier this year having identified a need for better-designed enterprise applications that are as engaging, collaborative and intuitive as the web applications workers are familiar with.
Matthews added, "Enterprise applications are hugely powerful and yet are only as good as the information that resides within them. IFS Enterprise Explorer represents a big step in improving our customers’ user experience, and Windows 7 does the same for Microsoft. Where some applications want to be the desktop, we want IFS Applications to be a well-integrated part of the desktop—something that can be used by anyone."
IFS is a top 100 Microsoft Global ISV partner (www.IFSWORLD.com/partners/default.asp).
IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a fully-integrated, component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. The company has more than 2,000 customers in more than 50 countries and focuses on seven main industries: aerospace & defense, utilities & telecom, manufacturing, process industries, automotive, retail & wholesale distribution, and construction contracting & service management. IFS has 2,700 employees, and net revenue in 2008 was SKr 2.5 billion.