IFS invested heavily in both product development and worldwide growth infrastructure for a few years, now with that infrastructure in place, the company’s financial position has improved. This balancing of expenditures to promote global growth and improved cash flow has long been IFS’ mixed blessing conundrum. As the bigger vendors will intensify their mid-market aspirations, IFS continues to increase its marketshare worldwide, particularly in mid-market.
vertical functionality, for example, lean/flow manufacturing traits for the automotive sector. In late 2000, when the product was launched, the hot items' were new e-procurement, CRM, flow manufacturing, portal, and wireless capabilities. Furthermore, at the beginning of 2001, IFS announced an enhanced advanced planning & scheduling (APS) system featuring new Web-based portlets to provide improved demand forecasting visibility across the supply chain. Later in the year, it launched its new eMarkets