You should have maximum freedom in choosing
your interfaces particularly because each offers certain
advantages. In IFS Applications, business logic and data
are stored separately from the user interface. Different
devices communicate with the business logic through standardized
interfaces in the form of business components. As a result,
you can quickly change or add the interfaces that best suit
your needs. And integration of other types of devices such
as process equipment, instruments and other appliances is
The MS Windows desktop interface is highly
effective in some applications, such as the example below
of the scheduling screen. Complex graphics are shown quickly
and clearly, and there are opportunities to work with a
timetable or process chart using “drag and drop.”
When using Citrix technology, the desktop interface can
still be viewed in a browser.
The IFS web interface includes IFS Personal Portal and provides
users with access to IFS Applications wherever they are.
It’s easy to learn, and data can be consolidated from
internal and external sources. All that is needed from the
client is a web browser, so the interface is easy to maintain
Power users need to run complex transactions with minimum
screen changes, interactive graphical visualization and
rich functionality. For these users, our MS Windows interfaces
are the best choice, requiring little or no installation.
Time for mobile business?
The latest mobile devices and personal digital assistants
(PDAs) can dram-atically improve productivity for anyone
who works on the move. And with more bandwidth, the next
generation of mobile networks will support yet more services.
Mobile access to business applications will soon be a must
for most organizations.