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Thought Leadership: IFS Customers take part in a global survey on upgrades

Posted on April 30, 2015

AMEL Consulting has conducted global, independent research to assess the intentions of IFS customers towards upgrading.

Here are our findings.

A large number of IFS customers have not yet upgraded to APPS 8.

  • 62% have not yet upgraded to APPS 8.
  • 38% have upgraded to APPS 8.

Out of the companies surveyed:

  • 16% plan to upgrade to APPS 9 in 2015.
  • 30% plan to upgrade to APPS 9 in 2016
  • 16% plan to upgrade to APPS 9 in 2017 or later.
  • 38% have no plans to upgrade at present.

The majority of companies on older versions plan to upgrade straight to APPS 9.

  • 28% plan to upgrade to APPS 8.
  • 54% plan to upgrade to APPS 9.
  • 18% will not be upgrading.

The main driver for upgrading is new functionality/enchancements.

  • Leverage new functionality/enhancements 62%
  • Improved end users buy in satisfaction 35%
  • Reduced number of customisations 38%
  • Improved software performance and reliability¬† 42%
  • Comply with vendor request (software supportability) 12%

 

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