In today’s fast-paced business landscape, organizations are constantly seeking ways to enhance productivity and stay ahead of the competition. Adapting to changing needs and embracing a dynamic approach is crucial for success. However, it can be challenging to strike a balance between agility and maintaining access to the latest capabilities. With IFS Cloud and its Tailoring options, organizations can achieve both flexibility and an evergreen approach. In this blog, we will explore five powerful Tailoring capabilities within IFS Cloud that can revolutionize your business processes and boost productivity across your entire organization.
Dynamically Show/Hide Fields When Required
Within the Page Designer functionality, we enable customers to affect the user experience dynamically and conditionally in a positive way that is specific to their needs. One of the options is to show/hide fields, tabs, buttons etc. within a page. This is an extremely powerful tool that allows our customers to ensure the best user experience for their users, both in the context of their organization and the context of a specific scenario or business process. This will make the process simpler to follow and more intuitive for the users.
Dynamically Make Field Mandatory
A business process can change depending on certain scenarios within an organization. The scenario can also influence which fields an organization would like to show as required or mandatory for their users when performing that business process. Tailoring can expand functionality to include not only a statement of whether or not a field is required or mandatory, but also allow conditions to be applied to it. Depending on the condition, our customers can drive those fields which are either required or not, ensuring accuracy in their processes and data.
Dynamically Make Fields Read Only
There are benefits in allowing customers to establish which fields their organization should be able to view but not be able to edit. This can draw data and insight into the user experience and any business process whilst ensuring security where needed.
Event Driven Lobby Interactions In Lobbies
Lobbies within IFS Cloud receive many positive reviews as they provide an “at a glance” view of the organization. It is a concept used to offer an understanding of the data within IFS Cloud, from an operational context. Lobbies offer hugely beneficial insights to users, allowing them to make key, data-driven decisions. Customers benefit from a large productivity boost accompanied by flexibility as they are able to control user interactions within the lobby as well as which other elements should be affected by said user interaction, depending on what makes most sense to the user. An example is being able to click a record in one element that controls the filtering of other elements within the same lobby. These types of interactions provide fast insights to the data and increase the ease of use.
Invoking Business Process Automation Within The IFS Cloud User Experience
A powerful concept within IFS Cloud when it comes to automation is the Business Process Automation capabilities that allow organizations to invoke business automation across IFS Cloud using workflows. Now our customers can attach a Business Process Automation (BPA) workflow to a command/button in IFS Cloud via configuration. This is an important duality as it allows our customers to take full advantage of the Business Process Automation (BPA) capabilities, such as automating the creation or update of data within IFS Cloud, and plug their business scenarios and business processes into the user experience, maximizing gains in productivity and automation across the organization.
Future-Proof Your Business Today
Embracing these Tailoring capabilities not only enhances your current productivity but also future-proofs your business processes. By adopting an evergreen approach, you can stay up to date with the latest capabilities and advancements in IFS Cloud, ensuring that your organization remains competitive and agile in a rapidly evolving business landscape.
By leveraging the power of Tailoring in IFS Cloud, you can transform your business processes, boost productivity, and achieve a significant return on investment. Embrace the potential of these five Tailoring capabilities to revolutionize your organization and pave the way for continued success today and tomorrow.
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