A successful IFS system implementation is measured ultimately by how easily management and key users can access and report critical business data. An IFS system offers a robust set of tools and adapters to facilitate reporting and BI.

Astra personal have gained valuable expertise over their cumulative 200 years of experience implementing and executing reporting projects for many IFS clients. Astra has developed templates and procedures to facilitate requirements gathering, development, and delivery.


Because every business is unique, reporting tools must address specific needs. Astra has developed custom reports using a number of IFS out-of-the-box reporting tools. We also offer recommendations on the optimal tools to use for your business.

We can help implement the following reporting tools:

  • IFS Report Designer
  • IFS Quick Reports
  • IFS Business Analytics
  • IFS Report Generator (for financial reporting only)

We can also assist in implementing these common third-party reporting tools:

  • Crystal Reports
  • SSRS – SQL Server Reporting Services

 Business Intelligence (BI)

Astra can also help you implement and leverage standardized BI connectors to the Microsoft BI stack (SSRS, SSAS and SSIS).

 IFS Lobbies

IFS has introduced lobbies in Apps9 to help users get a quick graphic snapshot of operations and transactions. Lobbies are quick to setup and use and don’t require consultants. For example, a buyer could get a quick visual of late deliveries for the day and therefore be able to easily follow up with the appropriate vendor.

Contact Astra for help with your custom reporting needs or to learn the "best practices" for IFS9 Lobbies.