With seven consecutive profitable quarters, a feat unprecedented in the company's recent past, IFS enters a new phase of sustained profitable growth, along with its new chief executive officer. However, there are some challenges that just will not go away.
SAP's platform (such as SAP Web Application Server [ SAP Web AS ] and ABAP/4 language) are proprietary to SAP. On the other hand, IFS uses completely openly available tools and technologies, as illustrated by its intentions to offer a choice of several J2EE-based application servers such as IBM WebSphere , Oracle Application Server 10g , and even Jboss Application Server , an open source application server. Currently, about two thirds of IFS customers run on Microsoft Windows operating systems, with the