Rethinking IFS technical delivery

The guide covers the history of CRIM and explains why configurations are a failing code delivery mechanism in the new world of IFS

Is CRIM still useful?

This acronym, once so useful in explaining the ‘tech bit’, might have run its course.

Did the C stand for Customisations or Configurations? Did the M stand for Modifications or Migrations?

If you asked two people you got two different answers, but it didn’t really matter.

The guide covers the history of CRIM and explains why configurations are a risky code delivery mechanism in the new world of IFS.

It finishes with recommendations for addressing the emerging risks and opportunities.

Why is this guide worth a read?

This guide was inspired by listening to a conversation between Jonty Abbott and Roshanga Kulathunga.

Roshanga called Jonty to explain why the technical team had changed their approach to IFS technical delivery. It was so enlightening everyone got involved.

There’s been a seismic change in the IFS technical landscape.

The codebase is open. IFS has provided Build Place and through that customers can develop their own modifications, and then test and deliver them across Use Place.

The impact of this is being understood by businesses at the forefront of the IFS Cloud product lifecycle.

Contents

How it started
Rethinking your IFS Delivery

Section 1 Are configs finished?

  • Is CRIM still useful?
  • CRIM… or CRIME? The terms explained

Section 2 90% of post go-live issues are related to one subset of CRIM

  • Permissions, Profiles, and User Access Management

Section 3 Configs are finished*
*you can still do them but it’s better not to

  • What’s changed in IFS Cloud
  • Configurations are a risky code delivery mechanism in Cloud
  • Building a reliable mechanism for code delivery

Section 4 Going to Cloud in 2025?

  • 5 things you can do to make it easier
  • Start rethinking your IFS technical strategy
  • Review configurations before you upgrade to Cloud

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