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Dubai duty free shopping

by   |    |  in Retail

+-*Over 1 billion people travel internationally each year – approximately 15 percent of the global population – and they spend the equivalent of more than $1 trillion in the process according to Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2015 study. In my new job as IFS’s Industry Director for Retail, I am doing my fair share…

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by   |    |  in Business Technology, Events

+-*A guest post by Nick Castellina, Research Director for the Aberdeen Group’s Business Planning and Execution practice. His enterprise applications research explores how ERP is used differently across industries, and how it can apply to all roles within the organization. Finding a needle in a haystack is hard, but the task pales in comparison to…

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by   |    |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs, IFS Radio Network

+-*The Internet of Things is a phrase that’s getting much attention these days. In the enterprise context, it’s one that IFS is also giving attention to in IFS Labs, the part of IFS R&D that explores new areas of business application functionality, and serves as a testing ground for new development initiatives and proof of…

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by   |    |  in Oil & Gas

+-*The oil and gas industry is affected by operational and regulatory processes that are far more complex than in most other industries. A fluctuating oil price puts further pressure on infrastructure; a declining market requires streamlined work processes whereas a market on the rise calls for speedy scale-up possibilities. More than a year back, prior…

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Labs---Martin-Gunnarsson-Revised

by   |    |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, IFS Labs

+-*This is an IFS 2015 liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. Of the many products played with in the IFS Labs (aka the coolest part of the company’s RnD division), around 30% will become a real product at some point. The rest are good for research. Martin Gunnarsson, Director Product Strategies and IFS Labs,…

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15-Hexpol-Gaskets-Revised

by   |    |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

+-*This is an IFS 2015 liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. Hexpol Gaskets seems to be doing pretty well in the gasket industry (it means ‘mechanical seal’). According to Michael Grindborn, the company’s impressive Financial Director, the Swedish company – which has been using IFS Applications for nearly 15 years – is an example…

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Hecla-Mining-Revised

by   |    |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

+-*This is an IFS 2015 liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. In one of the week’s most accomplished presentations, Hecla Mining IT Director Alan MacPhee showed Room 202 at the Hynes Convention Center why Business Analytics (BA) is the “sharpest, keenest, coolest program of them all.” Hecla, who have mines in Quebec, Alaska and Idaho, use…

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Accenture---Best-practice-Revised

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+-*This is an IFS 2015 liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. Marie Hansson, Arunkumar Ranganaini, and Venu Chanda, a trio from Accenture, dropped in on IFS to take them on their application management journey, something on which it is collaborating with IFS. The AM models developed by Accenture’s Scandinavia and India offices reduce costs by up to…

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