by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Manufacturing

The reasons that companies choose IFS Applications can often be many and varied, but for US agricultural machinery manufacturer Miller-St. Nazianz, they needed something to accommodate growth and maintain their leadership in their industry. This was broken down into four areas: 1. System Integration Having an ERP system that is modern and open to allow…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology

While many understand the general principle, it’s increasingly common for IoT to be used incorrectly and describe a different type of technology, that of M2M. To help you understand the difference between the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, let me explain how IFS enables better dinner parties. For starters Once you’d RSVP’d…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Strategy

Gartner has announced that, once again, IFS has been named in the Leaders’ section of the Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies. This is excellent news – to get this recognition from Gartner confirms that our vision, strategy and execution is helping our target industries achieve results. The scientific approach from Gartner means that…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

One of the perks of my role as Industry Director is that I get to spend a lot of time with customers and prospects, helping to better understand their challenges and objectives. This involves getting to visit some of the most cutting-edge and innovative factories around the globe. The factory of the future is a…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Strategy

In order for European manufacturers to prepare for this new circular economy, it’s important that sustainability is no longer considered an after-thought. I’ve spoken before about the importance of post-production services for manufacturers, to ensure they’re getting more out of every asset and better meeting customer demands. What we’re now starting to see is manufacturers…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing

While there’s a certain enjoyment about growing and picking your own fruit – or should I now say printing your own fruit. Last month I read about Cambridge-based tech company Dovetailed creating the world’s first 3D printed edible raspberry using flavored gel. That’s the picture here. The firm is also working on apples and pears and…

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Brompton Bicycle

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Strategy

The global economic crisis has had a significant effect on the manufacturing sector, with the prolonged Eurozone slump impacting demand for goods produced in the UK. However, with the economic outlook continuing to improve – and manufacturing doing well globally – the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) reported worldwide manufacturing output up by 3.3 per…

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by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing

3D printing has continued to hit the headlines with some fascinating use cases, such as the architects in Amsterdam that have started work on a 3D printed house. According to Hedwig Heinsman of Dus, the architects responsible for the project, the building industry is one of the most inefficient and polluting industries out there. With…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility

When a technology is not well-understood, a number of myths or urban legends can spring up to fill in the gap in people’s knowledge with perhaps less-than-accurate perceptions. Here, we review three such myths about mobile ERP solutions, and share facts that can help dispel each one. Mobile enterprise software is a security risk Well,…

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