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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

Regardless of your position on government mandates for corporate social responsibility, one thing is certain. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals rule, and related regulations pending around the world, are going to be a massive headache as¬†manufacturers try to understand what is required to stay out of trouble with regulators, activist organizations and…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology

Change or die. It is a pretty simple concept!

And that is why IFS is devoting substantial resources (see the first in our series of business agility whitepapers) to making the case for increased business agility, not only in the thinking of executives and the intelligentsia, but in the technology infrastructure that holds an enterprise-class business together.

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earbuds

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Mobility, Service Management

As products themselves become mere commodities, we need to differentiate ourselves through services. And that is more difficult than it sounds, particularly in complex business-t0-business service management settings. Nor is it a simple matter in consumer-facing environments where customers have become accustomed to the convenience of interaction via simplified digital channels. In this month’s IFS…

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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Service Management

IFS Applications is a better choice than competing enterprise software products for project-based, service-focused and asset-centric industries. And in this month’s news episode of the IFS Radio Network podcast series, we review recent customer news in sectors including oil and gas, power generation and facilities/service management. Slap on those earbuds, hit play, and get the…

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earbuds

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive

The concepts behind reliability centered maintenance (RCM) are about 40 years old, but there is a growing interest in RCM now among asset-intensive industries like those in the oil and gas industry. But there is another stripe of RCM — RCM II — that to me anyway seemed poorly understood even among industry insiders. So…

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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Business Technology

In this breaking news segment of the IFS Radio Network, IFS CEO Alastair Sorbie and CFO Paul Smith discuss 2013 financial results, including a 20 percent increase in revenue over the previous year. This podcast series is perhaps the easiest way to get news of IFS and insight into critical enterprise resource planning, enterprise asset…

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earbuds

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology

Selecting and implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is something most companies, if they are fortunate, only do every 15 years or so. That means that it is hard to build the skill set necessary to run a successful selection and implementation. In this month’s extended interview segment of the IFS Radio Network podcast series,…

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transmission

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas, Service Management

Companies in the energy sector are getting a lot of attention these days. New and innovative technologies are making more and more natural gas available to meet the needs of the power generation industry. Offshore oil and gas operations are reaching a new level of sophistication from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea….

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