by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

Whether you are a dyed-in-the-wool auto enthusiast or just someone like me who has a more spirited driving style, you appreciate not only the power and speed a vehicle gives you, but the handling characteristics. And what is handling? The dictionary definition will focus on the ability of a wheeled vehicle to handle corners and…

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ERP Podcast Series from IFS

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

ISO standards are a lot of things. Specifications for products and services. A third party stamp of approval for quality, efficiency and best practices. And let’s face it … ISO standards can be the butt of plenty of jokes. Even Dilbert creator Scott Adams riffs on ISO standards frequently. Quality consultants Simply Quality have generated a humorous procedure…

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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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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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IFS Podcast

by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, IFS Radio Network, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Service Management

Slap on those earbuds, hit play, and get the latest on what IFS has going on in these exciting industries! IFS Applications is a better choice than competing enterprise software products for project-based, service-focused and asset-centric industries. In this month’s episode of the IFS Radio Network podcast series, we review recent customer news in sectors…

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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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IFS's 2013 financial results

by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Business Technology, Finance, IFS Radio Network

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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