What’s the link between innovation and company performance?

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Events

Martin Gunnarsson, Product Director & ERP Evangelist at IFS, shares his view about the IFS World Conference 2016 panel discussion on the link between innovation and company success. During a panel discussion at IFS World Conference in Gothenburg, we discussed and shared experiences about the link between innovation and company success. Jon Briggs, moderator of…

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Smart Maintenance

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Events, Service Management

Today I represented IFS in a panel discussion where we hosted a business lunch together with Marstrat on Smart Maintenance at the world’s largest maritime trade fair, SMM in Hamburg. Marstrat is a maritime strategy consulting firm, and together we like to challenge maritime branch experts to consider market innovation using smart maintenance. The setup…

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What You Need to Know when Shopping for an ERP

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

As every business manager knows, change happens all the time, continuously presenting new business risks, opportunities and challenges. While some businesses will merely cope – and many just won’t survive – successful businesses will see change coming and turn it into an advantage. For any product company, no matter if you develop business software, cars,…

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Make Life Easier

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

You get the greatest value if your CRM-ware combines the flexibility of sales and marketing software with the structure and control of ERP. I have had the opportunity to interact with global companies for nearly 20 years, and one of the most important requirements is their ability to manage the entire customer lifecycle. By entire,…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

Enterprise software is about facilitating communication. This can range from simply registering a sales order to managing an international multi-billion infrastructure project. Looking back, business complexity such as globalization, more advanced value chains, and disruptive technologies have dramatically changed the way we work, and the way we want to work. Therefore, making complex things easier…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

You have probably experienced the journey from desktop computers to the era of smartphones and tablets, and how it has dramatically changed the way you work and behave. But what’s next? Will the next user experience be incremental improvements of today’s traditional devices or will there be something completely new? With an increasing amount of…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs

At IFS Labs, we have been researching the Internet of Things (IoT) for some time. This has resulted in a number of customer projects, interesting prototypes, and a reusable architecture on the Microsoft Azure cloud. At this point, I want to introduce IFS Labs senior software developer Gökhan Kurt, whose ingenuity, curiosity, and willingness to…

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Questions

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Strategy

When considering which enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to choose, the starting point is a set of ten specific questions you should ask of an ERP vendor. I’ve been thinking about business change a lot lately. As every business manager knows, change happens all the time, continuously presenting new business risks, opportunities, and challenges. While…

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Talk hands free

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, IFS Labs, Mobility, Research

I have been in the enterprise software business for almost 20 years where the dominant user interaction has been through keyboards and screens in different sizes and form factors. It started with desktop computers with big monitors, then laptops, then smartphones and tablets. What’s next? Whatever innovation we have seen throughout the years, talking remains…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Technology, Mobility

To see where the mobile evolution is going, I’d like to consider my own behavior as a business traveler going through airport security. Standing by the conveyor, I’m likely to produce from my carry-on bag 1) a personal phone, 2) a corporate phone, 3) a laptop, 4) a tablet, and perhaps other peripheral hardware. I…

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