by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Events

This is one of a series of live blog posts directly from the site of the 2013 IFS World Conference in Barcelona. Business journalist Adam Tinworth is a veteran of Reed Business Information and a lecturer on digital journalism at City University in London. His first-hand impressions are accompanied by illustrations of Matthew Buck, cartoonist…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Events

A good morning to you all from Barcelona, where the final preparations are being made for the IFS World Congress 2013. It kicks off shortly, and I’ll be liveblogging all the main sessions, as well as some of the breakout sessions, too. I’m working with Matt Buck of Drawnalism, who will be drawing visual representations…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting

What do you need to know in order to be building information modeling (BIM) compliant? Do you need to invest in new IT Infrastructure? IFS and Construction News are hosting a roundtable event in the Gherkin, London November 28th to discuss these and many more questions surrounding BIM. Private and public project owners alike are…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, IFS Radio Network, Service Management

This podcast discusses IFS’s recognition as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for two types of software in the energy and utility industry. In this month’s IFS Radio Network news segment, Senior Advisor for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Stefan Pervik, discusses IFS Applications’ recognition as Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for two types…

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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Process Manufacturing

In this episode of the IFS Radio Network, IFS Process Manufacturing ERP expert Jakob Björklund discusses the challenges posed by REACh, HACCP and other regulations and market requirements. How can enterprise resource planning (ERP) software meet the quality control and traceability requirements of the chemicals, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals industries? LISTEN TO THE PODCAST NOW!

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Service Management

Managers and executives engaged in field service or maintenance often talk about how customers are becoming more demanding. But how often do we step back and look at what those customers really want? A couple of weeks ago, I spent time with a company that operates major facilities, discussing the proportion of service and repair…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Oil & Gas

The top-performing maintenance, repair and overhaul companies have defined an enterprise platform to overcome the barrier to organizational change by aligning process management and business intelligence with a common organizational strategy. But oftentimes, enterprise software run by MRO companies does not adequately address the organizational strategy. Even top-tier contractors working on performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Finance

The concept of planning is central to business. Everything from production runs to capital construction projects to customer acquisition campaigns have plans associated with them. A budget is, simply put, a financial plan. So just like other areas, a budget is there to help us run the business more easily and efficiently by making important…

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