Why servitization is something your manufacturing business needs to consider

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

You may think that servitization will never apply to your business, but there’s a reason why it’s occurring across many different sub-segments. If you are a manufacturer, then you may have already heard the term “servitization” and ticked it off on your buzzword bingo sheet and moved on with your normal days’ work. If you…

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IoT Business Connector

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Finance, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Supply Chain

How IFS Applications and the IoT Business Connector provide an agile, connected business environment. IFS IoT Business Connector launched At the IFS World Conference 2016, IFS’s Chief Technology Officer, Dan Matthews, announced the launch of the IFS IoT Business Connector. At the time, the Early Adopter Testing Program had just started. Now just a few…

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How to use advanced analytics to benefit from your big data

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Finance, IFS Labs, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Research, Retail, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chain

IFS Radio Network podcast: How IT professionals and business leaders can use and benefit from the game-changing power of advanced analytics. It has been reported by the International Data Corporation (IDC) that the market for worldwide business analytics and big data technology services will grow to a whopping $200 billion by 2020. But why? And what does…

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preventative maintenance software

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Service Management

Every business and industry love using abbreviations and acronyms. Some are more memorable than others are, and there is one I was told early in my career that has stuck with me: the five Ps. The 5 Ps: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance Writing these words instantly takes me back to a time when management…

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Q&A with Stefan Issing: How automotive companies are managing IoT

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Events, Strategy

Stefan Issing, Global Automotive Industry Director at IFS, answers questions from Automotive Industry Magazine on “ERP systems in IoT environments” while attending CeBIT 2017. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the complete digitalization of economic sectors create a ton of so-called “big data,” but this huge amount of data must be analyzed. One of the…

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Data scientists: the who, why and how

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

Not enough is currently being done to create and nurture the talents required to create a pool of data scientists. As manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized, the need for well-trained, capable data scientists will only increase. As an industry, manufacturing has come a long way in embracing new technologies such as big data, the internet of…

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mobile applications for field service management

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Mobility, Service Management, Strategy

A mobile application that’s configured to your business needs may be exactly what your field technicians need so that they’re more productive. Let’s face it, your field technicians need to generate revenue. To generate revenue, you need to get the right technicians to a customer site as quickly as possible—and with the right parts necessary…

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Labor valuation using the “Dark Side of the Moon”

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Finance, Strategy

Squaring the circle between valuing labor and adding value to labor is a key to unlocking pent-up potential in business and fostering business growth. But perhaps it needn’t be such a dilemma as a combination of strategy and HCM systems may just hold the answer. Sometimes, from obscure conversations, nuggets of wisdom are born. And…

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offshore maintenance

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Oil & Gas, Strategy

What is it really about? Getting on the bandwagon or actually optimizing operational performance? Asset performance management (APM) has become a popular buzzword for anything that helps asset-intensive organizations to get the most value out of their costly equipment investments. To enable an APM strategy, you really need to understand your underlying cost structures and…

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Fire up your digital transformation and increase profitability 26% using a connected strategy

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Events, Finance, Research, Strategy

At the 2017 IDC Directions event in Boston, the full potential for businesses who adopt (and have adopted) digital transformation was laid bare for all to see. But for me, the question is more how you may deploy it rather than whether you should, and for that, I believe what is required is a ‘connected…

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