Asset Performance Management (APM)

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

An enterprise asset solution will always be a constituent part of an APM strategy— the key is ensuring it sits at the heart of that vision, not in some peripheral position. According to Gartner, “APM encompasses the capabilities of data capture, integration, visualization and analytics tied together for the explicit purpose of improving the reliability…

Read more

IFS Corporate Video

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

IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what’s next in their industry. What is IFS? That’s a great question with an even better answer. Let’s start from the beginning… The founding of IFS IFS was founded in 1983 by a group of five Linköping…

Read more

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…

Read more

Predictive Maintenance in Oil & Gas

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Research

When hype meets reality – that’s when we all need to listen! Working in the software industry, you are constantly challenged to innovate and look into digital opportunities. On one side, there is the hype and on the other, you have your customers asking you to develop. When customer demand intersects with hype, that’s when…

Read more

CMMS

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

Based on 21 key functional business requirements, SelectHub names IFS the #1 CMMS vendor of 2016. SelectHub, a technology-selection management platform, recognized the importance of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) in their 2016 top vendor selection. “With the capabilities of CMMS systems expanding over the last few years, companies need to look carefully at their actual needs…

Read more

Performance Based Logistics

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

When a force needs to be scrambled to respond to an immediate threat, equipment needs to be instantly ready for deployment. Mission scenarios are changing for the military. Reduced levels of major military conflict around the world have been counter-balanced by significant increases in less predictable, counter-insurgency style operations. When a force needs to be…

Read more

Asset-Intensive Mining

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology

Do you know which four features to look for when evaluating asset-intensive software? As I mentioned back in June of 2015 when referencing the Imerys’ fantastic achievements within mining, the foundations that could equally be applied when selecting a software product for your asset-intensive business are agility and flexibility. Therefore, when evaluating a product/vendor, it…

Read more

The Journey from Predictive to Prescriptive Maintenance

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology

An Enterprise Asset Management application that will flex and adjust to your evolving business during this age of digital transformation is an absolute must. I was recently lucky enough to attend the ARC Conference in Orlando, Florida where they discussed some of the main topics concerning the transition of the asset and infrastructure industries and how…

Read more

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,…

Read more