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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by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology

Using IFS EOI as its global standard for EOI, Serco now provides its customers with much higher levels of service. IFS EOI transforms businesses into intelligent business operations Early in 2015, several IT analysts announced the introduction and marketplace availability of operational intelligence (OI) platforms that would drive companies to improve and optimize their overall…

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Brierty

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Construction and Contracting

Responding to evolving asset-intensive business and market demands was the primary driver behind a far-reaching decision by publicly-listed Australian mining and civil construction company, Brierty, to embrace IFS Applications as its enterprise-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help the company become an agile business. From its base in Perth, Australia, Brierty provides civil construction,…

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asset and project lifecycle management

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility

According to research from PwC, global capital project and infrastructure spending will exceed $9 trillion by 2025. Within asset-intensive sectors like mining, ports, refining, chemical, heavy metals, and pulp and paper, the investment in a new plant is expected to double to nearly $2 trillion in the same timeframe. These new assets should hopefully be…

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New IFS website

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas

The publication of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Energy and Utilities Enterprise Asset Management Software reflects the huge investment we have made in specific industry functionality within our core product, IFS Applications. We believe that by showcasing IFS as the only ‘Challenger’ in this year’s MQ, Gartner have validated what we can offer to our customers in the energy, utilities, oil and gas industries: a deep breadth of functionality that can be successfully deployed in all sub-sectors of that market.

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Energy and Utilities

Solar power for the generation, storage and re-use of energy is one hot topic at the moment. Along with other renewable technologies the planned move to a clean power economy by countries like the USA and China has to be embraced and applauded. What will be needed in this drive, though, is new/enhanced infrastructure, new…

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

Responding quickly to change in your business and in your market is something every company wants to achieve, and is often regarded as a hallmark of being agile. The ability to be truly agile, though, requires a combination of vision, knowledge and flexibility that embraces sound business leadership, clear business processes and an effective technical…

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Podcast

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Service Management, Strategy

Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest three-letter acronym (TLA) in an industry that loves to come up with new TLAs for use in our prodigious streams of hyperbole-laden marketing collateral. And David Essex of TechTarget, one of the more astute enterprise software journalists out there is not afraid to call a spade a spade….

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EAM

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Data collected from production and better collaboration between the various parts of an organization can lead to fewer disruptions, increased utilization of manufacturing resources and more efficient planning. So says one of the founders of IFS, Ulf Stern, in an article published in Sweden’s Dagens Industri journal in November. What he was saying was that…

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