IFS Applications

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

For the second year in a row, IFS is pleased to announce that we have been recognized for excellence by the Best in Biz Awards. IFS Applications, our component-based extended enterprise software, was awarded silver in the Best New Version of the Year category. Additionally, our customer-first attitude was recognized by Best in Biz’s Most…

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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…

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ERP SELECTION A&D

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology

For certain, product design and manufacturing excellence will always remain crucial disciplines within Aerospace & Defense, but increasingly, the way to excel and grow revenue is through lifecycle services and support.   When it comes to selecting enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for asset-intensive industries such as aerospace & defense (A&D), there is a tip…

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Green Technology

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Strategy

The Internet of Things really is here, so set your strategy now. But what must energy and utility companies do in order to seize this opportunity? At a recent ARC Industry Forum, the evidence was all around me. From tram doors in Oslo to the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland to healthcare clinics in the…

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Software Capabilities

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Service Management

Is your company “servitizing” its products and “productizing” services? Now more than ever, service management software must be created using agile development processes but it must also enable business process agility. Trending Initiatives: Servitizing Products & Productizing Services Most service business leaders I’ve met with recently are working on “servitization” or “productification” initiatives. I’m not sure…

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The Road to Success

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

No matter the industry, company, or country, reducing time-intensive tasks and costs is always a good thing. Often times in business when we hear or read the word “reduce” it invokes negative feelings — especially after the United States’ Great Recession in 2008 that led many companies to reduce its workforce and budgets. While the word “reduce”…

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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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Finance

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Poor business ethics can lead to a huge devaluation for both Tangibles and Intangibles, with stocks and brand values falling for those being singled out. Outcomes from poor ethical decision-making have been hitting the headlines recently, and the subsequent backlash from the media, public, and legislators alike, have ignited interest in integrating value-added ethics with business…

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Roundup Q1 2016

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Alleviating the top concerns of CFOs requires change modelling to steer investment towards creating an agile and secure business.   Round-Up Welcome to Round-Up, a concise summary of my discussion topics, reviewing all three blogs from 2016’s Q1. From the Tuck-In section, you can access Q1 blogs directly, or catch up on all the salient…

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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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