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

What if Santa couldn’t produce all of the toys needed for the world’s Christmas stockings? With constantly changing customer demand, increased competition and an exploding global population, it’s a very real possibility. Santa is no different than any CEO of a large enterprise, many of whom are turning to technology to help overcome business challenges….

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility

As some of you may know, this week the Biathlon World Cup is kicking off in Swedish Östersund. IFS has a long history of commitment to the biathlon sport. Since 2011 we have been the official Data Sponsor for the international Biathlon Union (IBU) and a team sponsor for the Swedish Biathlon Federation. This year…

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

If IoT is to go beyond the hype, then users need to be convinced of its business value before its full potential can be met. There’s been a huge amount of excitement around the Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential to transform experiences across our day-to-day lives. Google is awash with articles extolling the…

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Omni-Channel Retail

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

Retailers that manage to offer a seamless shopping experience will stand strong, but keeping up with the pace of change has never been harder. It’s happening everywhere in retail – the blend of digital and physical. Digital presence now drives in-store traffic, smartphones are used as in-store shopping assistants, and in-store pickup and return are…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Agility, Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

Those of you who read my June blog post know that, in late 2013, Dutch maritime specialist Royal IHC embarked on an ambitious plan to implement a single ERP solution world-wide (37 units) in only 2,5 years. As a sequel to that post, I am very pleased to be able to announce the successful deployment…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Manufacturing, Strategy

In the new IT-ready workplace, businesses really have no excuse to ignore the obvious benefits that demand forecasting brings. What do you do when it starts to rain? Just hope it stops soon or reach for that demand forecasting-shaped umbrella? Enabling greater control, longevity and productivity, demand forecasting helps to reduce costs in quiet periods…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Process Manufacturing

I’m just back from the UK after two intensive days at the IFS UK user group conference in Birmingham. As usual it was nice to meet all the people in the IFS community, customers, partners and colleagues. I arrived at the second day of the conference and most presentations around our latest version, IFS Applications…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

Enterprise software is about facilitating communication. This can range from simply registering a sales order to managing an international multi-billion infrastructure project. Looking back, business complexity such as globalization, more advanced value chains, and disruptive technologies have dramatically changed the way we work, and the way we want to work. Therefore, making complex things easier…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility

Besides original equipment manufacturers who produce a final vehicle, Tier N suppliers within the automotive industry global supply chain and aftermarket, and the secondary market concerned with parts, equipment and accessories after the sale of a vehicle by the OEM to the consumer, there is another very important part of the industry – customer service!…

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

You have probably experienced the journey from desktop computers to the era of smartphones and tablets, and how it has dramatically changed the way you work and behave. But what’s next? Will the next user experience be incremental improvements of today’s traditional devices or will there be something completely new? With an increasing amount of…

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