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

You get the greatest value if your CRM-ware combines the flexibility of sales and marketing software with the structure and control of ERP. I have had the opportunity to interact with global companies for nearly 20 years, and one of the most important requirements is their ability to manage the entire customer lifecycle. By entire,…

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Civil Aviation

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the Aerospace & Defense sector, Graham Grose, predicts how key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Companies will need to control 3D printing processes and counterfeiting risks more closely The civil aviation sector is already a huge trendsetter in the adoption of additive manufacturing (3D printing), contributing 12…

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by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

According to the 2016 Finance priorities survey conducted by consulting firm Protiviti, the top priorities for CFOs in the coming year are margin and earnings performance followed by cyber security, strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting. Personally I would add corporate services optimization to that. In addition to this, KPMG in their ‘View from the top’…

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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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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the retail sector, Ulf Tillander, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Shoppers will reject retailers who don’t offer a true omni-channel retail experience The retail industry is experiencing a shift – the customers are switching between online and physical store contacts as they see…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain

Asia will be the biggest car manufacturer worldwide within the next few years, but Europe will continue to lead in research and development Over the last ten years, there has been significant growth in European and American automotive manufacturers running operations in China. Consequently, it has been one of the fastest places of growth in…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Process Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain

2016 will be another year for businesses in the process industry to watch and learn. In 2016, we will see a significant increase in process manufacturing companies collecting transactional data and exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) to increase traceability. IoT is still relatively new to process manufacturing, though, so things aren’t going to happen overnight….

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IFSWoCo16

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, IFS Labs, Strategy

The next IFS World Conference experience that will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from October 25-27, 2016. A highlight in the IFS calendar is, without any doubt, the IFS World Conference. Mixing together hundreds of IFS customers with scores of IFS subject-matter experts, plus the innovation architects from IFS R&D and IFS Labs combines into an experience…

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