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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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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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Strategy

When considering which enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to choose, the starting point is a set of ten specific questions you should ask of an ERP vendor. I’ve been thinking about business change a lot lately. As every business manager knows, change happens all the time, continuously presenting new business risks, opportunities, and challenges. While…

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Auto Windscreens

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Service Management

Having been in the field service software industry for several years now, it is my passion helping field service organizations achieve service excellence. In July, I had the pleasure of visiting Auto Windscreens, one of our field service management customer’s headquarters, to see that for myself. Auto Windscreens is a leading automotive glass company based…

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