Fire up your digital transformation and increase profitability 26% using a connected strategy

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Events, Finance, Research, Strategy

At the 2017 IDC Directions event in Boston, the full potential for businesses who adopt (and have adopted) digital transformation was laid bare for all to see. But for me, the question is more how you may deploy it rather than whether you should, and for that, I believe what is required is a ‘connected…

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IFS makes Silicon Review’s 50 Best Workplaces of the Year

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Applications 9, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Finance, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Research, Retail, Service Management, Supply Chain

At IFS, we often talk about providing enterprise software to customers to help them get closer to their business as well as making them agile so they can rapidly capitalize on change. This statement is meant to stimulate support and ongoing commitment and serves as a cornerstone for IFS. Because this statement resonates with employees,…

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2017: Sustainable strategies or volatile velocity — which will it be?

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Research, Strategy

Remember ‘business as usual’? For many, it seems lifetimes ago. 2016 was one of the most volatile socio-political years in living memory. Literally, overnight some of the world’s most permanent trading blocs suddenly felt precarious. If 2016 taught us anything, it was that anything can happen—and probably will. The only sure-fire prediction for 2017 has…

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The 4 IT trends fueling the oil and gas industry in 2017

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Oil & Gas, Research, Service Management, Strategy

In an industry where there are still few capital projects being initiated following the 2014 price collapse, and pressure on any new project to deliver cost effectiveness and to stay ahead of schedule, IT is continuing to be a key enabler for upstream oil and gas companies. The industry considers digitalization as the way for…

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Delivering efficiency improvements through GIS integration – The story continues.

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Finance, Mobility, Supply Chain

Earlier, I had blogged about how the investments and efforts we’d made into our GIS integration. And, these investments are beginning to pay dividends for many of our customers. At our recent IFS World Conference in Sweden, one of our regulated water companies presented, “Integrating with Geospatial Tools,” about the improvements and progress they have…

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Strategic HR

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

The responsible creation of long-term value in business is the cornerstone of a successful business leader. With the quickening pace of technological advancement, you may be forgiven for thinking that value can be added just by purchasing the right tech. Yet, it is, and will always be the skill and will of human capital who…

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IFS Corporate Video

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Automotive, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Finance, IFS Academy, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Supply Chain

IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what’s next in their industry. What is IFS? That’s a great question with an even better answer. Let’s start from the beginning… The founding of IFS IFS was founded in 1983 by a group of five Linköping…

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Staff objectives

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Staff objectives are too important for an annual appraisal. A strategy may be written by the board, but it should be delivered by the staff, visibly monitored and incentivized through their objectives. In the world of Human Resources (HR), objectives are probably one of the most underutilized strategy tools. Objectives are often brought out only…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Finance, Strategy

Enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility makes a business more valuable for investors, more responsible for communities and more accountable globally. Round-up This concise summary of my discussion topics for Q2 2016 accommodates all three blogs from the quarter. From the Tuck-in section, you can access this quarter’s blogs directly or catch up on all the salient…

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IFS Internship

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Technology, Finance, Research

Real life work experience may seem frightening, especially in combination with a new country and culture. However, with IFS at your back, you have the right conditions for a great and engaging internship. GUEST AUTHORS Therese Ekstrand has her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Communication and is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in…

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