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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Oil & Gas

Sitting at breakfast with some drilling veterans at the IADC Annual Meeting in New Orleans in November, I witnessed a strong willingness, almost an eagerness, to attack the coming downturn head on. There were a lot of jokes around the table. “If you haven’t been around long enough to experience a downturn you haven’t lived…

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EAM

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Data collected from production and better collaboration between the various parts of an organization can lead to fewer disruptions, increased utilization of manufacturing resources and more efficient planning. So says one of the founders of IFS, Ulf Stern, in an article published in Sweden’s Dagens Industri journal in November. What he was saying was that…

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End User

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Oil & Gas

When it comes to the end user, they don’t care if it’s IFS, SAP, Maximo or Oracle. They care about the service, and the experience with the application. These are not my words but the words of Seadrill, a leading offshore deepwater drilling company, and one of our longest-standing customers in the drilling industry. This…

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EAM

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy and Utilities, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Service Management

In the asset-intensive industry, usability is becoming a subject of increasing priority. If we look back at the early days of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in the 1980s, we typically get an image of a few users on a system with green screens. Those few users were not only the experts with such a system,…

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ERP Podcast Series from IFS

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

ISO standards are a lot of things. Specifications for products and services. A third party stamp of approval for quality, efficiency and best practices. And let’s face it … ISO standards can be the butt of plenty of jokes. Even Dilbert creator Scott Adams riffs on ISO standards frequently. Quality consultants Simply Quality have generated a humorous procedure…

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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Service Management

IFS Applications is a better choice than competing enterprise software products for project-based, service-focused and asset-centric industries. And in this month’s news episode of the IFS Radio Network podcast series, we review recent customer news in sectors including oil and gas, power generation and facilities/service management. Slap on those earbuds, hit play, and get the…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas

There has always been a significant financial reward for high levels of equipment reliability in the oil and gas industry. The long-standing desire of the industry to improve on equipment reliability processes is reflected in ISO 14224 standard. While we all know how difficult global standardization is, we all aspire to reap the benefits of…

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