Highlights from IFS World Conference 2016

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Events, Retail

Over 1,200 people from 50 countries joined us in Gothenburg, Sweden for IFS World Conference 2016. After yet another successful IFS World Conference event (attended by over 1,200 people who joined us in Gothenburg from 50 countries to listen to over 160 speakers including Bob Parker from IDC, Ben Salama from Accenture and Micael Dahlén,…

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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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Sustainability

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. As mentioned by Marian Salzman at NRF, sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. Retailers face a consumer that expects environmental transparency from anyone providing goods or services today. What does this mean to the modern…

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RETAIL INDUSTRY

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Research, Retail

IFS recently carried out a global survey of over 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in 12 countries. The survey aimed to gather insight on the subject of change in businesses: its relevance, impact and drivers. The results revealed a number of interesting trends across different vertical industries and here, Ulf Tillander gives his thoughts on…

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Meet with IFS at NRF 2016

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Events, Retail, Supply Chain

The retail year of 2016 is kicking off with a bang as the industry’s biggest fair, NRF, hosted in New York January 17-20. As retail is one of IFS’s fastest growing segments we will be there to talk about industry trends, our solution for Retail and our customers. Welcome to meet with IFS at our…

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Industry Predictions

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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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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mcommerce

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy

For the discerning consumer, there are few things as off-putting as a retailer who doesn’t get them. Personalized advertising of items that are of little-to-no interest to the customer, or the failure to cater to the users’ device of choice is capable of driving customers away from the (virtual or physical) checkout, vowing never to…

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augmented-reality-marketing.jpg

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Retail

As you’re surely aware by now, there is a paradigm shift within retail. How do you tackle it? As bricks are replaced by clicks at an increasing speed, and the balance of power has shifted to the consumer, many companies fall short when it comes to securing the very backbone of any efficient retail approach:…

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