by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Strategy

Gartner has announced that, once again, IFS has been named in the Leaders’ section of the Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies. This is excellent news – to get this recognition from Gartner confirms that our vision, strategy and execution is helping our target industries achieve results. The scientific approach from Gartner means that…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

In 20 years’ time, mobility, wearable technology and the Internet of Things will be commonplace and new technologies will change the way war is waged, military equipment is developed and how assets are supported. AI, autonomy and robotics are already becoming embedded in military weapon systems and inevitably will have major implications in the world…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

Two posts in the IFS blog last month address a question of business agility. IFS Analyst Chuck Rathmann wondered whether IFS lives up to the agile enterprise hype. And Global Director for Process Industries Jakob Björklund asked how IFS can help you, the customer, be agile. After all, IFS itself is agile and knows quite…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

In this entertaining post, blogger Paul Cooper takes a lighthearted look at business agility by deconstructing the egregious errors committed by the nefarious Galactic Empire in the Star Wars saga. The Empire is a huge, top-down bureaucratic organization if ever there was one, and they commit a number of blunders. They fail to break large…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Strategy

I read a very interesting post on this blog by Martin Gunnarson, who is the Director for Research and Strategy at IFS. The title is “Owning Enterprise Software Doesn’t Add Value To Your Business; Using It Does!” Reading Martin’s words inspired me to share my view about what role an ERP system plays within a…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain

To measure your supply chain’s performance, take a look at these three variables. Two years ago I had the pleasure of participating in Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in London. I joined a couple of presentations about supply chain segmentation that I found really interesting. I went home and wrote a couple of blog posts…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Strategy

In order for European manufacturers to prepare for this new circular economy, it’s important that sustainability is no longer considered an after-thought. I’ve spoken before about the importance of post-production services for manufacturers, to ensure they’re getting more out of every asset and better meeting customer demands. What we’re now starting to see is manufacturers…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Service Management, Strategy

In my time studying field service organizations, one thing has become very clear: no two organizations are alike. I read an astonishing fact in an infographic published recently by Field Service News: 21% of service organizations admitted to having to fit the way they work around their software. Forgive my level of shock, but this…

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