by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Events

Commitment to innovation, understanding the importance of design, and treasuring the power of effective teamwork are the three values that fueled the partnership between IFS and the Sauber F1® Team. If you haven’t heard the news already, IFS is proudly supporting the Sauber F1® Team as a Principal Partner throughout the 2016 Formula One season. The…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

Take the opportunity to visit us in person in the IFS booth in Hall 5, Stand G08 at CeBIT 2016.   CeBIT is the largest and most internationally represented computer expo. The trade fair is held each year on the Hanover fairground, Germany. It is considered a barometer of current trends and a measure of…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation

A week ago, I started in my new job as Vice President HR and Organizational Development in IFS. As preparation for my first 100 days, I put together a long list of people that I would like to meet. Because my job is very much about people: ensuring the right behavior, the right competences and…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan poses huge challenges in terms of logistics. The date of major withdrawal from Afghanistan is approaching (December 2014) with full withdrawal expected to be discussed at a summit next year. It’s likely that around two-thirds of the kit will be bought home, and…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Service Management

Ask anyone responsible for dispatching field service technicians how hard their job is, and you will get one of two polar opposite reactions. They will all confirm that it is a high-pressure environment; caught, as they are, between the needs of the field force, the company management and ever more demanding customers. Those that are new to the role will also tell you it is fiendishly hard, while experienced dispatchers will assure you how straightforward it is.

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Research, Service Management

Field service management (FSM) operations are facing unprecedented pressure from competitors and increasingly demanding customers. At the same time advances in technology are set to have a profound effect on field service, such as the increasing adoption of enterprise mobility, schedule optimization tools and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Research, Service Management

Today, most enterprise software runs on servers at a business’ premises. Of course a growing percentage of solutions like customer relationship management (CRM) or even enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications are delivered from the cloud. Sometimes they are even sold not through a perpetual license, but as as a subscription service or from the cloud.

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