Charles Rathmann

IFS Global Senior Marketing Content Strategist Charles Rathmann is one of the most prolific authors in the enterprise software industry. He has worked in industrial marketing and journalism for more than 25 years and holds a B.S. degree in News-Editorial Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

| | 5 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation
Industrial IoT trend advancing rapidly despite strong headwinds

Selecting and implementing any enterprise technology is not a rapid process. And the internet of things (IoT), as an enterprise…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing
Project accounting in manufacturing simplified: The Estimate ‘To Complete’ and ‘At Completion’ dilemma resolved

More and more we see the need to manage project resources as an important requirement in ERP software RFIs from…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Transform Your Business
Manufacturing digital transformation in our rear-view mirror

Artificial intelligence (AI). Internet of Things (IoT). Augmented reality (AR). These are the technologies companies in the industries IFS serves…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing
Will manufacturers ride the servitization wave to greater profitability?
Will manufacturers ride the servitization wave to greater profitability?

The servitization megatrend is upon us. Product-driven companies are adding services revenue streams and business models, usually to augment but…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Technology, Service
Does an increased focus on field service mean you have to rip and replace an ERP system?
Integrating field service management software

There are two central truths when it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The first is that it is…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Digital Transformation
Is bad software driving away your best employees?
Is bad enterprise software driving away your best employees?

As complex industrial organizations seek to evolve, diversify, grow and change, there are a number of things that can hold…

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| | 3 minutes | Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Research, Service, Supply Chain
Are 84% missing out on the digital transformation benefits of IoT?
Internet of Things (IoT)

According to a primary research study of 200 IoT decision makers with industrial companies, about 85 percent of them collect…

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| | 5 minutes | Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems drives economic value for industry
IIoT

Enjoying a front row seat as the industrial internet of things (IIoT) turns into a practical reality via tech transfer….

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Service
Field service management software: what it’s like post-implementation
Field service management software post-implementation

Study offers a peek behind the kimono of post-implementation reality. Nothing is ever as we think it’s going to be….

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| | 3 minutes | Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Mobility
Is IT policy a speed bump on the way to EAM software mobility?
Is IT policy a speed bump on the way to EAM software mobility?

What is keeping you from the benefits of mobile enterprise asset management in your plant? As Plant Services magazine contributor…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Leedale wins Supply Chain Pros to Know recognition
Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s Pros to Know awards program

It comes as no surprise to anyone in the IFS family that once again, IFS Senior Advisor Bill Leedale has…

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