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.

| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation
How modern ERP software facilitates real-world digital transformation
How modern ERP software facilitates real-world digital transformation

Layered application architecture delivers enterprise agility. Defining digital transformation is hard enough. Wikipedia defines it as “the change associated with…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Service Management, Stratégie, Technologie
L’Internet des Objets : Etat des Lieux

IoT (Internet of Things) est le dernier des acronymes à la mode dans une industrie qui aime inventer des acronymes…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
An Agile Answer to those Useless Facebook Quizzes

So a bunch of really smart people here at IFS had a brainstorm. If people would waste their time to take a quiz with no payback, why not offer up an interactive online quiz that would yield valuable business insight about their level of business agility?

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Star Wars’ Hidden Business Agility Message

In this entertaining post, blogger Paul Cooper takes a lighthearted look at business agility by deconstructing the egregious errors committed…

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Does IFS Live Up to The Agile Enterprise Hype?

What we say makes little difference. So please — download this whitepaper, read it, and tell us what you think. When it comes to ERP software, does IFS walk the walk or just talk the talk?

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The Silent BI Revolution
Industry 4.0

According to a recent study completed by IFS and Advantage Business Media, the very largest of companies have the best access at this juncture to built-in BI.

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If nothing in your business will change in the next 10 years…

…selecting and implementing enterprise software would be a lot easier. Sure, you would still need to ensure that whatever enterprise…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Agilité d'entreprise, Stratégie, Technologie
Une leçon d’agilité de Mohamed Ali

La contre-attaque de Mohamed Ali exigeait une vision assez claire de la position et des mouvements de l’adversaire, un timing à la seconde près, et une conscience du corps que seuls les meilleurs athlètes possèdent. Et c’est exactement ce dont ont besoin de nos jours les responsables et les dirigeants issus d’industries complexes. Nous avons en effet besoin de savoir réagir plus rapidement aux menaces que nos concurrents, et aussi de capitaliser sur les opportunités au plus vite. C’est alors que votre logiciel d’entreprise joue un rôle primordial.

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A Business Agility Lesson from Muhammad Ali

In a previous post on the importance of operational knowledge to business agility, we use a colorful analogy make clear that if…

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A 3:30 a.m. Lesson in Business Agility

Next time you make this mistake, consider it as a lesson in business agility. It is dark in the house,…

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What an article written in 1960 means for 21st Century business agility
Theodore Levitt

What business are you really in? Today, you may be in the aerospace components business. Or the power generation business….

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