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.

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IFS Applications is in the Leaders Quadrant

In the enterprise software space, a spot in the “leaders” sector of the Gartner Magic Quadrant is akin to getting…

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IFS Applications ROI Study from Forrester

Determining the return on investment (ROI) of enterprise software is never easy. The sheer number of parts of the organization…

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Podcast: DCAA Compliant Software — Is there such a thing?

Compliance with Defense Contractor Audit Agency (DCAA) requirements is a top priority for any company doing business with the US…

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Podcast: IFS news for December of 2013

What’s new at IFS this month? How about two new project-centric ERP customers and a prestigious award? Hungry for details?…

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Are You (and your ERP) Prepared for Change?

Change — inexorable, accelerating and disruptive — was a main theme of the IFS World Conference in Barcelona. P.J. Jakovljevic,…

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Why did IFS sponsor the IBU World Cup Biathlon?

Multi-sport Olympic events are perhaps the toughest. Not only does the competitor need to be highly skilled in more than…

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Mobile ERP Insights from Ray Wang and Dan Matthews

Is mobile ERP on the bleeding edge, or on the verge of becoming maintstream? Have vendors figured out effective ways…

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Podcast — Corporate Culture, RCM and EAM Software

According to maintenance and reliability guru Carlo Odoardi, the primary barrier to successful enterprise asset management (EAM) software and reliability…

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Podcast — News Including IFS Q3 Financials

Each month, the IFS Radio Network serves up a roundup of breaking news on all things IFS. This month, we…

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Where is the payback from the mobile enterprise?

Interest is high in mobile interfaces for enterprise software like enterprise resource planning (ERP) and enterprise asset management (EAM). Intuitively,…

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Access these Valuable Resources from the IFS World Conference in Barcelona

If you had boots on the ground for the IFS World Conference in Barcelona, you are probably already aware that…

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Going to the IFS World Conference? Use this cool app!

Printed conference agendas are so 20th Century. So while there will still be a hard copy agenda and schedule for…

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