Colin Beaney

Colin is the Vice President for Energy, Utilities & Resources within IFS, where he has worked for nearly 20 years. Colin has been involved in implementing and project managing IFS software into many project and asset-intensive organizations in Europe and worldwide. These cover many industries including energy, utilities, pulp & paper, aviation and defense. He is therefore ideally placed to understand the real challenges faced by organizations working in the service and asset-intensive industries. He is a key member of the IFS product directions board and plays an instrumental role in the decisions regarding IFS product strategy. Prior to this, Colin worked as a management consultant specializing in maintenance continuous improvement philosophies such as TPM and RCM. He completed a mechanical engineering apprenticeship many years ago and spent over 15 years working in automotive manufacturing including time as a maintenance and facilities manager.

| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Energy, Utilities & Resources, Events
View from the top for the power generation sector

Today at ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, we’ve announced a “plug-and-play” version of IFS CPM (corporate performance management), for companies in…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Asset Intensive, Automotive, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing
Production Data – A Potential Goldmine for Capital-Intensive Industries

Data collected from production and better collaboration between the various parts of an organization can lead to fewer disruptions, increased…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Energy, Utilities & Resources
Operational Intelligence – The Game Changer in Energy & Utilities Software

Within IFS Applications, operational intelligence (OI) is delivered through the IFS CPM component. This is so much more than business intelligence (BI), this is a model driven approach to blending OI and BI technologies combining the benefits of data and processes in real time to create continuous situational awareness.

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Asset Intensive, Energy, Utilities & Resources
What a Week for The Energy Industry & Environmental Footprint Management

One of the more interesting pieces of news that came out this week is that the two biggest economies in…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy, Utilities & Resources
Augmenting Reality for Best Collaborative Service

  How do you solve complex asset maintenance issues on-site, without actually being on-site? And if the person with all the…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Asset Intensive, Energy, Utilities & Resources
How does IFS stay close to its energy and utility customers?

It has been 30 years or so since IFS got its start in the energy and utilities (E&U) industry. We…

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And the sooner you use enterprise software, the quicker the ROI!

Last week Martin Gunnarsson blogged that “Owning enterprise software doesn’t add value to your business; using it does.” How true…

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Using ERP to Come to Grips with Business Transformation

Companies that succeed are the ones that embrace change. They have the built-in flexibility to respond to fast-changing business conditions. …

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Project Integration Key to Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Success

As the global energy sector reconsiders the place of nuclear in the power generation portfolio, all eyes ought to be…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas
The Technology that Will Power the Energy Revolution

“The lamps are going out all over Europe,” said Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey as the UK stood on the…

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