2020 Energy and Utilities Predictions

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources, Oil & Gas

The world has never been more aware of the importance of conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. Nowhere is this growing consciousness more keenly felt than in the energy sector. Companies need to navigate increasingly demanding taxation regimes and government policies as well as the negative perception connected to fossil fuel taking root among the general population and…

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Lewis Pugh Antarctica Swim

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Corporate Social Responsibility

IFS is a proud supporter of Lewis Pugh’s recent expedition swimming 1 km across a supra-glacial lake in East Antarctica. Below, Pugh shares with us why he chose to swim Antarctica and his commitment to make the world a better place. People often ask me why I swim without any protection other than a cap,…

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2020 Construction Predictions

by   |    |   8 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

2020 will see a continuation of 2019’s move towards digitalization of business processes with many organizations extending and refining their approaches. Technologies such as Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) will start to allow for a manufacturing and product-led approach to construction, allowing for greater safety and efficiencies to everyone’s benefit, with a focus…

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IFS Oil & Gas Expertise

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources, Oil & Gas

As we stand back and reflect on 2019, I am immensely proud of what the IFS team has achieved in partnership with our customers. With many high-profile customers committing to upgrading to our latest version of IFS Applications, many going live within the year, and the high number of new tier-one players selecting IFS, validates…

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2020 Process Manufacturing Predictions

by   |    |   10 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing

Everybody wants sustainable products, and retailers are putting pressure on manufacturers to deliver goods that satisfy consumers’ new preference for green and clean options. This means manufacturers need to implement technology to track where their products come from and what they are made of. They will also need to plan around shorter shelf lives that…

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2020 Service Predictions

by   |    |   8 minutes  |  in Service

Field service is evolving enormously in recent years and technology and customer expectations will continue to advance just as quickly. Twenty years ago, field service may have been centered on break-fix repair, but the velocity now is towards long-term, contractual arrangements that are more satisfying for the customer and more lucrative for the service provider….

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2020 Manufacturing Predictions

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

While change is buffeting the industrial manufacturing industry from a number of directions, the most disruptive changes will be those which manufacturers can and should make for themselves. Many of these manufacturers are already taking advantage of technologies like the internet of things (IoT), and as we head into 2020 will find themselves early adopters…

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Pros and Cons of Telecommuting

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

In these turbulent times of strike, telework suddenly hits again the news media. Sometimes disputed, feared or revered, telecommuting is beginning to be more widely accepted by French companies particularly since the legislative framework in 2017. In a world of cloud and big data, let’s discuss telecommuting, remote work, flexible workplace or simply working from…

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Power Generation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources

Last year I predicted that energy companies needed to diversify or they would disappear. Renewable energies are no longer a plan for the future, they are a reality that make up a significant portion of our energy supply today. To compete, power generation companies are diversifying and investing in renewable energy.  But this introduces fresh business management challenges alongside traditional methods of…

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ERP Software for Finance

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Transform Your Business

A few weeks ago, IDC published a white paper*, “The Business Value of IFS Enterprise Application Solutions with Industry-Specific Use Cases.” Through in-depth interviews with customer organizations, we were able to measure the value of IFS enterprise solutions. There were lots of interesting findings, but what really caught my eye were the statistics relating to the finance function. The impact of…

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