service dispatch IFS

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Service Management

Last month, Gartner released its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, and for the fourth consecutive time, IFS has been named a Leader. This is always an honor of course, though for us, it’s no surprise. At IFS, we understand service, and the complexity and flexibility required to deliver for our customers. Beyond the…

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challenger champion- leader

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation

As many in the business software world will attest: managing the company-wide deployment of an ERP platform is a serious business. Yet Bjarte Haugland, Area Head for IT/IM at Norwegian engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contractor Apply, not only managed the successful implementation of IFS Applications, his passion and drive to make every part…

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Construction Productivity

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

As a Scot myself, I don’t have the sense of bravado that an American might when it comes to the United States construction sector or the vitality of the American economy overall. But even those of us in the UK have seen most globally important management or productivity trends, with notable exceptions like the Toyota…

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IFS Partner - Trivalo

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Partner

This is the third in our series of conversations with members of the IFS partner community. Trivalo is one of our most recent partners, and also one of the few that focuses on IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (IFS EOI) here in the Nordics. Trivalo has a long and extensive experience when it comes to helping…

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construction finance controller

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Project financial control involves more than summing historic values, it needs the controller to map the consequences of potential events and adjust the sliders to influence the outcomes. Like a DJ dropping the next track, the controller should drive the cadence and be ahead of the crowd. Here are 3 tips for getting into that…

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Construction ERP Partner

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

In my previous blog post, I highlighted how the industry is facing huge disruptive changes. In short, we need to modernize and change the way we work because: Margins are under pressure Productivity is poor We have a serious skills shortage Project delivery performance is not good enough Competition is intensifying You need to be…

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Digital Shipyard

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Engineering and Infrastructure

Shipbuilders, private vessel owners and ministries of defense around the world are mandating and investing heavily in transformational digital technology that will press time, costs and risks out of vessel design and fabrication. Naval organizations in Russia, Australia and Saudi Arabia have state-funded programs to increase the use of disruptive digital technology by their nation’s…

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high tech manufacturing

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

Over the past few years, the highly unstable prices on raw material and the increased lead time from suppliers on components have put financial pressure on many manufacturers as they experience challenges to quickly respond to the market volatility. Of course, the overall planning of optimized inventory levels relies on accurate demand planning and forecasting,…

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Makino IoT

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Service Management

Makino is a globally recognized company that produces metal-cutting and EDM machines. Like many product manufacturers, Makino is looking for new ways to differentiate itself through service. As such, the company is incorporating IoT, AI, and ML into its operations to enable the shift from reactive to predictive service. “This is a critical shift for…

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Q & A Addovation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Partner

This is the second in our series of conversations with members of the IFS partner community. One of the longest running partners of IFS in Scandinavia is Addovation. Even though they’ve been a part of our ecosystem for more than a decade, they too are experiencing a lot of change these days. To learn more…

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