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| | 3 minutes | Process Manufacturing
How Enterprise Software Vendors Can Support Supply Chain Segmentation
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| | 3 minutes | Process Manufacturing
How Enterprise Software Vendors Can Support Supply Chain Segmentation

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in London. One of the many interesting topics discussed was Supply Chain Segmentation. Segmentation lets companies boost profitability by tailoring multiple supply chains within one physical flow. This made me think about how ERP vendors such as IFS can support companies to implement segmented supply chains.

The supply chain segmentation example Gartner shared resonated with me.

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| | 2 minutes | Events, Service
Field Service Management and the CFESA & NAFEM Trade Shows
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| | 2 minutes | Events, Service
Field Service Management and the CFESA & NAFEM Trade Shows

This field service management post is on behalf of Regional Sales Reps, Michael Cox: Michael recently attended the Commercial Food…

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Work in a Project-centric Business? Why traditional ERP is the wrong solution
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Work in a Project-centric Business? Why traditional ERP is the wrong solution

Your business is a Project Centric Business that constructs large assets, so you buy a business solution that was designed for making cars – Is there a better way? If you construct ships, buildings, oil platforms, bridges, infrastructure, complex equipment etc. then your business processes are very different from a company that builds high volume products like cars or computers.

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| | 3 minutes | Finance
Financial Reporting Standards – Will there ever be a single set?
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| | 3 minutes | Finance
Financial Reporting Standards – Will there ever be a single set?

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) has been building momentum for a while now and the idea of a common set of reporting standards is catching on. The problem, as always, is in the detail…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology
CRM App – The most wanted business app is now also available on Android
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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology
CRM App – The most wanted business app is now also available on Android

According to and IDC survey 31 percent of companies indicate CRM (e.g. management of sales, contracts, activities, and opportunities) is the mobile business app that would most significantly impact their business. We have it. Please try it.

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| | 1 minute | Service
IFS leads the field service management pack
IFS leads the field service management pack
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| | 1 minute | Service
IFS leads the field service management pack

Earlier this week, TEC Principal Analyst PJ Jakovljevic blogged about IFS’ momentum in Field Service Management. I invite you to read what he says about our recent wins and expanded project footprint within the Field Service Management arena.

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| | 3 minutes | Finance
Types of Data Companies Are Collecting as Big Data
How will “Big Data” influence your finance team?
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| | 3 minutes | Finance
How will “Big Data” influence your finance team?

Analysts like Forrester, Gartner and IDC are predicting that many industries are being fundamentally changed by “Big Data”. The basic…

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Shorter Time to Value with “IFS Upgrade” Program
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Shorter Time to Value with “IFS Upgrade” Program

The aim with IFS Upgrade is to help our customers upgrade to the latest version of IFS Applications, thereby quickly taking advantage of new functionality to improve productivity and their competitive edge.

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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
The Business Case for Mobility
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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology, Strategy
The Business Case for Mobility

A mobility business case must show both tangible and intangible returns that drive a company toward its business goals. Today IFS launches new public mobility pages where you can get inspired by the business benefits using IFS mobile solutions.

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| | 4 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs
4 Behavior Patterns That Will Help You Flex Your Creativity Muscles
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| | 4 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, IFS Labs
4 Behavior Patterns That Will Help You Flex Your Creativity Muscles

Below are four different kinds of innovative personalities. Do you represent one or several?

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| | 1 minute | Service
Field Service Management integrated with ERP
Integrating Field Service Management with ERP – Doug Baker Podcast
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| | 1 minute | Service
Integrating Field Service Management with ERP – Doug Baker Podcast

Listen to Doug Baker discuss how field service management software often needs to be integrated with other enterprise software. Learn three essential tips for integrating your field service management software with ERP software and other operational systems, data warehouses or data sources.

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LOOKING BACK…AND LOOKING AHEAD!
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LOOKING BACK…AND LOOKING AHEAD!

Seeing the results of the post-conference survey, I am pleased, but not surprised, by the activity that got the most positive response. It was the Meet the Expert area. Dear R&D colleagues, feel proud as your contribution to a successful conference is crystal clear.

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