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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technology in automotive

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Transform Your Business

Is technology the key to succeeding in today’s automotive industry? And how can technology drive success in automotive dealers? To answer these questions, let’s first take a look at the automotive market. AUTOMOTIVE MARKET OVERVIEW Worldwide car sales and car production in 2018 recorded the first drop of the last nine years, and 2019 is…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

Teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship: values of rugby teams, yes, but also values which should form the foundation of any business. The past few weeks have seen rugby fans the world over avidly following and analyzing all the action from the Rugby World Cup. However, business leaders could also learn a thing or two…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, IFS Applications, Manufacturing

Productivity in the UK has slowed and the future is uncertain for many businesses in the manufacturing sector. From attracting and retaining talent to managing processes, suppliers, and logistics: the uncertainty caused by Brexit has left a lot of questions but a scarcity of answers. But the UK doesn’t have to lag behind Europe in…

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Project Finance in Construction

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Finance

Project financial control is often complex, multi-dimensional and prone to the unexpected, then why do project controllers rely so heavily on two-dimensional spreadsheets for their multi-dimensional requirements, and what happens when we need to change this? Project financial control I have spent many years managing the financial and commercial aspects of long term multi-billion dollar…

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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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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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Industry Tip : Integrated Construction

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

The engineering, construction and infrastructure industry is facing huge disruptive changes. We are at an inflection point, and need wholesale change right now. Global construction productivity has improved about a quarter of the rate of manufacturing productivity since 1995. When we look at rich countries like Germany, France and the United States, things are much…

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