IFS and Zebra Technologies

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in IFS Labs, Service Management

As field service technicians are asked to fix increasingly complex problems, they have to draw much more frequently on external resources in order to successfully resolve those issues. IFS Labs, the innovation arm of IFS R&D, and Zebra Technologies, a leader in solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data, are engaging in a strategic…

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IFS APIs

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology

Companies in our industry right now are working very hard to prove that they have successfully integrated technologies like the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) into their enterprise software products. As I described during this interview with Silicon Angle’s TheCube at our World Conference in October, what actually makes these transformational technologies valuable is the simple application program interface (API).  While there’s…

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Dominance in A&D

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

ARC Advisory Group again reveals IFS as the top Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software vendor in the aerospace and defense sector by market share for the 11th year. In a highly competitive marketplace, just why has IFS maintained this dominance? In the complex A&D setting, the requirement for companies to maximize visibility to effectively manage…

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Telecommunications Use Cases

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Energy and Utilities

IFS is uniquely positioned in our ability to support a wide range of use cases across the telecommunications industry. Our expertise in manufacturing, asset management and service enables us to solve a number of challenges companies in this industry are facing. In this blog, I will highlight some of our customers operating within this industry.   Manufacturing and Servicing state of the…

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ERP for Manufacturers

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

What is the true value of ERP for Manufacturers? If you’re familiar with IFS, you’ll hopefully know that we are deeply driven by the goal of bringing our customers significant and measurable business value with our enterprise solutions. To validate and express this value, we recently engaged with IDC and asked them to carry out…

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

The Office for National Statistics last week revealed new data on the UK’s employment market, productivity and economy. New data, perhaps, but it was – in the large part – the same old story. The number of people in work is falling, as is the number of vacant posts, and productivity is stagnating, bringing the…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Corporate Social Responsibility

The author Charles Dickens, in most of his works, used his storytelling to condemn the industrial revolution. Dickens’ outlook on industry certainly wasn’t friendly; he believed it stole our humanity, encouraged selfishness and ruined nature. At that time, it was impossible to predict minimum wage legislation or child labor regulations, for example. Who could have…

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servitization for process manufacturers

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing, Service Management

Servitization is more commonly associated with discrete manufacturers, but process manufacturers are also embracing this change in business strategy. Servitization only applies to discrete manufacturing? Many people think of servitization as only being applicable to discrete manufacturers who have products that they can service and supply spare parts to, or manufacturers who can easily change…

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Manufacturing Tips

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Manufacturing

Recently the Head of Corporate Development of a leading glass solution provider, within the construction industry in Europe, wanted to talk to me about omnichannel: a typical project-driven business, where no solution is like the other. I was somewhat confused, since omnichannel, for me, is a typical “retail topic”, mainly related to the B2C customer…

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