customer satisfaction

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation

Buying enterprise software can be difficult. You are at a disadvantage because the software vendor knows a lot more about the product you are considering than you do. You spend months trying to eliminate as much of that knowledge gap as you can, doing due diligence, talking to reference customers, sitting through scripted demos. But…

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by   |    |   9 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Events

Speaking with Lovisa Tholerus Sondén, ERP and Finance Systems Manager at long-standing IFS customer Ingram Micro Mobility, for just a short while, I was immediately struck by the passion she has for her work. Even though passion isn’t one of the three Ps (see below), I believe it is the driving force behind everything Lovisa…

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IFS Challenger Champion

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Getting to know IFS Challenger Champion Zainab Abbas, Director of Investments & Projects, Akbar Brothers. More than 75 million cups of Akbar tea are enjoyed worldwide every day. But how do you orchestrate all the various processes necessary for getting the tea from Sri Lanka’s mountain slopes and into your breakfast cup? I had the…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

One day AI systems will predict what is currently impossible, to allow us to overcome the inefficiencies in our lives and in our factories. In a previous blog, I discussed the reasons why we humans do not trust artificial intelligence. In this blog, I would like to look at the potential of AI and what,…

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by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, IFS Applications, Oil & Gas, Transform Your Business

How do you provide accommodations for construction workers when their work site is an oil rig located 500 miles from shore? You turn to Floatel, whose fleet of floating hotels provide comfortable lodgings above deep waters and hostile environments around the world. I recently had the opportunity to speak with IFS Challenger Champion Marie Sköldenborg, who…

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Skills Gap

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

When I meet with IFS customers across the UK one of the most common pieces of feedback is the struggle to find talent to bridge the ‘skills gap’ or ‘skills shortage’ affecting UK businesses. On the one hand, they have new technologies entering their factories, warehouses, construction sites and in-field equipment, on the other, they…

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Challenger Champion

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Events

“I’m in Malaysia, we just went live with IFS Applications 10.” These were some of the first words I exchanged with Pawel when I recently caught up with him over the phone. A few minutes farther into the conversation, I had not only learned that Shawcor, the global energy services company, had successfully deployed IFS…

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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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If Amazon did Factories

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business

Amazon recently announced record profits of $3.03bn, breaking its own record for the third consecutive time. However, Amazon appears to be at a crossroads as to where it heads next. Beyond pouring additional energy into Amazon Prime, many have wondered whether the company may decide to enter an entirely new sector such as manufacturing to drive future…

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