by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Agility, Energy, Utilities & Resources

Solar power for the generation, storage and re-use of energy is one hot topic at the moment. Along with other renewable technologies the planned move to a clean power economy by countries like the USA and China has to be embraced and applauded. What will be needed in this drive, though, is new/enhanced infrastructure, new…

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energy and utilities industry

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources

Energiforum is an opportunity for IFS customers in the energy and utilities industry to meet, exchange ideas and hear about each other’s future plans. With approaching 80 attendees, the Energiforum 2015, held early this year in the Clarion Hotel & Congress Airport, was as always a lively affair. New and mature IFS customers plus software…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources, Events

Today at ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, we’ve announced a “plug-and-play” version of IFS CPM (corporate performance management), for companies in the Power Generation sector. In today’s fast changing world, business intelligence (BI) is not enough. It’s clear the energy and utilities sector transformation has been a significant reality over the past 20 years: huge global…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources, IFS Radio Network Podcast, Mobility, Service

Tom Bowe, IFS’ global industry director for field service management, is a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers. Most anyone in the state of Wisconsin will likely claim to be a fan on some level, but Tom seems to me to be pretty serious about it. As a fellow Wisconsinite, I, too, was crushed…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy, Utilities & Resources

Within IFS Applications, operational intelligence (OI) is delivered through the IFS CPM component. This is so much more than business intelligence (BI), this is a model driven approach to blending OI and BI technologies combining the benefits of data and processes in real time to create continuous situational awareness.

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy, Utilities & Resources

One of the more interesting pieces of news that came out this week is that the two biggest economies in the world have for the first time agreed targets to reduce Carbon Emissions. As reported in the NY Times and quoting David B. Sandalow, “For the world’s biggest emitters to be coming together and announcing…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Energy, Utilities & Resources, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Service

In the asset-intensive industry, usability is becoming a subject of increasing priority. If we look back at the early days of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in the 1980s, we typically get an image of a few users on a system with green screens. Those few users were not only the experts with such a system,…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy, Utilities & Resources

  How do you solve complex asset maintenance issues on-site, without actually being on-site? And if the person with all the knowledge is on the other side of the country, or the world, and you immediately need their assistance to assist you in fault finding at the top of a wind turbine? What then? Well, here…

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IFS Podcast

by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Business Technology, Energy, Utilities & Resources, IFS Radio Network Podcast, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Service

Slap on those earbuds, hit play, and get the latest on what IFS has going on in these exciting industries! IFS Applications is a better choice than competing enterprise software products for project-based, service-focused and asset-centric industries. In this month’s episode of the IFS Radio Network podcast series, we review recent customer news in sectors…

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