IFS runs IFS

by   |    |   8 minutes  |  in Events, Transform Your Business

Did you know that IFSrunsIFS? This should be expected – that we would be ‘dogfooding’ – but our journey to move into the cloud, on the latest version of IFS Applications in 6 months was achievable, though not without its challenges. Earlier this year, we formally acknowledged the opportunity to improve the way we work, to use our…

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IFS Labs

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

Many of our customers are true challengers in their field. They have high ambitions and are prepared to do something bold, leveraging new technology and new ways of working to stay or get ahead of the pack. One of our customers, Cheer Pack, is such a challenger. Although already a market leader, they continuously look…

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Business Value

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Transform Your Business

Today we are very proud to publish the findings from an IDC end-user evaluation calculating the business value derived from using IFS enterprise software. It reveals that the average IFS customer can be 18 percent more productive and that they hit breakeven on their investment in just 15 months.  The independent evaluation was based on qualitative research with billion-dollar revenue organizations from…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy, Transform Your Business

In part one of this blog, I explored the recent ECJ ruling re-enforcing the recording of hours worked and breaks taken by EU workers. This second part explores how technology plays its part in preventing a return to clocking and takes one step toward automated time recording. How can companies prepare for this ruling? This…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy, Transform Your Business

The old-fashioned chore of clocking in and out is the last thing you think about in a modern digitized business environment. Yet the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), enforcing the recording of hours worked and breaks taken by each employee each day has reawakened such thoughts. Federacion de Servicios de Comisiones…

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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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construction finance controller

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

Project financial control involves more than summing historic values, it needs the controller to map the consequences of potential events and adjust the sliders to influence the outcomes. Like a DJ dropping the next track, the controller should drive the cadence and be ahead of the crowd. Here are 3 tips for getting into that…

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6's of Success for oil & gas

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Oil & Gas, Strategy, Transform Your Business

As we enter an era of hyper connectivity, trillion-dollar corporations and artificial intelligence, industries and companies must adapt to accommodate this new environment badged globalization 4.0 by the World Economic Forum (WEF). As these themes are discussed in Geneva this week, we outline a simple model to take advantage of it. Globalization 4.0 and the…

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The Biggest Challenge to AI Adoption

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain, Transform Your Business

In my last blog i talked about the use of artificial intelligence to help process manufacturers uncover the holy grail – accurate forecasting. In this blog i will explain why we might be the barrier to that happening. In my last blog I talked about how artificial intelligence might help manufacturers discover the holy grail…

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