Corporate culture isn’t so bad—ever heard of 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... The post Corporate culture isn’t so bad—ever heard of Corporate Social Responsibility? appeared first on IFS Blog.

Finance to Drive Growth

Those of you that know me well, will know that standing up to speak in front of thousands of people wouldn’t ordinarily be at the top of my wish list. But, when our Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO), Sal Laher, gave me the opportunity to explain how IFS’s own solutions have allowed the finance team... The post Finance to Drive Growth appeared first on IFS Blog.

The best way to approach servitization for process manufacturers

Servitization is more commonly associated with discrete manufacturers, but process manufacturers are also embracing this change in business strategy. Servitization only applies to discrete manufacturers? 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... The post The best way to approach servitization for process manufacturers appeared first on IFS Blog.

5 manufacturing tips for the brave new industrial machinery world

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... The post 5 manufacturing tips for the brave new industrial machinery world appeared first on IFS Blog.

Is It Time to De-Fossilize Your Business?

What do you think about when we talk about fossils? Dinosaur bones? A footprint in a rock? Something frozen in time, rigid, no flexibility; a shadow of the past? While fossils are cool in a museum, they are mostly of plants and animals that are extinct. No one wants to be a fossil, right? Yet... The post Is It Time to De-Fossilize Your Business? appeared first on IFS Blog.

Can you Accurately Measure the Business Impact of Service Technology?

During my time as an independent analyst covering field service, I had the opportunity to speak with countless service practitioners about their struggles and successes with service technologies. In doing so, it became increasingly clear that service done well contributes to revenue growth. Proving that in practice was easy, at least in the abstract—I could... The post Can you Accurately Measure the Business Impact of Service Technology? appeared first on IFS Blog.

Let the customers speak – the metrics behind how IFS is unlocking true value for its A&D customers

Up to 28% more work orders a day, up to 60 less maintenance and operation hours a week, huge reduction in materials expenses. When it comes to unlocking value from IT investment, there aren’t many asset-intensive organizations with more riding on their software implementations than those in the Aerospace and Defense sector. Enterprise software in... The post Let the customers speak – the metrics behind how IFS is unlocking true value for its A&D customers appeared first on IFS Blog.

Q&A with SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team

Earlier this year SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team announced its multi-year partnership with IFS. Going forward, IFS’s cloud-based ERP software will underpin the team’s racing operations and back-office needs as the team continues on its journey towards the front of the grid. After sharing this exciting news, IFS sat down with Sportpesa Racing Point F1... The post Q&A with SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team appeared first on IFS Blog.

The dawn of a new chapter: Life at IFS

The date was September 2, 2019. It was the dawn of an ordinary Monday for most people, but for me, it was special. It was the day I entered a new world. A world filled with unity, collaboration, dedication, courage and most importantly fun. I could get used to this new world and life at... The post The dawn of a new chapter: Life at IFS appeared first on IFS Blog.

3 Tips When Planning for Brexit Uncertainty for UK Businesses

It seems like wasted (metaphorical) ink to write about the latest Brexit developments and how these will impact businesses tomorrow. The past couple of weeks have seen negotiations, debates, agreements, extension proposals, a “pathway to a deal”, then a “great deal”… followed by negotiations, debates (you can see where this is going…). In short, uncertainty... The post 3 Tips When Planning for Brexit Uncertainty for UK Businesses appeared first on IFS Blog.