Five Ways the IFS World Conference will Make your Service Firm Better

This October, IFS will once again showcase its broad and powerful technology portfolio and vision for Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Asset Management, and Field Service Management. With that comes insight from thought leaders, IFS executives, and the best-in-class companies who are using IFS solutions to challenge the status quo. You may be wondering what’s in... The post Five Ways the IFS World Conference will Make your Service Firm Better appeared first on IFS Blog.

Dare to Question: How Challenger Champion Marie Sköldenborg Makes a Difference Through Unexpected Solutions

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... The post Dare to Question: How Challenger Champion Marie Sköldenborg Makes a Difference Through Unexpected Solutions appeared first on IFS Blog.

Let’s actually start minding the industry skills gap

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... The post Let’s actually start minding the industry skills gap appeared first on IFS Blog.

Always try to fix what isn’t broken: How skepticism helps Pawel Ceglarz bring value to IFS customer Shawcor

“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... The post Always try to fix what isn’t broken: How skepticism helps Pawel Ceglarz bring value to IFS customer Shawcor appeared first on IFS Blog.

The Death of the Service Dispatch

Last month, Gartner released its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management, and for the fourth consecutive time, IFS has been named a Leader. This is always an honor of course, though for us, it’s no surprise. At IFS, we understand service, and the complexity and flexibility required to deliver for our customers. Beyond the... The post The Death of the Service Dispatch appeared first on IFS Blog.

Ambition, passion, reliability: getting to know IFS customer and Challenger Champion Bjarte Haugland

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... The post Ambition, passion, reliability: getting to know IFS customer and Challenger Champion Bjarte Haugland appeared first on IFS Blog.

Why the UK is about to trounce the US in construction productivity

As a Scot myself, I don’t have the sense of bravado that an American might when it comes to the United States construction sector or the vitality of the American economy overall. But even those of us in the UK have seen most globally important management or productivity trends, with notable exceptions like the Toyota... The post Why the UK is about to trounce the US in construction productivity appeared first on IFS Blog.

Q&A with IFS Partner: Trivalo

This is the third in our series of conversations with members of the IFS partner community. Trivalo is one of our most recent partners, and also one of the few that focuses on IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (IFS EOI) here in the Nordics. Trivalo has a long and extensive experience when it comes to helping... The post Q&A with IFS Partner: Trivalo appeared first on IFS Blog.

3 tips for attaining project financial control in the construction industry

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... The post 3 tips for attaining project financial control in the construction industry appeared first on IFS Blog.

Choosing the right construction ERP partner is a critical decision

In my previous blog post, I highlighted how the industry is facing huge disruptive changes. In short, we need to modernize and change the way we work because: Margins are under pressure Productivity is poor We have a serious skills shortage Project delivery performance is not good enough Competition is intensifying You need to be... The post Choosing the right construction ERP partner is a critical decision appeared first on IFS Blog.