Overview: Optimized for ERP, EAM, and MRO, IFS' industry-focused software solutions help leading companies improve profitability, meet regulatory requirements, and take advantage of new business opportunities.
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Solutions offered by IFS.
IFS Enterprise Asset Management - EAM / CMMS by IFS.
IFS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) is an information management system that connects all departments and disciplines within a company, making them an integrated unit.
10 Ways To Use ERP To Lean The Manufacturing Supply Chain by IFS. June 19, 2009 - This white paper gives four tips to help you bring lean supply chain improvements to your manufacturing operation. Additionally, it discusses six technology tools that help automate these lean supply chain practices.
3 Things Business Decision Makers Need To Know About SOA by IFS. January 18, 2012 - In this white paper, uncover the three most important things you should know about service-oriented architecture (SOA) in order to be sure you are getting the most efficient and effective performance out of your enterprise application architecture.
3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP by IFS. November 30, 2012 - This resource explores three questions that your organization must answer in order to find the right approach for integrating field service management software with enterprise resource planning (ERP) or other enterprise systems. Read on to learn more now.
5 Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Steps to RCM by IFS. March 12, 2012 - Read this white paper to understand the importance of reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and the five levels of enterprise asset management (EAM) development that you must achieve in order to reach effective quintessential asset management (QAM) and RCM.
A More Efficient ERP Consolidation by IFS. July 18, 2012 - Read this expertly-compiled e-guide to learn how important it is to understand how your consolidation project will coincide with your business goals. Explore four key dimensions of consolidating multiple systems, including business processes, user perspectives, technology, and costs.
Agile Business Processes With IFS Applications by IFS. February 18, 2013 - View this white paper to learn more about how IFS applications can improve user productivity and bring usability to new heights. Find out how you can improve your business practices and the struggle with technology by reading this white paper now.
Armstrong International Reduces Inventory, Increases Efficiency by Achieving Global ERP with IFS Applications by IFS. March 12, 2012 - Read this white paper to learn the benefits that a multinational manufacturer achieved after they replaced four different enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications with one single system.
Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP by IFS. July 31, 2012 - This resource outlines key reasons that enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools and other enterprise software underperform in project environments. Also inside, explore the software features you should look for in order to realize the performance you need.
Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle Vs. SQL Server by IFS. January 11, 2012 - In this paper, learn why the database layer is so important to the software selection of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Also compare Oracle database to SQL Server databases.
Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs. SQL Server by IFS. June 19, 2009 - How do Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database platforms compare on reliability, scalability and cost when run under enterprise software? Download this white paper for details.
Enable Project-Centric Manufacturing with Business Software by IFS. June 2008 - Project-centric manufacturing business models that involve outsourcing and short product lifecycles expose manufacturers to a number of risks they were not vulnerable to previously.
ERP and Environmental Footprint Management for Manufacturers by IFS. January 11, 2012 - This white paper examines not only the technologies, but the organizational dynamics necessary to successfully implement an environmental footprint management program that can encompass all organizational impacts on the environment.
ERP and Environmental Footprint Management for Manufacturers by IFS. October 06, 2011 - In this paper, discover how IFS Applications suite can collect data from business activities, like project data, supply chain management data, and service management and project life-cycle data, and funnel it into the Eco Footprint Management module to make documentation easy.
ERP for Enterprise Project Management (EPM) by IFS. June 11, 2013 - This webcast investigates how enterprise resource planning (ERP) supports project-based business models, and explores the need for integration between ERP systems and project management software.
ERP for Green Supply Chain Management In Manufacturing by IFS. March 08, 2010 - In this whitepaper, we will address the various drivers for the green supply chain trend, share important considerations for satisfying a green supply chain initiative of a customer or initiating your own green supply chain initiative, and discuss the role of enterprise software like ERP in keeping pace with this industry trend.
ERP for Oil & Gas Industry Suppliers by IFS. June 07, 2013 - This podcast reveals how enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise technology can help companies serving the oil and gas industry cope with today's challenging and volatile market.
ERP vs. Project Based Solutions - Which Is Right For You? by IFS. January 11, 2012 - In this white paper, learn why enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are emerging as an alternative to project-based solutions (PBSs).
ERP vs. Project Based Solutions - Which Is Right For You? by IFS. September 01, 2012 - In order to keep pace with the evolving business world, many manufacturing companies are revamping their businesses and adopting innovative, project-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies. Read on to learn what megatrends are driving this change, the potential benefits of project-based ERP, and much more.
ERP vs. Project Based Solutions - Which is Right for you? by IFS. October 22, 2010 - Project-based business practices are now being embraced and applied to a far greater spectrum of business ranging from manufacturing to service industries. Read on to learn the trends driving this change, what it means for industrial companies, and how PBS, a new type of ERP, can allow executives to intelligently navigate these uncertain waters.
Fast Track ERP Implementation: Advice from the Field by IFS. June 19, 2009 - ERP implementations don't have to take months or years. This white paper discusses how Colfax Corp. implemented IFS Applications in as little as nine weeks. It presents a case study of Colfax's complex but rapid rollout, and offers fast tracking tips from Colfax Business Analyst Jay Michael.
Four Common ERP Implementation Mistakes by IFS. January 12, 2009 - Here are four common mistakes an implementation leader and team can make, and suggestions on how to avoid them.
Four Reasons Why You Need to Consolidate Your Various ERP Packages by IFS. July 31, 2012 - Have the costs and complexity of running multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems begun to outweigh their positive influence on your operations? Read this white paper to learn four good reasons why ERP consolidation is ultimately the right move for manufacturers. Learn what barriers you'll encounter, how to overcome them, and more.
Four reasons why you need to consolidate your various ERP packages by IFS. July 01, 2012 - Leveraging multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) products is costing your organization valuable budget dollars. Discover four reasons to consolidate to a single ERP product, the typical obstacles holding organizations back and how to get around them, and much more.
Getting ROI Out of Your ERP system by IFS. February 01, 2012 - In this e-guide, readers will learn more about the basics of ERP and how to reduce maintenance and support costs for these systems.
Going lean, step by step by IFS. January 11, 2012 - This paper illustrates how IFS Applications support lean principles, particularly in the many manufacturing environments that require both rate-based and order-based shop floor execution. This hybrid approach lets you go lean step by step, as you are able, not because an inflexible system forces you to do so.
How Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times by IFS. May 22, 2009 - This paper discusses how an organization can Survive poor economic conditions with strategic thinking and use of Project ERP by managing a downturn like a variance in a project.
How Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI with EAM Software Investments by IFS. January 31, 2013 - This resource discusses the enterprise asset management (EAM) software features that offshore drilling companies need in order to meet the unique demands of their industry.
How to Assure ERP Success: Taking Ownership by IFS. January 12, 2009 - CarSound CFO Steve Ragow encourages you to take ownership of and master your ERP system to assure your success.
How to Build a Business Case for ERP in Today’s Economy by IFS. February 03, 2012 - This e-book explores best practices for selecting ERP software. Learn the difference between SaaS and on-premise ERP and ensure a successful implementation strategy.
Identifying Your Mobile Opportunities by IFS. January 31, 2013 - This resource explores how mobile technology is impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and how mobility adds value to the business. Inside, find guidance for planning and extending mobility throughout your business and workforce.
IFS Applications™ for Product Lifecycle Management by IFS. February 18, 2013 - View this white paper to gain a better understanding of product lifecycle management (PLM.) I'ts more than just a generic buzzword, and it encompasses more than merely managing your program and project processes. Gain a better understanding on the road to successful PLM by reading this white paper now.
Is Your Enterprise Application on the Road to Nowhere? by IFS. February 2008 - After recent software product consolidation, how can you tell which products have a future and which will be phased out or orphaned?
Leverage ERP for Sales & Operations Planning by IFS. January 12, 2009 - Read this white paper to learn how to use your ERP to facilitate Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), which helps manufacturers rapidly adjust to changes in the market.
Mitutoyo America Uses IFS Applications For Advanced Sales and Service Management by IFS. October 06, 2011 - This brief white paper exemplifies how one business was able to integrate IFS' application technology to create a unified enterprise application that handles sales, SCM, finance, service management, maintenance, and an embedded business intelligence (BI) solution.
Podcast: IFS Study Says ERP Vendor Consolidation Has Affected the Majority by IFS. January 29, 2013 - Recent merger and acquisition activity has drastically affected end-users and the market in regards to ERP management. Listen to this podcast featuring expert analyst Cindy Jutras to learn more.
Podcast: Oracle vs. SQL Databases: Which is Best to Run With an ERP? by IFS. January 29, 2013 - Tune into this podcast to learn more about the role of the database running beneath the software. Are some databases better than others and how does the database beneath the software change the performance? Listen now to get answers to these important questions.
Podcast: Selecting EAM to take you to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) by IFS. January 29, 2013 - Maintenance departments and the technology they use to achieve reliability centered maintenance (RCM), must pass through several levels of development before they reach the final goal. Tune into this podcast to learn more about achieving condition-based or RCM. It discusses the solid maintenance plan you need to implement before making any changes.
Realize the Benefits of Design, Operate, Maintain Today by IFS. July 2008 - Industrial facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.
Realize The Benefits Of Design, Operation, Maintain Thinking Today by IFS. January 11, 2012 - In this white paper, you'll find tips and strategies for maintaining an open and flexible IT system that will increase the efficiency of your enterprise. Learn how leveraging design, operate, maintain (DOM) can facilitate an easy transition to an open IT system.
Selecting ERP for Enterprise Agility by IFS. December 31, 2012 - Many software vendors are using the term 'SOA' in a misleading sense. Read this white paper to learn what to look for when evaluating enterprise applications to ensure that deploying them will actually help your organization achieve the agility that SOA promises.
The Value of an Integrated System for the Oil and Gas Industry by IFS. June 11, 2013 - Organizations in the oil and gas industry tend to rely on a lot of specialist business applications, but a lack of integration can cause headaches for IT. This five-minute webcast explains how the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) approach can bridge the gap between specialist functionality and total integration.
Total Quality Assurance for Businesses with a Global Business Plan by IFS. February 18, 2013 - Establishing a business that is competitive on a global spectrum can be challenging. View this white paper to learn more about how you can deploy a complete quality assurance package that provides the support your business needs. It outlines what you should be looking for in a source so you can be certain you've made the right selection.
Understand Cloud ERP by IFS. June 11, 2013 - This on-demand webcast dispels the confusion surrounding cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). Inside, find out how cloud ERP works, uncover the key benefits it can offer your organization, learn about executive perceptions and misconceptions, and more.
Usability As an ERP Selection Criteria by IFS. September 01, 2012 - Many modern enterprises leveraging legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are frustrated by the complexity and difficult navigation. Check out this white paper to learn what three key aspects to look for in an ERP system that will reduce the systems complexity and increase its ease-of-use.
Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria by IFS. January 2008 - ERP software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use. Read this paper to learn how to evaluate ERP software for usability.