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Predictive Maintenance-Moving From Relevant To Essential In The Automotive Industry

Predictive Maintenance-Moving From Relevant To Essential In The Automotive Industry

The penalties for poor maintenance can be high—in energy production, loss of revenue and component costs, as well as fines levied for non-delivery. But contrast this with time and/or operation… Read more »

What the Heck Is (Cloud) ERP Anyway?

What the Heck Is (Cloud) ERP Anyway?

What does it take to get companies to update their systems? Sometimes, only the threat of total mayhem. This was certainly the case toward the close of the last millennium,… Read more »

The 5 Best Questions to Ask During an ERP Software Selection

The 5 Best Questions to Ask During an ERP Software Selection

Implementing an ERP system is no small task; it’s going to take a massive amount of time and resources and if you aren’t fully informed, the cost is going to be much… Read more »

IOT, ERP Combine For Improved Food Traceability

IOT, ERP Combine For Improved Food Traceability

By 2020, more than 20 billion connected things will be in use worldwide across consumer and business segments. This is an estimated 2.6 smart connections for every person on the… Read more »

Manufacturing Digital Transformation In Our Rear-View Mirror

Manufacturing Digital Transformation In Our Rear-View Mirror

Artificial intelligence (AI). Internet of Things (IoT). Augmented reality (AR). These are the technologies companies in the industries IFS serves want to implement because they can transform their businesses. These… Read more »

How to Best Use Customer Data and Avoid Being Creepy

How to Best Use Customer Data and Avoid Being Creepy

The customer buying journey has evolved from an end-to-end experience to a data-driven relationship. And a big part of that relationship is using customer data responsibly. “If you think that… Read more »

From Acetate To Artificial Intelligence

From Acetate To Artificial Intelligence

Predictions vary about when emergent technologies will become a reality. Can taking a look at the past provide insight into what’s next? No matter where you look there are predictions… Read more »

Can Your ERP System Overcome These Three Distribution Challenges?

Can Your ERP System Overcome These Three Distribution Challenges?

Imagine this scenario: you shop for a product online, order it and then you wait…and wait. Your product takes just over a week to reach you, and you react with… Read more »

AI in the workplace will change ERP systems

AI in the workplace will change ERP systems

As AI becomes more embedded in workplace processes and bots, it will learn on the job and eventually become more independent, leading to more autonomous ERP systems.  The rise of… Read more »

How To Implement GDPR And Change Your Business Culture Forever

How To Implement GDPR And Change Your Business Culture Forever

Now that the new GDPR rules are firmly in place, businesses will find themselves on a continuum between two camps – those that are fully GDPR compliant and those that… Read more »

What are the Differences Between an ERP RFI and an ERP RFP?

What are the Differences Between an ERP RFI and an ERP RFP?

We often hear questions about the differences between an ERP RFI and an ERP RFP. When should you use each, and what is its purpose? An RFI, or Request for… Read more »

3 AI Investments IFS Is Focusing On

3 AI Investments IFS Is Focusing On

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is such a big topic, and so many different possibilities exist, that you should focus on those opportunities that make the most sense for your business. You can’t do… Read more »

How Retailers Are Reinventing Target Marketing with AI and Machine Learning

How Retailers Are Reinventing Target Marketing with AI and Machine Learning

The glamorous dresses in front of me — the one festooned with bright fuchsia flowers really caught my eye — represented a completely new way retailers and designers can get… Read more »

Why ERP is the key to unlocking the future of retail

Why ERP is the key to unlocking the future of retail

ERP systems provide retailers with the features and functionality needed to process drop shipping orders efficiently and effectively. Drop shipping has the potential to completely change the world of retail…. Read more »

How New Technology And AI Can Control Rising Maintenance Costs

How New Technology And AI Can Control Rising Maintenance Costs

Activity in Australia’s mining sector is accelerating, auguring well for exports and the broader economy, according to economic forecaster and industry analyst, BIS Oxford Economics. But with maintenance costs forecast to… Read more »

Putting AI into your ERP strategy

Putting AI into your ERP strategy

One of the most significant changes of the digital era is the growing use of AI in almost every aspect of business ERP lies at the heart of most organisations’… Read more »

6 ERP trends for 2018

6 ERP trends for 2018

Organizations are ditching side books and upping compliance audits while exploring the impact trends like AI, blockchain and augmented reality will have on their enterprise resource planning systems. ERP systems… Read more »

How ERP Software Can Support The Battle Against The Opioid Epidemic

How ERP Software Can Support The Battle Against The Opioid Epidemic

The most recent misuse of opioid in the U.S. is a crisis that originates from the late 1990s but has accelerated significantly in recent years. More than 115 people in the US die… Read more »

Will Manufacturers Ride The Servitatization Wave To Greater Profitability?

Will Manufacturers Ride The Servitatization Wave To Greater Profitability?

The servitization megatrend is upon us. Product-driven companies are adding services revenue streams and business models, usually to augment but sometimes to replace product-based business. WHAT IS SERVITIZATION, AND WHY IS IT… Read more »

How To Successfully Present ERP To The Board

How To Successfully Present ERP To The Board

Stating to the board “we’re doing ERP” risks starting with the nebulous and descending into the ineffectual. Traditionally, ERP was about cost reduction, operating efficiency, standardisation and centralisation, without focusing… Read more »

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