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How Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times
Use Project ERP to manage an economic downturn like a project variance, handling it like a variance in a project.
What One ERP Failing Could Hamstring Your Automotive Lean Initiative?
An ERP solution that has embedded packaging structure functionality is greater than the sum of its parts. Unless ERP addresses packaging management, a substantial and critical element of the business will be invisible to executives using ERP… just as if a portion of the business has disappeared into a black box. This is a core part of your product and ability to serve your customers in the automotive industry. Read more today!
Software Usability in Offshore Drilling
Enterprise software must today become more of a “walk up and use” system that is fairly intuitive to understand. More usable and intuitive software is beneficial in a relatively static setting like manufacturing. Learn why in the offshore drilling industry, simple and intuitive usability is even more essential! Read today.
5 Steps to the Benefits of EAM Software
EAM software delivers key benefits to an organization that relies on expensive and complex assets. It gives senior management visibility and control over the drivers of cost and productivity of those assets. And it offers real maintenance management and risk management benefits. Learn the 5 steps to realizing EAM software benefits today!
4 ERP Tips for FIAR Compliance
In this whitepaper, the retired USAF executive responsible for FIAR compliance takes a no-nonsense look at why ERP has not delivered auditability as required by Congress. Plus real-world insights on how ERP can be done more effectively so as to meet the auditability goals set forth by FIAR.
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) vs ERP Software
What is Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software? How does it deliver value to a project-driven enterprise differently than enterprise project management (EPM) or even a good project-driven enterprise resource planning (ERP) application? Can both EPM and PPM be delivered by a single project-driven enterprise resource planning (ERP) application?
Field Service Management Software for Enterprise Companies
Enterprise-level field service organizations do have more demanding requirements for FSM software, and growing organizations will want to ensure their software choice can support them as they scale up. Here is a no-nonsense look at how FSM software requirements change as a company progresses from dozens to thousands of technicians.
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
Four tips for lean supply chain improvements in manufacturing operations and six technology tools to automate these best practices
3 Field Service Management Trends You Can't Ignore
Market pressures are driving 3 trends in field service management. How are these trends towards mobility, scheduling optimization and software-as-a-service (SaaS) affecting you? How can you select field service management software technologies to stay ahead of these trends, exceed customer expectations and drive efficiency and profit across your operation?
3 Things Business Decision Makers Need to Know about SOA
This white paper cuts through the marketing hype surrounding Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and focuses what you really need to know.
3 Things You Must Know About Cloud ERP
In this whitepaper, we will give you the facts you need to know about cloud ERP, including distinctions between different cloud computing options, and the benefits and downsides of each. We will define key industry terms and look at primary research of cloud computing preferences conducted by IFS North America.
3 Tips for Integrating Field Service Management Software with ERP
Field Service Management software often needs to be integrated with other enterprise software. Learn the 3 essential tips for integrating your service management system with ERP software and other operational systems, data warehouses or data sources.
4 Reasons to Consolidate Your ERP Software
If your business is running more than a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package, you need to consolidate down to one. In this whitepaper, we’ll provide you with four good reasons for making this move, and how to get around the various organizational barriers to doing so.
4 Steps to Choosing the Right Device for Field Service Mobility
Choosing the right device for field service management needs is not easy. This whitepaper will guide you through the different factors, including your organization’s technology outlook, how a customer’s perceptions of you might be affected by the device, and how the hardware features make your employees more efficient.
5 EAM Steps to RCM
This white paper outlines the five levels of asset-management development a company usually passes through leading to more advanced processes such as RCM to eventually achieve QAM. In describing these levels of development, it makes sense to use terminology we can already relate to, so we will compare it to a familiar analog — human development.
5 Power Gen ERP Lessons From the Manufacturing Industry
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for the power generation sector is poorly understood. Here are five tips for selecting, implementing and getting the most from ERP in the power generation industry. What lessons can power gen executives learn about things like maintenance inventory and human resources management from users in other industries?
5 Tips for Enterprise Asset Management Software ROI
How can enterprise asset management (EAM) software deliver return on investment (ROI). This whitepaper discusses the five ways EAM delivers ROI so you can plan your selection and implementation around these deliverables. Take advantage of the cost savings and revenue enhancement features EAM offers and avoid the potential problems.
5 Ways to Drive Mobile EAM ROI
What new features does mobile enterprise asset management (EAM) have today that were not there a few years ago? What problems can you solve with this technology? What types of benefits and return on investment (ROI) can you expect? We’ll answer these questions and offer tips for selecting mobile-ready EAM.
6 Essential Considerations When Choosing a Field Service Software Solution
It seems fair to say that the field service organization in your company is responsible for collecting, accessing, tracking, updating, maintaining, and analyzing more diverse and critical data than anyone else in your company. Here are six considerations for using field service software to streamline this process.
7 Tips for EAM Selection
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a mission-critical tool for asset-intensive industry. These tips from some of the world’s most prominent EAM experts will help you select the right EAM solution. The importance of usability, the ability to manage outside contractors and other important considerations are covered here.
An Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story
Learn how to get certified in earned value management (EVM) and compete for government aerospace and defense contracts.
Are you ready for the Project Economy
Learn how industrial outsourcing and rapid change are forcing business and business technology to become more agile and adaptable.
Asset Information Management
Select the right software for asset information management (AIM) by understanding the data lifecycle and key functionality to watch for.
Blast Past Bottlenecks with Constraint Based Scheduling
Struggling with constrained resources? Learn the basics of constraint-based scheduling (CBS) including optimal, predictive and interactive scheduling.
Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP
Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project based environment like engineer to order, engineer procure construct or services. This whitepaper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost along with criteria to select the ideal ERP for effective project costing.
CMMS vs EAM - What's the Difference?
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) applications both touch the industrial maintenance space. How do CMMS applications and EAM applications drive value? How do you know if your company ought to implement one versus the other? These are the topics we will explore in this whitepaper.
Components - A Prerequisite for SOA
SOA is the future, but SOA-based software will not deliver real advantages unless it is built on a large number of small software components.
Critical Prerequisites for Mobile Field Service Solutions
Field Service organizations are challenged with providing those involved in the service process with a way to view, create, and update service related data from their remote and often rapidly changing locations. Learn how a robust Mobile Field Service Software solution will satisfy this challenge.
Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs SQL Server
This whitepaper examines how the two most popular databases, SQL Server and Oracle, compare in their ability to support enterprise software for (SMB), middle market and enterprise-level situations. Should the database be a consideration in the selection process at all, and if so, what role should it play?
Design, Operate and Maintain for the Utility Industry
Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) – key concepts in asset management and maintenance, repair and operation. Utility facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.
Designed for Quality Assurance
Learn to use IFS Applications to achieve ISO/TS 16949, the global standard for quality control in the automotive industry.
Document Management File Handling Architecture
This white paper explains the architecture of IFS Document Management (Docman) in IFS Applications 8. It shows the flow of data through the application, with a focus on how files are handled.
DPAS Ratings and Selecting ERP for Aerospace and Defense
DPAS ratings are driven by regulation, but can be turned into a competitive advantage in the market for an aerospace and defense contractor or manufacturer running the right software. Selecting the right ERP, EAM and other enterprise software is a challenge, and this whitepaper contains tips for a successful selection.
eCommerce for ETO
Engineer to Order (ETO) companies can in fact use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies to improve customer service, reduce waste and increase profits. This whitepaper outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO eCommerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators and customers.
Enable Project-Based Manufacturing with Business Software
Learn to use technology to mitigate the risks of project-centric manufacturing, which involves outsourcing, short product lifecycles and lower volumes.
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