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Most ERP Inadequate for Global, Complex Business Study Report

Most ERP Inadequate for Global, Complex Business Study Report
One Key Finding:
Only 33 percent of respondents rated their ERP’s handling of equipment maintenance and enterprise asset management better than neutral.
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Interest in Enterprise 2.0: Social ERP in 2013

Interest in Enterprise 2.0: Social ERP in 2013
Facebook in the Factory? This new IFS study reveals that there is stronger interest in ERP/social media integration by companies over $100 million in revenue. Download the full study report.
  • 57% of respondents from companies with $100+ million in revenue said they thought integration with social media would be an important factor in ERP selection in the future.
  • Only 50% of executives from companies with $50-$100 million in revenue said the same.

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TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in Field Service Management

TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in Field Service Management
Download the new TEC report to learn more about the two modules that IFS Field Service Management has located in the Dominant Zone: Workforce Forecasting and Planning; and Integration.

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Survey Report: How M&A Activity Affects ERP Users

Survey Report: How M&A Activity Affects ERP Users
Major Topics Explored:
What percentage of companies are impacted by acquisitions?
What concerns to customers have when their enterprise software they use is acquired?

Key Finding: 90% of those affected by M&A’s in ERP industry have concerns.
 

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2014 Built-In Business Intelligence

2014 Built-In Business Intelligence
Embedded BI in Manufacturing Study
Study Results: This NEW IFS study looks at the extent which manufacturers have adopted a Business Intelligence (BI) strategy and how they are incorporating BI into their ERP solution.

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ARC Advisory Group's EAM and Field Service Management Report

ARC Advisory Group's EAM and Field Service Management Report
IFS was recently ranked as the #1 leading EAM software supplier for oil and gas, aerospace and defense, and #2 in complex MRO from market data gathered by the ARC Advisory Group.

Read ARC Advisory Group's Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management Report - Five Year Market Analysis and Technology Forecast through 2017 to learn more.

http://www.arcweb.com/market-studies/pages/enterprise-asset-management.aspx


Mobility in EAM Software Study

Mobility in EAM Software Study
Study Results: This NEW IFS study provides insight into the extent to which enterprise data is accessible on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets while engaging in maintenance work.

High Level Findings: Companies currently involved with industrial maintenance report relatively low levels of and quality of access to enterprise service and asset management data from mobile devices.

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Mobility in the Field Service Management Space Study

Mobility in the Field Service Management Space Study
Study Results: This NEW IFS study reflects how field service technicians and maintenance professionals access enterprise data from handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablets while in the field.
 
NEW Study Findings:
  • Companies currently involved with field service management report relatively low levels of and quality of access to enterprise service and asset management data from mobile devices.
  • While 82% of respondents said they had at least some access to data from mobile devices, less than 40% said they were currently using this access to perform work.

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Cloud Hosting Preferences for ERP Software Study

Cloud Hosting Preferences for ERP Software Study
Study Results: In this NEW study, IFS measured the level of usage, awareness of and preference for software-as-a-service (SaaS) versus on-premise and other cloud-based delivery models when it comes to delivering mission-critical applications like ERP.

High Level Findings:
  1. Usage of SaaS ERP is low in this sector, between 5-20%.
  2. Interest in SaaS is lower than for on-premise and traditional hosting.
  3. The vast majority of respondents have some level of familiarity with SaaS.
  4. While Private Cloud has not received the coverage in the IT and business media that SaaS has, respondents were slightly more interested in Private Cloud than they were in SaaS.

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Complexity in Industrial ERP: Getting Back to One Version of the Truth

Complexity in Industrial ERP: Getting Back to One Version of the Truth
This study illuminates:
•How companies in a number of industries face increasing complexity by way of diversification towards more demanding business models.
•The fact that integration is key to supporting these new and complex business models and processes.
•The degree to which more complex industrial businesses are now forced to rely on a variety of different enterprise software applications. This increases license and maintenance cost and non-value added work while decreasing efficiency.

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How Well Does ERP Facilitate Project Based Business Models?

How Well Does ERP Facilitate Project Based Business Models?
In September 2012, a study was conducted among manufacturing executives and professionals of middle market to large manufacturers to better understand how well current enterprise resource planning (ERP) options meet the needs of companies in project-driven industries including:
•Engineer to order manufacturing.
•Aerospace and defense manufacturing.
•Engineering, procurement and construction contracting.
•Asset-intensive business like batch process manufacturing.

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TEC Report: IFS - Becoming a Serious Field Service

TEC Report: IFS - Becoming a Serious Field Service
Read as Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) discusses IFS's position in the field service management industry, as a broad mobile workforce management system that leverages its product synergies and expertise. 

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Mobilizing Service Management: IFS Acquires Metrix

Mobilizing Service Management: IFS Acquires Metrix
Read the Aberdeen Group's report on IFS's Acquisition of Metrix and how it will make IFS's mobile solution footprint even stronger for the field service management market.

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Review of IFS EAM Solution by Western Management Consultants

Review of IFS EAM Solution by Western Management Consultants
"For asset-intensive companies, IFS combines the best of two worlds – a top-quality, best-of-breed, standalone EAM solution, and the efficiency and effectiveness of full integration with Engineering, ERP, Project Management, HR, and many other comprehensive modules." - David Berger, Director, Western Management Consultants.

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Aberdeen Group - Field Service 2012 - The Right Technician Report

Aberdeen Group - Field Service 2012 - The Right Technician Report
Access Aberdeen's new Field Service report for free. This report, based on a recent field service survey of 220 organizations, reveals that 65% of incoming service requests require a filed visit or a dispatch. Nearly 26% of these dispatches require a secondary or additional follow up visits. Thus making effective management of field resources and overall field service organization vital to business success. Read more free today!

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Survey Report: Importance of Asset Integrity Management

Survey Report: Importance of Asset Integrity Management
In early 2012, a study was conducted among manufacturing executives and professionals of middle-large manufacturers to better understand the role EAM/CMMS solutions play today.
This study reveals that:
EAM and CMMS are still not widely adopted today.
Other applications and spreadsheets still play a big role in tracking training requirements.
Document management is still a big opportunity.

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TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in the Mining Industry

TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in the Mining Industry
IFS Applications 7.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of ERP solutions for the mining industry in the ERP Evaluation Center.

Download this report to learn more about the six IFS Applications modules that are located in the Dominant Zone: Financials, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Project Management, and Maintenance Management.

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TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in Mixed-Mode Manufacturing

TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in Mixed-Mode Manufacturing
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announces that the IFS product IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of Mixed-Mode manufacturing ERP solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP software.

This report provides high-level graphs identifying IFS’ functional focus and competitive strengths within ERP Mixed-Mode Manufacturing. Download today and discover the IFS Applications modules that are located in the Dominant Zone.

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TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in EAM and CMMS

TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in EAM and CMMS
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that the IFS product IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise asset management (EAM)–computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) solutions in the Asset Management Evaluation Center. The Asset Management Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of EAM/CMMS software.

This report provides high-level graphs identifying IFS’ functional focus and competitive strengths within EAM and CMMS. Download today and discover that ALL of IFS Applications modules are located in the Dominant Zone.

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TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in ETO Manufacturing

TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in ETO Manufacturing
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announces that the IFS product IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of ETO manufacturing ERP solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP software.

This report provides high-level graphs identifying IFS’ functional focus and competitive strengths within ERP-ETO Manufacturing. Download today and discover the IFS Applications modules that are located in the Dominant Zone.

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TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in Discrete Manufacturing

TEC's Report: IFS Applications Dominant in Discrete Manufacturing
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announces that the IFS product IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing ERP solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The ERP Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of ERP software.

This report provides high-level graphs identifying IFS’ functional focus and competitive strengths within ERP-Discrete Manufacturing. Download today and discover that ALL of IFS Applications modules are located in the Dominant Zone.

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IFS ERP Mobility Survey Report

IFS ERP Mobility Survey Report
A recent study was conducted among manufacturing executives and professionals of mid to large manufacturersto better understand their interest in and demand for mobile device access to enterprise applications.

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IFS Usability Survey Report - Does ERP Mean Excel Runs Production?

IFS Usability Survey Report - Does ERP Mean Excel Runs Production?
In mid-2011, a study was conducted among manufacturing executives and professionalsof mid to large manufacturers to understand how usability challenges may cause individuals to work outside the system of record. This causes the manufacturer to lose value as employees use other systems.

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Plant Services - Make Asset Management Software Your Biggest Asset Part 1

Plant Services - Make Asset Management Software Your Biggest Asset Part 1

Topics Include:
  • How CMMS and outsourced maintenance must be coordinated
  • The CMMS evolution
  • Asset Care program reduces labor and improves reliability
  • Implementing or upgrading your CMMS project

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Plant Services - Make Asset Management Software Your Biggest Asset Part 2

Plant Services - Make Asset Management Software Your Biggest Asset Part 2

Topics Include:
  • How to use projects to master asset management
  • The nature of failure
  • Device Verses
  • PAS 55 and asset management software

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Usability and Agility of ERP Solutions Study Report

Usability and Agility of ERP Solutions Study Report
The major areas explored in this study include:
• Ease of use with current enterprise application solutions.
• Hurdles and challenges of current ERP solutions.
• Time wasters when using enterprise application solutions.
• Importance of usability features when purchasing new enterprise software applications.
• And more.

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ERP Solutions in the Green Supply Chain and Multi-Mode Manufacturing

ERP Solutions in the Green Supply Chain and Multi-Mode Manufacturing
Released February 21, 2011 - In December 2010, a study of middle market to large manufacturers was conducted by IFS North America and Affinity Research Solutions, among manufacturing executives and professionals to better understand how business software applications like ERP and EAM play a role in their company’s green supply chain initiatives.

The major areas explored in this study include:

Green Supply Chain
• Manufacturers’ role in the green supply chain process.
• Types of environmental information shared.
• Overall impact on organization.
• Market-based and regulatory drivers.
• Current methods of exchanging environmental and chemical information
• How effectively ERP/EAM software is to manage green supply chain programs.

Multi-Mode Manufacturing
• Current business and manufacturing models.
• How ERP/EAM software fits with manufacturing modes and how it can accommodate multiple modes.
• How ERP/EAM software performs in various modes of manufacturing.
• Frequency of change in manufacturing modes and what is prompting the change.

Download the full report today!

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Enterprise 2.0 in Industrial ERP Study

Enterprise 2.0 in Industrial ERP Study
The findings conclude that:
• The ability to integrate with external social media tools on the public internet does not weigh heavily on the selection process for ERP. However the adoption of social media functions to include collaborative and communication capabilities is viewed with importance but is not seen as a major influencer.
• Manufacturing executives are optimistic about the potential benefits of social functionally embedded in ERP and realize that there could be great value if their ERP application includes features that mirror the functionality of online social networking tools.
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2010 Project Management Technology and the Manufacturing Recovery Report

2010 Project Management Technology and the Manufacturing Recovery Report
This study was conducted by a third-party research organization on the state of Project Based Solutions (PBS) in the manufacturing space. This study is based on a survey of 341 manufacturing executives from companies between $100 million and several billion dollars in revenue. Respondents were asked to categorize themselves based on how project-dependent their business was and the degree to which their project management tools were integrated with their ERP solution. They also described their capabilities in the important areas of risk management, their degree of awareness about PBS and the benefits they expect or receive from PBS solutions. Respondents also answered questions about how they plan to ramp back up during the economic recovery, and the role they see for PBS in managing that process.
See the full study results now!

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Oil and Gas Investor Survey with IFS

Oil and Gas Investor Survey with IFS
In an attempt to better understand the importance of information-system applications use in the energy industry, global enterprise-applications company IFS commissioned a survey on unified management of project asset-life-cycles to evaluate energy companies’ current integrated information systems capabilities in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, as well as that of service providers.

Read the article entitled - Survey: Energy Companies and Their Service Providers Can Still Improve In Information Systems Management ‘Best Practices’ featured in Oil and Gas Investor.

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2010 IFS Advanced Manufacturing  Software Trends Study

2010 IFS Advanced Manufacturing Software Trends Study
In November, 2009, a study was conducted by a third-party research organization among manufacturing executives and professionals to better understand how manufacturers anticipate enterprise software including enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and other company-wide software solutions, can help them in these three under-researched areas.
1. Developing greater communications internally and with customers and partners through the use of social computing applications.
2. Improving productivity and reducing costs by implementing enterprise software that facilitates “green” business processes.
3. Establishing processes to manage and safeguard intellectual capital as businesses experience workforce attrition due to the aging of the population.

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Aberdeen Group Report - December 2008

Aberdeen Group Report - December 2008
ERP in Complex Manufacturing - Improving Collaboration and Visibility

Complex manufacturers face a variety of challenges made even more difficult by the complexity of their product, and manufacturing processes. Best-in-Class complex manufacturers are creating a collaborative environment to integrate functionality to produce quality, speed, and agility. The end result provides visibility from the initial engineering design through manufacturing, to quality control and customer service, leading to more profitable business and greater customer satisfaction.


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CIMdata Report - August 2009

CIMdata Report - August 2009
IFS PLM for Project Based Solutions

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ERP Usability Study

ERP Usability Study

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