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IFS Applications
Developed using open, component-based technology, IFS Applications provide extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality, including customer

scm applications  (CRM); supply chain management (SCM); product lifecycle management (PLM); corporate performance management (CPM); enterprise asset management (EAM); and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. IFS Applications' service-oriented architecture (SOA) is designed to help companies collaborate with partners, suppliers, and customers. IFS Applications are a comprehensive business system for midsize and large organizations. In addition to the processes that are supported by all business systems, suc

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Wrights Group Selects IFS Applications


Wrights Group, a UK supplier of public transport vehicles, recently selected IFS Applications to manage its global operations. The agreement includes licenses, maintenance, and services worth approximately £1.2 million.

scm applications  and supply chain management (SCM).   In addition to industry focus, functional fit, and future upgrade path clarity, a big factor here was a direct services delivery option, which the customer preferred over the indirect channel delivery of other providers. Read More

One Vendor's Exploit of Marrying Infrastructure with Selling and Fulfillment Applications


For many manufacturers, distributors and retailers with a mishmash of disparate back-office business applications, Sterling Commerce, a traditional integration and communication provider, has recently unveiled a package designed to automate web-based commerce all the way from order capture to fulfillment and payment, as a result of bringing together a few prudent acquisitions over the last three years.

scm applications  its acquisitions were thoroughbred SCM applications providers, Sterling Commerce had long been an infrastructure supplier offering integration, EDI, and GDS solutions. This in itself may be problematic for some prospects—especially those suffering from FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) courtesy of Sterling's competitors. Although EDI and integration are integral to supply chains, Sterling Commerce must still contend with doubt about whether it, as an EDI provider, can become an SCM expert almost Read More

Unimin Selects IFS Applications


Unimin Corporation, North America’s largest supplier of frac sand, has selected IFS Applications 8 to assist in optimizing its supply chain and global operations.

scm applications  its supply chain management (SCM) needs and then roll out the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system over time.   Unimin will implement IFS Applications to some 600 users in a multiphase process over the next three years, beginning with its energy business. The suite will eventually cover all key areas, including SCM, manufacturing, engineering, human resources (HR), maintenance, financials and accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), business analytics, and web services, as well as a colla Read More

Vantaa Energy Chooses IFS Applications 8


IFS’ win streak from late 2012 seems to be flowing into 2013. On January 16, 2013, the global enterprise applications company announced that Vantaa Energy Ltd., one of Finland’s largest urban energy companies, has selected IFS Applications 8 to streamline its business processes. The Selection Rationale In September 2011, Vantaa Energy reportedly started to look for a new business

scm applications  management, supply chain management (SCM), assets and work management, service and contracts management, sustainability, financial management, human resource management, document management, and others. Overall total cost of ownership (TCO) —IFS had the lowest TCO based on Vantaa Energy’s calculation. Cost-effective and scalable, the IFS Applications suite can be used in large-scale enterprise deployments and as best-of-breed functionality. The contract includes licenses and services worth Read More

Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery


While most of its applications co-opetitors have been licking their wounds and bracing for a long summer drought, fat cash cushioned Microsoft has been putting together the pieces of its CRM (and likely the overall enterprise applications) strategy mosaic

scm applications  Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A ‘Still Nature’ Business Applications Scenery Microsoft Paints CRM Landscape On Lately A 'Still Nature' Business Applications Scenery P.J. Jakovljevic - August 15, 2002 Event Summary On July 11, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the largest software company in the world, fleshed out the contents of its recently pre-launched Microsoft Customer Relationship Management ( Microsoft CRM ) offerings for the mid-market, together with an indication of pricing. Read More

Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications


In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic success, which ultimately translates into increased value to the end customer. This paper illustrates how IFS Applications supports lean principles, particularly in the many manufacturing environments that require both rate-based (takt-driven) and order-based shop-floor execution.

scm applications  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic Read More

IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

scm applications  Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More

Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part I


I have done blog posts lately on how some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions while the other one was about how sourcing and procurement can help enterprises in a down economy. But in the meantime the global credit crunch has dawned with a vengeance. This has not only promoted the economic downturn and recession

scm applications  some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions while the other one was about how sourcing and procurement can help enterprises in a down economy . But in the meantime the global credit crunch has dawned with a vengeance. This has not only promoted the economic downturn and recession into possible prospects of a depression, but has also recently had economics and/or political pundits ranting and raving all over the cable news, pro Read More

Winning on the WAN: How to Validate Network Applications Before You Deploy


Making sure that your applications run properly over private and public wide area networks (WANs) is particularly challenging for applications that are sensitive to network conditions. The only way to have confidence that a given application will operate with acceptable performance once it is deployed is to test it under expected (and maybe unexpected) production network conditions—prior to deployment.

scm applications  on the WAN: How to Validate Network Applications Before You Deploy Making sure that your applications run properly over private and public wide area networks (WANs) is particularly challenging for applications that are sensitive to network conditions. The only way to have confidence that a given application will operate with acceptable performance once it is deployed is to test it under expected (and maybe unexpected) production network conditions—prior to deployment. Read More

Are ASP Applications Right for You? Part 1: Decision Factors


Like so many Internet conventions, the Application Service Provider (ASP), is really a combination of two 'old' concepts, turn key applications and outsourced services. Many of the lessons learned from these areas are directly applicable to ASP provided applications, and many of the same questions need to be asked and answered before a determination can be made on whether an ASP application should be considered.

scm applications  ASP Applications Right for You? Part 1: Decision Factors Are ASP Applications Right for You? Executive Summary    An Application Service Provider (ASP) provides an outsourced application to a firm, freeing the firm from hardware costs, training on the system operation, installation and system operation itself. Originally, ASP applications focused on a fairly narrow functional scope, however, as the market matures, the functionality the applications address is growing. It is now possible to contract Read More

Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II


Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and reduce working capital. It also introduced the question what might happen to global trade management (GTM) applications down the track. Indeed, what about this credit crunch and recession, and how will that affect the global trade

scm applications  Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and reduce working capital. It also introduced the question what might happen to global trade management (GTM) applications down the track. Indeed, what about this credit crunch and recession, and how will that affect the global trade, imports from China, Letters of credit (L/Cs), etc.? With Read More

A New Approach to Deploying and Managing JavaEE Applications


Deploying and migrating JaveEE applications is hard work, the kind that is error-prone, repetitive, and time-consuming, resulting in lost man-hours, soaring costs, and potential configuration issues that are bound to pop up later. In response to this complex environment, Phurnace Software has created a software application that accelerates the deployment of JavaEE applications and helps to minimize errors.

scm applications  New Approach to Deploying and Managing JavaEE Applications Deploying and migrating JaveEE applications is hard work, the kind that is error-prone, repetitive, and time-consuming, resulting in lost man-hours, soaring costs, and potential configuration issues that are bound to pop up later. In response to this complex environment, Phurnace Software has created a software application that accelerates the deployment of JavaEE applications and helps to minimize errors. Read More

How to Use Automation and Virtualization to Improve Service Levels of Your Applications


Across the globe, IT organizations are hindered by applications that were built in silos with tightly coupled dedicated hardware and software, resulting in systems which are too brittle to rapidly respond to new directives. The only way out is to create a more dynamic, real-time IT infrastructure—one that allows resources to be quickly repurposed to the most critical tasks.

scm applications  to Use Automation and Virtualization to Improve Service Levels of Your Applications Across the globe, IT organizations are hindered by applications that were built in silos with tightly coupled dedicated hardware and software, resulting in systems which are too brittle to rapidly respond to new directives. The only way out is to create a more dynamic, real-time IT infrastructure—one that allows resources to be quickly repurposed to the most critical tasks. Read More