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Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises
July 15, 2014

Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises

By Michael Roman, IFS
When an ERP implementation goes wrong, the damage extends beyond the user who does not know how to run a report or input a transaction, because the problem can escalate and spiral out of control until it makes its way to an unhappy customer. Fortunately, there are ERP selection and implementation best practices than can guard against such risks.

Facilitating ISO 14224 With EAM Software
June 20, 2014

Facilitating ISO 14224 With EAM Software

By Joachim Sahlqvist, IFS
ISO 14224 constitutes a “reliability language” that can be used to improve communication in oil & gas rig or facility operations and maintenance. This white paper shows how enterprise asset management (EAM) software that is prepackaged to support ISO 14224 can speed up compliance with the standard and ensure successful generation of valuable KPIs.

Most ERP Inadequate for Global, Complex Business
December 04, 2013

Most ERP Inadequate for Global, Complex Business

A study by IFS reveals that the overwhelming majority of manufacturers are running multiple manufacturing modes from multiple locations, and that their ERP software is not well equipped to handle it.

IFS says interest in ERP with social media may be leveling off
November 25, 2013

IFS says interest in ERP with social media may be leveling off

In the study, 54.8 percent of respondents said they thought integration with social media would be an important factor in ERP software selection in the future, whereas 58 percent had expressed that sentiment in 2010.

IFS upgrades Metrix Service Management software
October 08, 2013

IFS upgrades Metrix Service Management software

Enhancements in version 5.6 include Android mobility, Windows Mobile, dynamic scheduling and appointment booking, and an extensive field service management suite.

October 08, 2013

“Zen” of Manufacturing Intelligence e-book

This eBook provides insight into how to use reporting, statistical analysis, visual summaries and Manufacturing Intelligence to attain more value from operational data.

August 01, 2013

IFS to supply ERP to Butantan Institute in Brazil

The Butantan Institute is a Brazilian biomedical research center affiliated to the São Paulo State Secretary of Health.

June 13, 2013

IFS to supply ERP to Rhino Resource

Rhino produces metallurgical and steam coal in a variety of basins throughout the United States, leases coal through its Elk Horn subsidiary, and owns oil and gas acreage in the Utica and Cana Woodford areas.

May 24, 2013

IFS to supply ERP to CalsonicKansei in Brazil

CalsonicKansei manufactures climate control, electronics, engine cooling, exhaust, interior and automotive integration systems and has over 50 manufacturing sites across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Study says 75% of EAM Software Users have No Mobile Access
April 12, 2013

Study says 75% of EAM Software Users have No Mobile Access

Users of enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software report low levels of access to these systems through handheld mobile devices.

April 12, 2013

Fairbanks Scales uses IFS Metrix Service Management

Fairbanks Scales is now running IFS Metrix Service Management, encompassing service functions ranging from work orders, service inventories, contract management and mobility.

February 01, 2013

IFS supplies ERP to Instron

Instron’s implementation involves five manufacturing sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy and 17 sales/service sites throughout the world.

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January 24, 2013

IFS to supply ERP to Atlas Pipeline

Atlas Pipeline gathers and processes natural gas for ultimate transportation to end user commercial, industrial, and residential markets.



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November 04, 2012

85% of manufacturers need ERP but few have it

IFS says traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not meeting all of the needs of project-driven companies.

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November 01, 2012

IFS to supply ERP to Maersk Drilling

The contract includes licenses and services worth $11.5 million.

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IFS supplies ERP to Merrill Technologies
October 12, 2012

IFS supplies ERP to Merrill Technologies

The ERP software will be used at MTG's machining and fabricating manufacturing sites located in Michigan and Indiana.

August 08, 2012

IFS to supply EAM software to Trans-Northern Pipelines

TNPI will use the software to integrate preventative maintenance records, asset data, equipment histories, and other pipeline data.

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July 01, 2012

IFS supplies ERP to IMCO

IMCO Engineering & Construction, based in Kuwait and Qatar, will use IFS to streamline processes such as project and contract management.

Technip installs IFS Applications ERP
March 05, 2012

Technip installs IFS Applications ERP

Technip implemented ERP at its Flexi France site to improve production management of flexible pipe for the oil & gas industry.

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January 05, 2012

IFS to replace 20-year-old legacy ERP system

Communications Systems selected IFS Applications ERP solution to replace its legacy enterprise systems.

IFS to supply ERP to Meggitt (Maryland)
December 21, 2011

IFS to supply ERP to Meggitt (Maryland)

Meggitt will implement IFS Business Performance, Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Engineering/Product Design, Maintenance, Sales and Support, and Human Resources.

IFS Acquires LatinIFS in Brazil
December 15, 2011

IFS Acquires LatinIFS in Brazil

LatinIFS was established in 2004 and is an IFS Applications distributor in Latin America. The company is headquartered in São Paulo and has a site in Rio de Janeiro.

November 08, 2011

90% of users affected by ERP acquisitions

Study indicates that the majority of respondents say they are running ERP or other enterprise software from a software vendor that has been recently acquired.

IFS to supply ERP to MicroSeismic
November 01, 2011

IFS to supply ERP to MicroSeismic

Microseismic licensed IFS Business Performance, Service Management, Project Management, Document Management, FS Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing software.

Richco Reduces Inventory with IFS ERP
October 12, 2011

Richco Reduces Inventory with IFS ERP

With the implementation of IFS ERP, Richco achieved a 25 percent reduction in inventory levels and reduced administrative time.

August 04, 2011

IFS to supply ERP to Automated Packaging Systems

APS will implement IFS ERP software at 14 sites, including 10 in the United States and four in Europe.

ERP users prefer Excel
July 10, 2011

ERP users prefer Excel

According to a study of more than 281 manufacturing executives, 75 percent report using desktop spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel instead of their company’s ERP.

Most ERP users can't access software from mobile device
July 06, 2011

Most ERP users can't access software from mobile device

In the study of more than 281 manufacturing executives, only 27 percent of respondents were performing any functions in enterprise software using a mobile device.

April 26, 2011

ERP can hinder enterprise agility

Almost 60 percent of respondents to a study conducted for IFS North America said their ERP software slows them down and prevents their organizations from changing the way they do business.

April 25, 2011

ERP is hard to use says IFS

Almost 40 percent of respondents to a survey said that their enterprise software was “somewhat difficult to use,” 13 percent said “very difficult to use” and 1 percent said it was “almost impossible to use.”

February 24, 2011

ERP fails to keep pace with mixed-mode manufacturing

Manufacturing is getting more complex and ERP software is not adequately addressing that complexity, leaving manufacturers with disjointed and inadequate technology.

February 21, 2011

Study says most manufacturers in a green supply chain

Almost 77 percent of manufactures participating in a recent survey said they are currently required by their customers to report on their environmental impact.

January 04, 2011

IFS to supply ERP to Huber SE

Huber SE, a manufacturer of machinery and equipment for wastewater treatment, selected IFS Applications as its corporate ERP solution.

December 22, 2010

IFS Supplies ERP to Akzo Nobel Casco Adhesives

Casco Adhesives will implement IFS Eco-footprint Management, which will be used to analyze and document the environmental impact of its operations.

November 30, 2010

Study reveals interest in Enterprise 2.0

Interest in Enterprise 2.0 is real, but study data suggest that integration of ERP with existing social media tools available online is of limited value.

April 20, 2010

IFS adds project control to ERP software

PBS 3.0 incorporates all the benefits of a fully integrated ERP suite with specialized functionality for Project Control.

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August 13, 2009

IFS acquires MultiPlus Solutions

MultiPlus Solutions offers a complete ERP suite including finance, project control, maintenance, manufacturing, document management, and human resource management.

June 24, 2009

IFS releases EPC Toolkit for contractors in the oil & gas industry

The EPC Toolkit provides system support for all the operational processes in an EPC project, including project management, engineering, material management and job costing.

March 26, 2009

IFS supplies ERP to Finnish paint manufacturer

Teknos will install ERP in its operations in Finland, Scandinavia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Slovenia and Russia.

February 25, 2009

IFS releases Eco-footprint Management tool

Eco-footprint offers an enterprise standard methodology to comply with environmental and carbon footprint legislation around the world.

February 09, 2009

IFS to supply project management software to Sørco

Sørco AS, one of Norway’s largest independent engineering companies, will use IFS/Engineering Register to support process, electrical, instrumentation and AEC/piping engineering.

October 03, 2008

IFS integrates CAD with PDM software

IFS Applications software supports AutoCAD, AutoCAD Inventor, PRO/Engineer, and Solidworks, allowing each access to PDM and engineering data in real time.

June 16, 2008

IFS and ESRI add mapping to asset management

IFS and ESRI are bringing geographical information systems and enterprise asset management together.

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February 20, 2008

Prism Solar Technologies to install IFS ERP

Prism Solar will implement the IFS Applications product suite of mixed-mode manufacturing, which will be integrated with PLC and RF devices to automate its data collection processes.

February 11, 2008

Armstrong selects IFS ERP to standardize global operation

AII will integrate locations in the US, Europe and Asia, for improved communication, reduced transactions and consolidated visibility of critical business information.

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February 05, 2008

Segula Technologies uses IFS ERP to manage engineers

IFS will manage and support the deployment of more than 5,500 engineers, providing access to project management resources including time reporting and expenses.

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November 28, 2007

IFS supplies ERP to Hydroelectric Power company in India

National Hydroelectric Power Corp., one of India's major power generation companies, signed a contract worth over $7 million to implement IFS Applications.

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IFS releases CAD tool for engineering contractors
October 18, 2007

IFS releases CAD tool for engineering contractors

Applications 7.5 includes enhancements to support contractors working with engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) projects.

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IFS supplies ERP to Beverage Can Machinery Producer
September 27, 2007

IFS supplies ERP to Beverage Can Machinery Producer

Belvac, which provides beverage can makers with machinery, implemented IFS ERP at its corporate headquarters to replace its existing MANMAN system.

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September 18, 2007

IFS Applications to install ERP at First Milk

In a deal worth $3 million, IFS Applications will be deployed in eight creameries and packing plants over nine months.

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July 20, 2007

IFS supplies ERP to Seven Seas Water desalination company

Seven Seas Water serves large industrial and commercial users of water by designing, building and managing desalination, wastewater and ultra-pure water plants.

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July 13, 2007

IFS acquires UK software firm

IFS Defence Ltd acquired the British software company Information Science Consultants Ltd (iSC), headquartered in Cirencester, UK.

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June 29, 2007

IFS and Tata form alliance for Asset and Service Management

The partnership will primarily target the project-driven manufacturing, chemicals, energy, utilities, telecom, oil and gas industries.

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April 12, 2007

Radley becomes IFS Software Partner

Radley, a supplier of automated data collection and e-commerce solutions, has joined the global IFS Software Partner program. The two companies will cooperate on barcode/RFID data collection, warehouse automation, business activity monitoring, EDI, and supplier collaboration.

February 25, 2007

IFS signs Velocity Group as manufacturer's rep in Midwest

Velocity Group will sell IFS Applications' ERP software in the Midwest. Velocity Group has been selling another ERP solution throughout North America for the past seven years.

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June 01, 2006

IFS business software to integrate engineering, supply chain at Tec Industries

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced today that Tec Industries, LLC, a contract manufacturer of advanced carbon fiber composite products, has signed a contract to implement IFS Applications™ business software. The company will deploy the IFS system at its headquarters and manufacturing and distribution facility in Orange City, Iowa, and Quatro engineering and development facility in Poway, California.

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