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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.
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.
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.
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.
Enhancements in version 5.6 include Android mobility, Windows Mobile, dynamic scheduling and appointment booking, and an extensive field service management suite.
This eBook provides insight into how to use reporting, statistical analysis, visual summaries and Manufacturing Intelligence to attain more value from operational data.
The Butantan Institute is a Brazilian biomedical research center affiliated to the São Paulo State Secretary of Health.
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.
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.
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.
Fairbanks Scales is now running IFS Metrix Service Management, encompassing service functions ranging from work orders, service inventories, contract management and mobility.
Instron’s implementation involves five manufacturing sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy and 17 sales/service sites throughout the world.
Atlas Pipeline gathers and processes natural gas for ultimate transportation to end user commercial, industrial, and residential markets.
IFS says traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not meeting all of the needs of project-driven companies.
The contract includes licenses and services worth $11.5 million.
The ERP software will be used at MTG's machining and fabricating manufacturing sites located in Michigan and Indiana.
TNPI will use the software to integrate preventative maintenance records, asset data, equipment histories, and other pipeline data.
IMCO Engineering & Construction, based in Kuwait and Qatar, will use IFS to streamline processes such as project and contract management.
Technip implemented ERP at its Flexi France site to improve production management of flexible pipe for the oil & gas industry.
Communications Systems selected IFS Applications ERP solution to replace its legacy enterprise systems.
Meggitt will implement IFS Business Performance, Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Engineering/Product Design, Maintenance, Sales and Support, and Human Resources.
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.
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.
Microseismic licensed IFS Business Performance, Service Management, Project Management, Document Management, FS Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing software.
With the implementation of IFS ERP, Richco achieved a 25 percent reduction in inventory levels and reduced administrative time.
APS will implement IFS ERP software at 14 sites, including 10 in the United States and four in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Manufacturing is getting more complex and ERP software is not adequately addressing that complexity, leaving manufacturers with disjointed and inadequate technology.
Almost 77 percent of manufactures participating in a recent survey said they are currently required by their customers to report on their environmental impact.
Huber SE, a manufacturer of machinery and equipment for wastewater treatment, selected IFS Applications as its corporate ERP solution.
Casco Adhesives will implement IFS Eco-footprint Management, which will be used to analyze and document the environmental impact of its operations.
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.
PBS 3.0 incorporates all the benefits of a fully integrated ERP suite with specialized functionality for Project Control.
MultiPlus Solutions offers a complete ERP suite including finance, project control, maintenance, manufacturing, document management, and human resource management.
The EPC Toolkit provides system support for all the operational processes in an EPC project, including project management, engineering, material management and job costing.
Teknos will install ERP in its operations in Finland, Scandinavia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Slovenia and Russia.
Eco-footprint offers an enterprise standard methodology to comply with environmental and carbon footprint legislation around the world.
Sørco AS, one of Norways largest independent engineering companies, will use IFS/Engineering Register to support process, electrical, instrumentation and AEC/piping engineering.
IFS Applications software supports AutoCAD, AutoCAD Inventor, PRO/Engineer, and Solidworks, allowing each access to PDM and engineering data in real time.
IFS and ESRI are bringing geographical information systems and enterprise asset management together.
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.
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AII will integrate locations in the US, Europe and Asia, for improved communication, reduced transactions and consolidated visibility of critical business information.
IFS will manage and support the deployment of more than 5,500 engineers, providing access to project management resources including time reporting and expenses.
National Hydroelectric Power Corp., one of India's major power generation companies, signed a contract worth over $7 million to implement IFS Applications.
Applications 7.5 includes enhancements to support contractors working with engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) projects.
Belvac, which provides beverage can makers with machinery, implemented IFS ERP at its corporate headquarters to replace its existing MANMAN system.
In a deal worth $3 million, IFS Applications will be deployed in eight creameries and packing plants over nine months.
Seven Seas Water serves large industrial and commercial users of water by designing, building and managing desalination, wastewater and ultra-pure water plants.
IFS Defence Ltd acquired the British software company Information Science Consultants Ltd (iSC), headquartered in Cirencester, UK.
The partnership will primarily target the project-driven manufacturing, chemicals, energy, utilities, telecom, oil and gas industries.
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.
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.
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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