IFS Radio Network (technology)
IFS Radio Network is an award-winning podcast from IFS, a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. Join your hosts, Antony Bourne and Anders Lundin, as they interview highly-experienced, world-leading business experts, each bringing their unique perspectives and insights, and discussing business technology and software trends, management ideas and industry-specific issues. Read more at www.IFSWORLD.com.

We live in a data driven world, and in business, almost every department relies on it to make decisions, develop strategies and to prove results. While it is an asset, sifting through data can be tedious and time consuming. As a result, organizations have turned to business applications to provide insight and automate the data analysis process.

These applications increase a company's visibility into their operation by collecting, organizing, and displaying data for actionable insights in real-time. Visual Insights, however, takes that process a step further by displaying that information visually in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-digest way. Visualization is the key to informed decision making for every department, for every level, company-wide.

Direct download: IFS20Radio20Network202016-02.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:46pm UTC

Martin Gunnarsson, Director of Product Strategies & IFS Labs, looks beyond today’s expectations of enterprise software in a keynote address at the IFS World Conference 2015 in Boston on May 8, 2015.

Direct download: IRN_MartinGunnarsson_WoCo15.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:19am UTC

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) a real thing or a lot of marketing hype? In this episode, IFS North America CTO Rick Veague offers a no-nonsense overview of IoT. And IFS Product Product Manager Andrew Lichey and Product Director Jorgen Rogde discuss how IoT is a real market force, specifically in field service management software.

Direct download: IoT-Field-Service-Management.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:42pm UTC

With the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro, we have a tablet computer capable of running touch-enabled ERP software with the capability to extend the touchscreen with a keyboard for longer form text. In this episode, IFS guru Martin Gunnarsson discusses how the Microsoft Surface Pro is a game changer for ERP and how ERP must adapt to allow users to take maximum advantage.

Direct download: ERP-for-Tablets-Hybrids.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:22am UTC

According to analysts, as many as 80 percent of business intelligence projects fail to meet expectations. Here, IFS Chief Technology Officer Dan Matthews discusses operational business intelligence (BI). Operational BI typically involves analytical views, dashboards or cockpits in the operational screens of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) product. Matthews discusses the trend towards and benefits of operational BI and offers tips for successful overarching BI projects as well.

Direct download: Operational-Business-Intelligence.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:40pm UTC

What role does ERP software play in the governance, risk and compliance discipline? And how is this affected by VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity)? In this episode, Jonathan Gross, principal/corporate counsel of the ERP consulting firm Pemeco, offers a definition of GRC and offers tips for managing risk and compliance in the age of VUCA.

Direct download: ERP-for-GRC-and-VUCA.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:43pm UTC

Select EAM, field service and field ERP software news from IFS, including new customer announcements in industrial manufaturing/field service management, maritime, energy and utilities and automotive manufacturing.

Direct download: erp-podcast-9-14.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:26pm UTC

Q2 and year to date financials for IFS AB from CEO Alastair Sorbie and CFO Paul Smith. Two new partner announcements, in keeping with IFS' stated plan to grow its ecosystem. Plus new deals and enterprise resource planning (ERP) go-live information from around the world.

Direct download: ERP-Podcast-7-2014.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:33pm UTC

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has come a long way when it comes to the ability to support businesses operating at multiple locations. But there are still challenges faced by businesses that want to extend ERP across a number of sites in a single or multiple countries or geographies. Here, IFS expert Jakob Bjorklund makes the case for unified multi-site ERP and offers workarounds for the problems a company may encounter.

Direct download: multi-site-ERP.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:00pm UTC

News of IFS focusing on the 2013 Annual Report and Q1 2014 financial results. Features comments from CEO Alastair Sorbie and CFO Paul Smith.

Direct download: ERP-Podcast-4-2014.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:21pm UTC