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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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IFS expert Stewart Hill shares insights on how advancing technology and highly optimized field service management and other service management software can improve the customer experience. Enterprise 2.0, scheduling optimizationmobile service and other topics are covered.


2012 IFS North America
Direct download: enhanced-customer-service-management-software18032014135937-80.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:05pm UTC

Breaking ERP, EAM and FSM software news from IFS, including new customer announcements in service management, oil and gas and power generation.


2012 IFS North America
Direct download: ERP-Podcast-3-2014.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:57pm UTC

RCM II expert Mike Schultz of The Asset Performance Group offers a definition of RCM II (RCM2) and discusses the differences between RCM and RCM II. He also offers insights on the role of enterprise asset management (EAM) software.


2012 IFS North America
Direct download: RCMII-definition.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:05pm UTC

IFS 2013 financial results and other news. Features commentary from CEO Alastair Sorbie and CFO Paul Smith.


2012 IFS North America
Direct download: ERP-Podcast-feb-14.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:59pm UTC