Yorktel Selects IFS Applications ERP Solution
an Eatontown, New Jersey-based pioneer and innovator in the audio, video
and web collaboration industry, has selected IFS Applications for its
enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
Yorktel offers total managed conferencing services, consulting,
integration and operational services, professional video production and
postproduction for visual communication solutions such as
videoconferencing, streaming media, video on demand, custom media studio
and room design and multimedia network management.
After the conclusion of a thorough ERP selection process, Yorktel
chose IFS Applications and will implement IFS Business Performance, IFS
Financials, IFS Distribution, IFS Manufacturing, IFS Engineering/Product
Design, IFS Maintenance, IFS Sales and Support, and IFS Human Resources.
“IFS’ project-based solution stood out for its ability to adapt to
our changing business needs and market changes, right out of the box,”
Yorktel Chief Executive Officer Ron Gaboury said. “We have experienced
tremendous business growth over the past few years and we found our
current business system wasn’t agile enough to support such growth. So
our number one priority is the migration of our current system to a next
generation ERP solution like IFS Applications to support the future
growth of Yorktel.”
Yorktel also is looking forward to gaining increased visibility into
its projects with IFS Applications. Gaboury believes the solution will
help Yorktel react faster to customer demands, communicate more complete
real-time data regarding customer projects in process and schedule its
resources more efficiently.”
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Applications Found “Dominant” in the Mining Industry by
IFS Applications 7.5
IFS Applications has been ranked in
the dominant zone for enterprise resource planning (ERP)
software for the mining industry by third-party analyst group Technology
According to the report:
“IFS Applications has six modules located in the
Dominant Zone: Financials, Inventory Management,
Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Project
Management, and Maintenance Management.
IFS Applications’ strength in these modules is due to
its smartly designed and well balanced software and high
support level in all six mentioned modules - an
essential need for businesses of medium or larger size.
Note that IFS Applications achieved a maximal functional
focus score for the Project Management module.”
This report provides high-level graphs identifying IFS’
functional focus and competitive strengths within the
Download the entire report to see how other IFS
Applications modules stack up against the average of
other solutions on the market!
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Free White Paper: IFS Touch Apps
Apps are perhaps the biggest phenomenon to hit our
lives as digital consumers in
recent years. However the use of apps, beyond mobile
e-mail, is still low in business organizations.
Challenges with skills shortage, historic lack of
packaged apps from business software vendors, and IT
concerns around deployment, manageability and
security, are all factors behind this. These
challenges are being addressed by the IT industry.
At IFS we believe that we are now at a tipping point
where we will see availability and uptake of apps
usage in business increase rapidly.
IFS support the use of apps within business,
together with IFS Applications, through IFS Touch
Apps - a series of Smartphone apps for Google’s
Android and Apple’s iOS platforms.
Continue reading this white paper to learn more
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Podcast: Mobile ERP Security
Consumerization of enterprise IT, bring
your own device (BYOD), smart phones, tablets, pads … all are changing
the balance of power when it comes to enterprise IT security.
As tools like IFS Touch Apps make more
enterprise data available on handhelds that are easily lost or stolen
and are not under direct control of an IT department, how do you
mitigate the risk? In this month’s interview episode of the IFS Radio
Network podcast series. IFS North America Chief Technology Officer Rick
Veague discusses these security challenges… as well as technology and
management strategies for dealing with them.
"Whether the CIO or
VP likes it or not, users are going to find a way to get
corporate information assets on their devices, and that
raises all kinds of questions about security and control.
Some people would argue that this is a new problem that we
are facing, but I would argue that if we went back a few
years when all data was disseminated on paper, we really had
the same problem. Executives carried sensitive customer
information around on pieces of paper in their brief cases,
which were easily lost or parted with. This is not a new
problem organizations face – it is just a different set of
technology constraints on how to solve it."
~ Rick Veague, CTO, IFS North America
Soil Machine Dynamics Selects IFS to Help Improve
the global enterprise applications company, today
announced that Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has chosen
IFS Applications as its new Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) system. With IFS Applications, SMD will integrate
the project-centric business’s processes across a number
of locations, delivering benefits including improved
operational efficiency and better project management.
The contract represents a substantial investment by SMD
and is the single largest IT project in the company’s
Founded in 1971, SMD provides the world’s largest
range of subsea remotely operated vehicle systems (ROVs)
from work-class to more specialist vehicles such as
trenching and cable burials, which are used when, for
example, organizations need to lay and protect telecoms
cables under the sea. The company’s specialist equipment
is also used in subsea mining, marine renewable energy
and nuclear decommissioning sectors.
Richard Lowery, Finance Director at SMD, said, “SMD
currently has a number of disparate IT systems, used for
managing different aspects of the business. As the
business has grown significantly over the past few
years, we realized the need for an integrated end-to-end
IT solution that would provide a platform to support
growth and improve efficiency across the entire
IFS Applications 7.5 will be used to handle the
design, engineering and manufacturing of SMD’s systems,
and the management of the projects for a wide range of
customers. As part of the contract, SMD will also
receive Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) functionality
via IFS Applications, ensuring that the company can keep
track of each system - from its initial design to its
assembly and use in the field.
According to Richard, SMD selected IFS for a number
of reasons, including the company’s track record in the
industry and its proven ability to deploy its ERP
application seamlessly and on time. “Most importantly,”
said Richard, “the solution offered by IFS closely
matched our requirements – better than other options we
considered. IFS Applications allows our business to be
more agile and adaptable: better able to meet our
constantly changing operational needs, and our evolving
business needs. At the same time, it helps us to retain
the high quality of customer service that has led us to
be the number one independent designer of ROVs.”
Nucor Steel Presents at the ARC World Industry Forum
Great job to Tom Massey from
IFS customer Nucor Steel for presenting at the
ARC World Industry Forum
His topic was Strategies to Achieve Operational
Excellence in Asset Performance Management.
You can view some previous presentations by Tom from
the IFS Customer Summit in 2011 posted to the
IFS Download Center - Media
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Events: Meet IFS This
PPRM - Pulp & Paper Reliability & Maintenance
March 12-15, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina
Hear IFS's Keynote Speaker!
Attend PPRM and listen to the topic "Cut 42% of the capital tied in spare parts by
utilizing fractional living" by keynote speaker Anders Lif from IFS.
April 10-11, 2012 in Ottawa Canada
Visit IFS at Booth #37
This will be IFS' first year exhibiting at Mari-Tech, so stop by and
Soon after its formation in 1976, CIMarE began the annual practice of
holding technical conferences in conjunction
an Annual General Meeting. The first Mari-Tech was hosted by the
Atlantic Branch in 1979. Since that time, the Institute has, each year,
provided a positive learning and networking opportunity for the marine
April 16-19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Visit IFS at the Show!
IFS will be exhibiting at Field Service
2012. This show is the leading
service and support event that attracts senior-level service and support
professionals from 15 different manufacturing industries including
Aerospace, Medical Device Manufacturing, Hi-Tech Electronic,
Semi-Conductor and Capital Equipment, Construction, Automotive,
Telecommunications Equipment, Energy, Industrial and Agricultural
Equipment and more!
Offshore Technology Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2012 in
Stop by and visit IFS at
IFS will be exhibiting at
the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) again this year. Founded in
1969, OTC is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore
resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and
OTC ranks among the largest
200 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 10
largest meetings in terms of attendance. Attendance consistently exceeds
50,000, and more than 2,000 companies participate in the exhibition. OTC
includes attendees from around the globe, with more than 110 countries
represented at recent conferences. Join IFS at OTC this April!
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Meet the IFS Team
Each month the IFS customer newsletter
will feature an IFS employee.
This month's spotlight is on:
Regional Account Manager
"I have been
working in sales for IFS for two years now, and I work from the
The thing I like most about working for IFS is how committed
everyone is to the organization.
personal note, my wife's name is Michelle and we have a dog
One of my favorite vacation
spots is Scottsdale, Arizona. And some day I'd like to travel to
In my free time
hockey, golf and tennis. While in high school, I even won two
state tennis doubles titles.
fact about me is in the past four years, I've lived in three
different states. I think I'm done moving for awhile."
IFS LEADS THE WAY IN INNOVATION
For almost three decades, IFS
has been at the forefront of innovation. As
business requirements have evolved due to
changing market environments, we have provided
market-leading functionality within four core
processes: service and asset; projects;
manufacturing; and supply chain.
Blazing the trail is IFS Labs, our in-house
think-tank, where cutting-edge concepts and
ideas become innovative, user-centric business
solutions. Currently, IFS Labs is exploring the
business potential of touch-screen ERP for
tablet computers, speech-based command
recognition, augmented reality applications in a
business context, and the next generation of
smartphone apps within the IFS Touch Apps
IFS Applications is an agile business
software solution that supports the specific
requirements of your market while providing you
with an advanced platform that accommodates
future technology trends.
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NEW CUSTOMER STORY
Manufacturer Uniweld Products, Inc. has been
running IFS Applications since 2001. After its
initial go-live, the company realized a number
of benefits including reduced inventory,
expedited order handling and streamlined front
office processes. Uniweld management has also
become power users of IFS Document Management.
Read the full story.