Being paperless, going green or saving a tree: all these catchphrases have the goal of making us think about the resources we are consuming everyday, particularly paper.
Topics: IBM Maximo
Customer Experience is the mantra of Customer Success. With the paradigm shift towards Cloud Solutions, delivering a better customer experience has become even more valuable and essential in meeting customers’ needs and deeds. Transformation and constant changes for betterment have become not just necessary for survival but also key to growth. As rightly expressed by Sir Winston Churchill, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”.
While many of you have upgraded your Maximo environments to the latest and greatest IBM has to offer, some of you may still be contemplating making the move. You may still be seeking the answer to your question on how an upgrade would benefit your organization, while others are reaping the many benefits gained as a result of their upgrade.
Topics: IBM Maximo
Today, the global market’s ever-changing landscape poses several challenges. In fact, staying competitive is no longer simply a matter of efficiency and cost control in the organization. Successful companies are now driven towards the current and future needs of their customers. Businesses must ask themselves some key questions, among others:
Topics: The Supply Chain
Topics: Microsoft Dynamics
Professional services are changing, mainly because of the emergence of new technologies. In this regard, it is relevant to look at the trends that will shape the firm of the future. Rufus Franck, founder of Consultants 500, gives an interesting overview of the situation in his article The Future of Professional Services Industry . His extensive experience of more than 16 years in the professional services industry has led him to create a virtual platform which allows businesses to connect with each other to find business advisors.
The hidden factory represents all the energy spent on activities which create no value, generate waste, and are invisible to the organization. This factory is hidden because these activities are not included in any report or document, and are not counted.
In our last blog, “How to phase in IoT solutions to manufacturing”, we discussed how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions can help improve asset management and boost operational efficiencies.
''Although a software system is immaterial and not an object per se, many of its aspects embody beauty as simplicity: the design or concept’s efficiency, the structure’s purity and clarity, the code’s stringent organization, the running artifact or behavior’s reliability, and the system’s usability, its versatility, and its longevity as it morphs over time. And yet, the beauty of simplicity is easily spoiled by poor decisions, misguided features, and outdated assumptions about efficiency capstones. Particularly in IT, with its ethereal nature, simplicity is relegated to the inner layers, and too often remains unseen, implicit, and largely underappreciated.’’ - IEEE Computer Society, November 2013
An ERP system’s mission is to integrate business processes and deliver simplicity as a key benefit. In this regard its architecture simplicity and scalability needs to be the focus.
Plan and Populate vs Populate and Plan
When we want to build a Smart and well-functioning city, the first step is to develop an urban plan. The latter allows for the definition of the overall vision of land-use planning, and thus avoid any inconsistencies. Planning is an essential step in all areas. It is even more important when you build or develop a business. Even before undertaking an operational transformation, it is essential to understand and to have the data in hand to identify the objectives to be achieved.
Topics: Operational Performance