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IFS customers shed light on the core role of data in servitization and XaaS This article is sponsored by:

Manufacturing industry started building servitization business models even before the software industry discovered SaaS and XaaS. Connected data is central to both.

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Sage and Sage Intacct at the crossroads - why Sage Transform marked a change in cloud direction This article is sponsored by:

This year's Sage Transform event marked a big turning point in the future of Sage Intacct - and Sage itself. How the Sage Digital Network changes customer options lies at the center. Here's how I got there, including my sit down with Sage CEO Steve Hare.

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How SNC-Lavalin uses VMware’s virtual desktop infrastructure platform to boost productivity This article is sponsored by:

Employees at the engineering and construction giant use the platform to log in from around the world and collaborate on crucial design work.

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Mapping a path to industry success through the ecosystem of systems This article is sponsored by: IFS logo

Every organization has a complex mix of traditional applications, functional components, and external partnerships. Christian Pedersen of IFS argues for a better approach to human-machine co-ordination to achieve the Moment of Service.

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Taking spreadsheets out of the supply planning process at Extreme Networks This article is sponsored by:

Network equipment supplier Extreme Networks has removed multiple spreadsheets from its supply chain management after putting in a new data warehouse and Kinaxis planning software.

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Tetra Pak switches on IFS to get people, parts and tools on site, on time This article is sponsored by:

In field service, there's no point in sending an engineer before the parts and tools arrive on site. Food packaging giant Tetra Pak will switch on IFS Cloud to improve scheduling and support its servitization journey.

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Sage Intacct Manufacturing makes noise at Sage Transform - but why cloud manufacturing, and why now? This article is sponsored by:

Why Sage Intacct Manufacturing, and why now? Cloud-native manufacturing is a notable move, but it raises questions - not the least of which is market demand. At Sage Transform 2022, I got some answers.

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Enterprise hits and misses - office workers Zoom into video fatigue, big tech chases connected cars, and Meta scores a (rare) metaverse win This article is sponsored by:

This week - knowledge workers are back in the office: to do video calls and virtual meetings. Big tech doubles down on connected cars, while Meta nabs a metaverse deal with Microsoft. Fall events roll on, and fake employees make the whiffs section.

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Sage Transform '22 news review - the context behind the top stories This article is sponsored by:

Sage Transform 2022 wasn't short on news. But there's a big story flying under the radar here - and it impacts customers across Sage, well beyond Sage Intacct. Here's my opinionated take on the show's top stories.

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The smart and connected factory is made possible by automation This article is sponsored by: InforLogo_272x153px_withpadding

Automation is complex - especially in the manufacturing industry. Will the automation trend continue to accelerate? Infor's Henning Dransfeld looks at some examples of smart connected factories

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Does cloud ERP provide a hedge against economic uncertainty? Acumatica CEO John Case weighs in, as the R2 release comes out This article is sponsored by:

Acumatica's R2 release virtual event is tomorrow - time to speak to Acumatica's CEO about what's changed. That provokes the question: can cloud ERP help companies in an economic downturn? Let's dig in.

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Here's how manufacturers are taking the first step into outcome-based services This article is sponsored by: ServiceMaxLogo-PrimaryBlueGreen

For many manufacturing organizations, there isn’t an explicit demand for outcome-based services - but the tide is turning. Sumair Dutta of ServiceMax shares how and where customers are looking to their manufacturing and service partners for outcomes.

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Manufacturers are embracing the ESG imperative - now they must find the technology to bring it to life This article is sponsored by: IFS logo

Manufacturing executive teams need an ERP system that goes beyond compliance to satisfy ESG-related demands. Christian Pedersen shares key takeaways from the latest IFS sustainability report on the important enablers.

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Good vibrations - how Augury’s AI sounds like factory uptime This article is sponsored by:

The CEO of AI unicorn Augury talks about the hidden connection between soundwaves and manufacturing output

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