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Event Report: IFS World Conference 2012 – Innovations Abound Beyond ERP (#IFSWoCo2012)
Posted By R "Ray" Wang On October 15, 2012 @ 05:34 In aerospace & defense,Apps Strategy,business technology,BYOD,Chief Information Officer,Cloud,cloud computing,Cloud options,CMO,Constellation Research,Engagement,Enterprise,enterprise applications,enterprise apps,Enterprise apps strategy,Enterprise Class,Enterprise Software,enterprise strategy,ERP,event report,IFS,IFS North America,IFS World,mobile,Mobile Enterprise,News Analysis,Projects,R "Ray" Wang;,rwang0,Software Insider,SoftwareInsider,Technology Optimization,user conference,user event,user experience,user strategy,vendor strategy | 2 Comments
Key Themes Include Mobility, User Experience, and Innovation
Over 1100 IFS customers convened October 15th to 17th, 2012 in Gothenburg Sweden for the IFS World Conference. The conference brought together the world of projects, service and asset, manufacturing, and supply chain. The conference highlighted the:
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The Bottom Line: Users Seek Innovation In Enterprise Software That Aligns With Industry Specific Solutions
Conversations with over 35 IFS customers confirms recent survey work that shows mid-market customers seek turn-key, last mile solutions . Users turn to IFS as an alternative to SAP or Oracle for its innovation in mobile, user experience, and purpose built solutions. Over the next 24 to 36 months, prospects and customers can expect more innovation to be driven by vendors who deliver industry specific solutions. The Five Pillars Of Consumer Tech  (e.g. social mobile, cloud, big data, and unified communications) will continue to play a key role in driving enterprise innovations.
Have you considered a purpose built industry solution? Does user experience and mobility matter in your vendor selection? Ready to upgrae your ERP? How important is mobile for your organization? Add your comments to the blog or reach me via email: R (at) ConstellationRG (dot) com  or R (at) SoftwareInsider (dot) com. 
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 Five Pillars Of Consumer Tech: http://blog.softwareinsider.org/2010/10/04/mondays-musings-how-the-five-consumer-tech-macro-pillars-influence-enterprise-software-innovation/
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 News Analysis: IFS Acquires Metrix To Boost Mobility And Service Management: http://blog.softwareinsider.org/2012/06/13/news-analysis-ifs-acquires-metrix-to-boost-mobility-and-service-management/
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