IFS Applications
Designed for Managing Assets

As a leading global supplier of Asset Management solutions we have been helping companies to cut their operational costs and increase their productivity for over 20 years. Our offering has grown to match the differing requirements of stakeholders in the market and to provide each with prime opportunities to increase their profitability.

Application Snapshot

IFS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) improves the company's operational and maintenance procedures, both immediately and in the long term. Based on industry standards, the functionality for collecting data from the process and control systems allows the proportion of condition-based maintenance to be maximized, and the risk of breakdowns and disruptions, to be minimized. Because IFS' solution includes both Plant design and OEE components there is the opportunity to track assets throughout their entire life and to run comparative operational analysis which can reveal where improvements in corporate performance can be made.

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CMMS/EAM Zone Review

More than ever, CMMS/EAM vendors need you, their clients, to succeed. Many have identified room for improvement and are focusing their efforts on four key areas: industry specialization, implementation, integration and functionality. The changes they wrought have prompted us to revise and expand the Plant Services CMMS/EAM Software Review, our detailed hands-on comparison of current offerings.

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Special Reports

Plant Services Special Report: EAM Now: Achieve Whole Life Asset Management

Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a powerful tool for those responsible for maximizing the value of industrial assets as well as those who perform maintenance work on those assets. But often, EAM software falls short of delivering all of the benefits it could. Why is this? In this Special Report we take a look at what it take a look at how to get the most out of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Software, successful enterprise asset management on an international scale and several implementations of real-world operational efficiency strategies.

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Special Report: Leverage Wrench Time with Asset Information Management

Wasted time is the enemy of wrench time. When maintenance technicians spend excessive amounts of time gathering tools and parts, arranging specialized equipment, searching for information or traveling to job sites, their value-added work time is constrained. Learn about the right strategies and tools available to streamline and improve your maintenance operations in this new Plant Services Special Report.

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Plant Services Special Report: Make Asset Management Software Your Biggest Asset

Even though asset management technology has made enormous leaps in recent years, in some ways it may have been easier to manage major assets 30 years ago than it is today. This Plant Services Special Report delves in to some of the latest technologies and practices for managing your plant assets. Download your copy now.

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Special Report: The Evolution of Asset Management

This Plant Services Special Report takes a look at CMMS and outsourced maintenance, CMMS software advancements, and Asset Care programs. Download this Special Report now.

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Special Report: BEYOND COMMUNICATION - Software integration's role in proving the value of world-class maintenance

This Plant Services Special Report takes a look at the impact communications strategies and reporting & analysis tools and strategies has had on productivity in today's plant. It also reviews how asset intensive industries can improve their overall equipment efficiency with asset management and maintenance, repair and overhaul tools. Download this Special Report now.

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Special Report: Beyond Communication - How Business Software Is Empowering Collaboration

This Plant Services Special Report takes a look at the strategies necessary for successful implementation of CMMS and asset management solutions in today's plants. This Special Report first identifies seven trends to address with a CMMS solution, how CMMS that uses knowledge management can be a competitive advantage, it also discusses the benefits of enterprise CMMS deployments and how to master asset management with projects.

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The Value Behind RCM

As a cornerstone of the maintenance discipline, reliability centered maintenance (RCM) can achieve benefits in a vast number of areas, depending on where and how it is applied. This Special Report takes a look at the entire range of potential uses of RCM and the ensuing economic and non-cash benefits that can be achieved. In this Special Report we also take a look at what is needed in today's plant to achieve success with lean maintenance methodologies. Download your copy now.

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Planning workflows and asset life cycles for maximum productivity:
A step-by-step report

Achieving maximum productivity in your plant is key to maximizing profitability at your plant. Today, this is more important than ever. But how do you know if you're doing everything you can to obtain maximum productivity levels? Download this PlantServices Special Report for a step-by-step guide achieving optimal performance at your plant.

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IFS Summit 2011, Overview of the Service and Asset Management Roadmap

Martin Gunnarsson, director of research & strategy, IFS, presents what is planned for improving support for outsourced service and maintenance operation, enhanced resource scheduling, and improved work order reporting capabilities, during the April 2011 IFS North American Customer Summit in Itasca, Illinois.

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IFS Summit 2011, Success in Integrating Engineering and Manufacturing

Matt Watters, P.E., business analyst, IFS, presents how to use IFS Product Data Management (PDM) for supporting engineering design, configuration control, advanced revision management, and more integrated with manufacturing, during the April 2011 IFS North American Customer Summit in Itasca, Illinois.

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IFS Summit 2011, Success in Using Maintenance

Tommy Massey, maintenance manager, Nucor Bar Mill Group, presents how Nucor Steel uses IFS for a complete maintenance solution, including recording information about buildings or equipment, fault reports, work orders, preventive maintenance, equipment monitoring, and resource scheduling, during the April 2011 IFS North American Customer Summit in Itasca, Illinois.

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White Papers

5 ROI Tips for Enterprise Asset Management Software

Nobody implements enterprise asset management (EAM) software without an idea of what return they expect on the investment. But too often either due to selection of inadequate software, subpar implementation or poorly articulated goals, EAM software projects to not deliver a measurable return.

In this whitepaper, we will examine a few of the specific ways that EAM software can deliver that sought-after return, so you can plan your selection and implementation around these deliverables. These five EAM ROI tips should help you take advantage of the cost savings and revenue enhancement features EAM has to offer while avoiding the pitfalls associated with an overly complex or problematic implementation.

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Facilitating ISO 14224 with EAM software

There has always been a significant financial reward for high levels of equipment reliability in the oil and gas industry. ISO 14224 constitutes a "reliability language" that can be used to improve communication between parties involved in rig or facility operations and maintenance. In this white paper, you will learn how enterprise asset management (EAM) software that is prepackaged to support ISO 14224 can speed up compliance with the standard and ensure successful generation of valuable key performance indicators (KPIs) which comply with the standard that in the long run will be used to enhance equipment reliability.

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How to Get the Most out of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Software

Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a powerful tool for those responsible for maximizing the value of industrial assets as well as those who perform maintenance work on those assets. But often, EAM software falls short of delivering all of the benefits it could. Why is this? In this whitepaper, we will examine the reasons companies that implement EAM software may not derive the full benefit it could deliver. We will also offer advice to circumvent some of these stumbling blocks and try to realize the promise of EAM.

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Selecting ERP Software for the Mining Industry

This whitepaper offers tips on selecting ERP software for the mining industry. Most ERP products came from repetitive manufacturing and lack the powerful asset management and project management functionality mining companies require. Learn how you can you select ERP that can handle the entire mining project and asset lifecycle.

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Usability as a Selection Criteria for EAM

In selecting (EAM) software, usability ought to be a major criteria. Lacking usability, technician time is wasted during data entry and executives cannot get data to make good decisions. IFS EAM expert Mike Auer offers tips to evaluate EAM products for usability and argues for taking usability seriously during selection.

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Tips for EAM Selection and Implementation

This whitepaper describes the basic considerations in evaluating and selecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, with a special emphasis on how EAM must help maintenance interact with other parts of the company in order to achieve reliability-centered maintenance. Also addressed are the basic steps to prepare for EAM implementation.

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Realize the Benefits of Operate Maintain Today

Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) – key concepts in asset management and in industrial maintenance, repair and operation. Industrial facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.

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How to Use Projects to Master Asset Management

In this whitepaper, we will discuss how project-based software solutions are essential for asset-intensive industries, and explore the specific ways that project, maintenance and financial functionality must be integrated in an enterprise software tool for information management. This white paper also address how this information can be leveraged in the company on a macro level for strategic decision-making as well as on a micro level to facilitate technical activities in the maintenance department.

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Selecting Software for AIM: Asset Information Management

Any organization involved with large, complex assets needs the right technology to manage the design, construction and commissioning of these assets, and these systems need to carry over into the operations and maintenance (O&M) stages of the asset lifecycle. While enterprise asset management (EAM) involves managing the asset itself, AIM deals with the management of the information about the asset. This white paper, addresses not only the importance of AIM to asset management, but defines some key concepts and reviews the different ways the right enterprise software system can facilitate AIM.

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Maximize Uptime and Minimize Lifecycle Costs with IFS Enterprise Asset Management Solution

If your organization depends on the reliability of its plant and equipment, IFS' enterprise asset management (EAM) solution can help you improve the bottom line. By providing accurate, real-time information about your assets, the IFS solution helps you avoid equipment downtime, extend asset life, reduce service and repair costs, and maximize return on assets.

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Media Center

On-Demand Webcast: Manage Risk, Reduce Complexity with your Asset Management System

Managing assets for maximum utilization and efficiency, while minimizing risk, is a complex business. Many factors impact both operation efficiency and risk. Balancing these sometimes competing demands can be done, if you first understand the factors that drive risk and complexity, and if you have the tools and visibility to manage risk and complexity.

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Podcast: IFS Study Says Vertical Functionality in ERP is Lacking, Creating Business Risk

ERP for vertical industries is lacking according to this study from IFS North America and analyst Cindy Jutras. Jutras reviews functional gaps revealed in the study and discusses how these gaps create enterprise risk. The single largest gap is caused by a lack of enterprise asset management (EAM) in ERP.

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Podcast: Selecting EAM to take you to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is one key deliverable from implementing Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software. But IFS EAM expert Jerry Browning explains that RCM doesn't come right out of the box, and a company needs to select EAM that will meet its changing needs on its journey towards RCM.

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Podcast: Seven Tips for EAM Selection

These seven tips for EAM Selection and Implementation from six IFS experts will be invaluable for companies in asset-intensive industries like utilities, oil and gas, process manufacturing and others. Learn how to use EAM to comply with PAS 55, enact lean maintenance improvements, support aftermarket service and more!

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Podcast: How Can EAM Drive Lean Process in Your Maintenance Department?

With pressure to adopt lean business practices intensifying, maintenance directors and senior managers of asset-intensive industries are relying on enterprise technology like Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) to eliminate non-value-added work and drive lean maintenance improvements. IFS EAM expert Mike Auer discusses the fine points of implementing EAM for lean maintenance.

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Asset optimization: Getting the right information to the right people saves time and money

In this webcast you'll learn about the critical factors for successful OEE implementation, and the impact OEE has on revenue. You will also learn about IFS's MaxOEE module and how it can be integrated with EAM systems to add operator and corporate dashboards in to the OEE equation.

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Podcast: Eliminate Communication Problems using DOM

Learn how to use Design Operate Maintain, or DOM, to eliminate communication problems between your maintenance and operations departments and designers working on your plant. Get new facilities online quicker and help engineers incorporate your wisdom and experience in their work with help from Christian Klingspor, IFS Senior Advisor for Lifecycle Management!

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Video: Getting to Know Our Customers

Easily implemented, reconfigured and adaptable to changing technology, IFS Applications enables agile enterprises to do business around the globe.

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IFS provides a broad range of enterprise, manufacturing, service management and asset management solutions. An integral part of IFS Applications, IFS' solutions seamlessly work together, enabling companies to employ lean enterprise concepts, control costs, manage projects, increase efficiencies in their supply chain, and measure their performance.

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