We invite business professionals, students, innovators and other individuals to apply for the first IFS Innovation Award - “from idea to business value.” IFS is looking for a conceptual idea of how to apply technology in a new and innovative way to increase business value.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $12,500 and the opportunity to see his or her innovation converted into a product prototype and—possibly— become part of the extended ERP suite IFS Applications. The winner will be announced by IFS CEO Alastair Sorbie at the IFS World Conference on October 15, 2012, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
To win the IFS Innovation Award, the winner must present a concept showing new and innovative use of business software that creates real business value for companies in IFS’s focused industries.
The jury will highlight the following criteria:
The applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1, 2012, please attach the downloadable documents below to your submission!
IFS Innovation award criteria.
Example of Application
Application form to apply for the IFS Innovation Award
IFS Labs, part of IFS Research & Development, combines consumer technology with business applications to create user-friendly enterprise tools that make everyday work more productive, efficient and fun.
“We are always searching for intelligent solutions that can simplify businesses’ or users’ work processes. Although our ambition has never been to invent new trends, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to combine existing ideas that result in real business value.
We ask ourselves: “How can this technology benefit the user?” If the answer is “it can’t,” we leave it by the wayside. If we find real potential in the idea, we implement it into our portfolio.”
“Whatever technology we choose to explore, it must always center on the user and offer a productive, elegant and enjoyable work environment.”
Dan Matthews, IFS CTO
IFS Applications selected by Dataprev – one of the largest technology firms in Latin America
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