Business Agility Software

Business Agility Flexibility

Great business insight has minimal impact if you don’t have the flexibility to make changes quickly. But to gain true business agility you need more than flexibility alone. To capitalize on opportunities in full you also need the knowledge and vision to understand how to maximize success.

素早く適切な措置をとる

知識や先見の明を持っていたとしても、競合他社に先んじて、自社の戦略を変更し、新しいビジネスチャンスを獲得できなければ意味がありません。企業が想定外の出来事に素早く対処できる即応力を得るには、変化を可能にするERPソフトウェアが必要です。

ビジネスをとりまく課題は大小さまざまです。たとえば、複数の拠点や部門にわたる在庫バランスの調整、新たな仕入れ先の調達、フィールドエンジニアの作業ルートの最適化、新興市場への進出、仕入れ先の買収、主力製品の品ぞろえの変更など。これらの課題を満たすために必要なのは、ビジネスを中断することなく、これらの変化をすぐに実現できるERPソフトウェアです。

IFSでは、フレキシビリティは、ビジョンナレッジと並んで、企業がアジリティを手に入れるために欠かせない要素のひとつと考えています。

アジリティを追求する企業のために

IFSのERP(企業資源の最適化計画)、EAM(企業設備資産管理)、サービスマネージメントのソリューションは、当初から変化に即応できるアジリティを考慮して設計されています。これらのソリューションは、導入、拡張、ユーザーの習得が容易なので、企業の変わりやすいニーズに素早く対応することができます。

英国海軍向けエンジニアリング・サービス・プロバイダーのバブコック・マリーン(Babcock Marine)は、IFSのテクノロジーを使って、新市場への参入や買収による成長によって組織内に生じたさまざまな変化に対応し、業務プロセスを標準化しました。

How IFS delivers agility

Flexibility in 60 seconds

Flexibility: The ability to take rapid action when the unexpected happens, changing shape or focus to adapt to new market opportunities. Discover the key challenges for enterprise software investments in this sixty second video.

IFS Business Agility: Flexibility in 60 seconds

Flexibility in Depth

Most companies recognize that being able to respond quickly and appropriately to change is vital to their success, but even more struggle to achieve the flexibility they need.

Whether dealing with new industry regulation or legislation, sudden changes in commodity prices, or even large one-off customer requests, you need core enterprise software that makes change possible.

What are the key considerations for improving your operational flexibility?

Responding to new, changing or variable customer demands

Changes in customer expectations mean more complexity and diversity than ever. This leads to more highly engineered customized products, on top of make-to-stock and other to-order business models and manufacturing modes like configure-to-order. Businesses need to cater to all of these freely and thoroughly in real time.

So, mixed-mode manufacturing has become the norm. But few businesses have enterprise software flexible enough to manage changing modes, or mixing modes as quickly as they need.

Deploying and managing your assets and staff effectively

Businesses must provide excellent customer service and produce world-class products, while constantly improving efficiency and reducing costs. There is then a delicate balance between running lean, with very few supply chain, personnel, or capital asset resources, and maintaining the capacity to absorb change.

Which means you need to be able to redeploy your resources quickly, in order to manage fluctuations in demand, re-allocate inventory across various products, and manage stock and staff across multiple locations and divisions.

Adding new capabilities when you need them

If your organization is growing, you will probably need to manage new lines of business, countries or regions, along with associated tax schemas, regulations, languages, units of measure, distribution models, and local business practices.  If adding or extending your business’s capabilities is a laborious process that disrupts operations, it’s likely that the cost will outweigh any benefits.

Modular enterprise software, constructed of discrete components designed to work together, is a requirement for flexibility. Many vendors want to sell and install as much software functionality up front as possible. It is far less disruptive to buy and implement incrementally, adding functionality as needed and realizing a number of smaller go-lives with associated returns on investment.

Tailoring your business tools and processes

Being able to tailor which data is presented to users, and how it is presented, matters. It affects everything from staff productivity to internal data quality, and even profit and revenue growth. Two essential aspects of enterprise software customization may often be overlooked: changing your processes, and changing your interfaces.

You should be able to implement the right modules for your business processes, however they change. You need to know that they will work seamlessly with your existing system. Not all enterprise software is designed this way, which could mean changing from a systems integration process to change point-to-point integrations, impeding your flexibility.

The interfaces need to be consistent, usable, and easy to customize so your daily working environment fits your employees’ need. To maximize end-user productivity, that flexibility needs to be available to for mobile devices too.

Make change happen fast

Improving your operational flexibility is vital for true business agility. It means you can take the right action faster to grasp new opportunities or to reduce the impact of unexpected events. Become a truly flexible business.

Becoming a truly flexible business

In a volatile business landscape, how can your company ensure that your technology investments support your needs today, as well as in an unknown tomorrow?

WHITE PAPER: BECOMING A TRULY FLEXIBLE BUSINESS

How IFS helps build flexible businesses

Modular from the ground up, IFS Applications is designed to make it easy to add new capabilities quickly. So you can make changes to keep up with customer demands and ahead of the market.

WHITE PAPER: HOW IFS HELPS BUILD FLEXIBLE BUSINESSES

Business Agility Software

Business Agility - IFS Applications

Great business insight has minimal impact if you don’t have the flexibility to make changes quickly. But to gain true business agility you need more than flexibility alone. To capitalize on opportunities in full you also need the knowledge and vision to understand how to maximize success.

Software and the future of business agility

Discover how flexible enterprise software can give you true business agility and let you thrive now and in the future.

Read our white paper

真のビジネス・アジリティ

成功している企業は、ビジネス・アジリティに関する専門家であると言えます。彼らはいかにして、アジリティを高めたのでしょうか。

ビジョン:想定外の出来事に備える

いかにしてビジネス戦略および成長目標とテクノロジー基盤を結びつけるのでしょうか。

ナレッジ: 予期せぬ出来事を特定する

課題あるいは新たなビジネスチャンスを特定するには、情報に素早くアクセスできることが重要です。