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Infor Joins the S&OP Fray
With the release of Infor S&OP 1.0, Infor dispels rumors that it’s not an aggressive product innovator. Learn about the features and functions of Infor S&OP 1.0

advanced planning mercia infor  be at the most advanced stage of S&OP to claim to be doing S&OP? Infor: S&OP is a way of doing business, not a stand-alone process. While measurement of an adherence and quality of process is important, manufacturers still look to key metrics—customer service, fill rates, forecast accuracy, inventory, and return on assets (RoA)—to gauge whether the process works. If a simple, less-mature process works for them, then great. But, it must be adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the markets they

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Talent management solutions encompass all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees from the point of hire to the point of retire. This talent management model includes functionality for recruitment and staffing management, personnel management, career development, succession planning, learning management, performance and compensation management, and workforce management and planning. 

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