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Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor
Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the

infor business vault  investment (ROI). Easy setup. Infor applications operate with a standard business language so ION Suite setup is easy. Businesses don't need to do any translation or mapping—two of the biggest integration challenges. Easy operations. For those companies running a portion of their business in the cloud, ION Suite can exchange data working in a hybrid model. Companies don't need a second, separate integration stack to maintain this hybrid environment. Easy connections. ION Suite includes a library of

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