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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 journal  a “New Day” at Infor Infor , the third-largest provider of business application software with 70,000 customers and annual revenues estimated at nearly $2 billion (USD), is reinventing itself under the direction of new chief executive officer (CEO) Charles Phillips, who joined the company from Oracle in October 2010. Observers agree that Phillips has his work cut out to build a strong challenger to giants SAP and Oracle, given Infor’s checkered past. But observers also agree that if anyone can

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Enterprise Asset Management Strategies: Creating Social and Financial Value by Going Green


Progressive companies are discovering that they can optimize processes and assets to make the best use of resources, reduce negative impact on the environment, and strengthen business results—all at the same time. Improving enterprise asset management (EAM) processes provides opportunities for you to create less waste, reduce resource use, and decrease emissions. Find out how you can take advantage of EAM’s benefits.

infor journal  and uncovering hidden profits. Infor EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) enables manufacturers, distributors, and services organizations to save time and money by optimizing maintenance resources, improving equipment and staff productivity, increasing inventory efficiency, and strengthening their ability to collect on warranty-related claims. Source : Infor Resources Related to Enterprise Asset Management Strategies : Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) (Wikipedia) Enterprise Asset Management Strategies: Read More

Are Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie's Paths Really Diverging?


My 2009 series on a few good supply chain management (SCM) players portrayed Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and RedPrairie Corporation as fierce competitors. Indeed, these two vendors continue to duke it out at almost every large-scale selection deal for a warehouse management system (WMS), distribution labor management system (LMS), or transportation management system

infor journal  it will face Kronos, Infor Workbrain, Reflexis Systems, CyberShift, Dayforce , and other competitors rather than Manhattan. As said in  my article right after RedShift 2010 , RedPrairie’s user conference, the company is currently able to help retailers with forecasting, replenishment, optimized scheduling and execution in the store, and labor planning and management . However, retail merchandizing, pricing and assortment optimization, and store space planning and optimization are some apparent Read More

Exploring Epicor Productivity Pyramid - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced Epicor Software Corporation’s set of tools called the Epicor Productivity Pyramid. The Pyramid enables one of Epicor’s main business strategies: to extend the value of several of its mature enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications by making enterprise data readily and easily available to all stakeholders. My blog post then zoomed on to the Epicor

infor journal  with the recently unveiled Infor ION  interoperability layer . As of today, Epicor provides the Epicor Service Connect  runtime environment  for free, whereas a developer edition costs around US$20,000. Epicor Information Worker (IW) The final step on the road to the Productivity Pyramid was to blur the lines between the desktop productivity tools that business users know (and truly use) and Epicor ERP applications. The vendor accomplished this context-driven content with Epicor Information Worker Read More

Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take


It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least in the realm of business-to-consumers (B2C) commerce. According to Forrester, 63 percent of online retailers will make social e-commerce a top priority in 2010, with The Limited brands leading the way. As consumers and

infor journal  marketing strategy would be Infor ,  whose recent virtual Inforum conference I followed in part  (one shortcoming of virtual events is that they cannot ensure analysts’ undivided attention like the actual ones in person). I at least heard the points Infor’s CEO Jim Schaper made in his keynote speech: Infor’s Critical Distinctions are the following: Interoperability, Choice, and Customer Intimacy. The vendor has established a new Infor Manifesto – a public declaration of its intentions – Read More

Infor SCM


Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems.    

infor journal  SCM Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems integration and combines information from disparate systems. Read More

Infor Launches Biggest M3 Release in 10 Years


Infor has announced the availability of a new release of Infor M3. This release of M3 continues Infor’s focus on the vertical industries that it targets with the M3 solution. The release also has key improvements in core finance and inventory areas. In total, the latest version of M3 has more than 500 improvements tailored to specific vertical industry needs. Key industry needs addressed span

infor journal  Release in 10 Years Infor has announced the availability of a new release of Infor M3. This release of M3 continues Infor’s focus on the vertical industries that it targets with the M3 solution. The release also has key improvements in core finance and inventory areas. In total, the latest version of M3 has more than 500 improvements tailored to specific vertical industry needs. Key industry needs addressed span the distribution, equipment, fashion, chemicals, and food and beverage sectors. This announ Read More

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, a solution addressing every major stage in the sales and operations planning (S&OP) process and enabling fast, confident decision making, and follow a discussion between TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic and Infor’s SCM product managers on the S&OP market.

infor journal  Joins the S&OP Fray Infor , a $2 billion (USD) enterprise software company with more than 8,000 employees and a broad portfolio of solutions that meets the needs of manufactures and distributors (more than 70,000 customers in 125 countries), is not viewed as an aggressive innovator, even though relentless innovation is one the vendor’s proclaimed core beliefs. Rather, Infor has been in the news lately due to its intent to acquire companies (most recently in the process of acquiring Lawson Software ) or Read More

Infor Distribution FACTS


Delivering innovative features and functionality, Infor ERP FACTS is a proven distribution-based software package that enables customers to streamline processes and maximize resources. FACTS allows distributors to enhance customer service, optimize inventory levels, increase productivity, and improve profitability, and it provides a complete distribution management system that links all business functions. From the front office to the back office, key business elements are integrated and processes are automated throughout the intuitive FACTS system.

infor journal  innovative features and functionality, Infor ERP FACTS is a proven distribution-based software package that enables customers to streamline processes and maximize resources. FACTS allows distributors to enhance customer service, optimize inventory levels, increase productivity, and improve profitability, and it provides a complete distribution management system that links all business functions. From the front office to the back office, key business elements are integrated and processes are automated thro Read More

Vendor Snapshot: Infor at the TEC Vendor Challenge


More than 6,000 distributors globally use Infor’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Infor began acquiring best-in-class solutions to address the distribution industry in 2004. Infor Distribution SX.e, which grew out of the 2004 acquisition of NxTrend, is the lead go-to-market solution covering Infor’s major micro-verticals in the industrial and professional sectors, for companies with

infor journal  Snapshot: Infor at the TEC Vendor Challenge More than 6,000 distributors globally use Infor ’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Infor began acquiring best-in-class solutions to address the distribution industry in 2004.  Infor Distribution SX.e , which grew out of the 2004 acquisition of NxTrend , is the lead go-to-market solution covering Infor’s major micro-verticals in the industrial and professional sectors, for companies with revenues of from $20 million to over $1 billion (USD Read More

Durst Speeds Up Processes with Infor Distribution SX.e


Infor recently announced that Durst, an operator of the high-end plumbing fixture brand JACLO, has successfully implemented Infor Distribution SX.e. Durst uses two separate business divisions—decorative plumbing manufacturing and plumbing supply distribution, and with the built-in functionality of Infor Distribution SX.e, it will be able to more effectively manage both sectors of the business.

infor journal  Speeds Up Processes with Infor Distribution SX.e Infor recently  announced that Durst , an operator of the high-end plumbing fixture brand JACLO, has successfully implemented Infor Distribution SX.e . Durst uses two separate business divisions—decorative plumbing manufacturing and plumbing supply distribution, and with the built-in functionality of Infor Distribution SX.e, it will be able to more effectively manage both sectors of the business. While Durst's previous legacy Supply House Information Read More

Infor Gains Financials Elite Club Status


What’s new at Infor? Besides the blockbuster acquisitions of late, the leading provider of business applications has continued to release innovative products. Among these are Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise, a global financial management system. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at the product’s development, key features and functions, and major markets served, and gets under the hood with Infor’s product experts.

infor journal  been taking place at Infor for years, in addition to the many talked-about blockbuster acquisitions. A great example of this innovation is the recently released spanking new Infor Sales & Operations Planning ( Infor S&OP ) offering (see related article ). More recently, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) met with Infor to discuss the most recent release of the Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise offering. Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise is a comprehensive global financial management system that includes Read More

Strong Showing for Infor SyteLine v.9 for ERP for Engineer-to-order Manufacturing [Infographic]


See how Infor SyteLine v.9 measures up in this infographic of a benchmark analysis against other leading ERP solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing.

infor journal  Showing for Infor SyteLine v.9 for ERP for Engineer-to-order Manufacturing [Infographic] Here’s a snapshot of how Infor SyteLine v.9 measures up in a benchmark analysis against other leading ERP solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing. The SyteLine product has the depth to support several manufacturing scenarios. A full product review report is now available. For a more in-depth functional analysis, you can compare Infor SyteLine to other leading ERP solutions in the ERP Evaluation Cent Read More

Infor Partners with CAD Service to Enhance EAM Proposition


Infor has announced a worldwide partnership with CAD Service, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)–led asset management software. CAD Service’s enterprise asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate

infor journal  to Enhance EAM Proposition Infor has announced a worldwide partnership with CAD Service, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)–led asset management software. CAD Service’s enterprise asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate systems. EAM OpenCAD supports both DWG (Autodesk Inc) and DGN (Microstation Inc) Read More

Infor EAM v11 Is Here


Infor recently announced Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Enterprise Edition version 11.0 to help drive more collaboration and innovation at its customers’ plants. The release embraces the cross-departmental structure and provides a better way to orchestrate people, assets, and processes to advance visibility and value.

infor journal  EAM v11 Is Here Infor recently announced Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Enterprise Edition version 11.0 to help drive more collaboration and innovation at its customers’ plants. The release embraces the cross-departmental structure and provides a better way to orchestrate people, assets, and processes to advance visibility and value. Read More