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 infor on the road


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

infor on the road  as Infor ION middleware, Infor Motion Road Warrior , and Inforce CRM (see  TEC ’s report  for details). SX.e is already ION enabled, and its 10x version, showcasing the new user experience, should be released at the end of 2013. Not only will this new user interface transform how distributors approach their daily tasks (with a powerful enterprise search and in-context BI) but this release will also expand the distribution functionality that the customers have come to expect. See my  blog post  for

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