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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1
2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year

infor q a  not a crossroads) year for Infor . Namely, after a number of  new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously , the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing  vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty cartoonish billboards and banners adorning major airports, magazines, web sites, and so on  (and which has been acknowledged as successful to me even by Infor’s

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infor q a  QAD Inc. - Product Information). QAD was one of the first mid-market ERP vendors to incorporate the concepts of e-Commerce, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, and integration with other vendors' products (the Company was one of the first vendors to adhere to Open Architecture Group standards). This provides QAD a 'one-stop shop' capability and a sustained source of both new licenses and service and support revenue streams in the future. Although the Company keeps abreast of the Read More

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