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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news

infor strategy  Just to recap, the Infor Open SOA strategy had the following three major goals: Deliver new functional components leveraging advanced technology Deliver a set of common services to make current applications work together with the new components. As an example, interoperability, event management (EM), workflow, common BI store, reporting, and universal access ( Infor MyDay ) Deliver a toolset / development environment to build both the new functional components and common services Open SOA was

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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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.

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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, 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.

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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, 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

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6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget


Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you’ll get three different answers. But no one says they budget in order to direct the way in which their organization will achieve its strategic goals—the intended purpose of the budget. For budgeting to become the relevant process it was meant to be, this gap must be fixed.

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Oracle's Cloud Strategy and How It Benefits Organizations


Oracle VP of Product Management Bulent Cinarkaya outlines Oracle's cloud strategy, including specifics about cloud-ready applications, a standards-based platform for extensibility, and a scalable infrastructure.

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Infor Epiphany


Infor's CRM solution provides the tools your company needs to engage customers in a multi-channel, closed-loop dialogue that nurtures their loyalty to your products and services and improves your bottom-line results. Infor CRM is comprised of the following key components: Marketing—delivers inbound and outbound marketing capabilities that streamline the campaign process and create real-time customer profiles which can be analyzed to identify high-impact offers at the moment of customer interaction. Sales—provides sales force automation and opportunity management capabilities that facilitate customer conversations by driving intelligence into every customer interaction. Service—serves as the foundation for personalized contact center operations, giving customer service representatives a unified view of customers across all existing systems and empowering them to shorten call times and resolve issues on the first call. Powerful real-time analytics drive personalized, customer-focused processes and offers, turning customer interactions into revenue opportunities across emails, phone calls, and web inquiries.  

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TEC Highlights Report: Infor VISUAL


Infor VISUAL is an ERP system primarily focused on discrete order–driven manufacturing—be it simple or complex make-to-order, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, or a combination of these types. The unique features of the product’s user interface make Infor VISUAL an attractive ERP option to many manufacturers. Read this report and see what Infor VISUAL is capable of, what sets it apart from other ERP systems, and how it can help you better run your manufacturing business.

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CMMS/EAM Software Review: Infor EAM for CMMS/EAM


This computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)/enterprise asset management (EAM) software review report examines CMMS/EAM software by Infor and its support for CMMS/EAM processes against known benchmarks. It assesses Infor EAM by Infor for CMMS/EAM functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • General CMMS Functionality
  • Maintenance Management
  • Integration
  • Human Resources
  • Financials
  • Purchasing Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Reliability

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the CMMS/EAM software based on a demonstration provided by Infor. The review identifies the features of Infor EAM that distinguish it from other CMMS/EAM solutions, including its equipment generation to assist in the creation and configuration of products, work order (WO) scheduling capabilities to organize work order activities and employee availability in real time, and a zero downtime upgrade feature to maximize application speed and employment. The analyst also outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Pivotal CRM is a solution for manufacturing industry customers that is particularly ideal for clients in the financial services and discrete and process manufacturing sectors. Pivotal CRM provides CRM support to businesses through sales force automation, marketing management, and service management support.

Infor EAM achieved TEC certification status for its CMMS/EAM software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the CMMS/EAM software’s support for specific real-world business processes and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Infor EAM, a TEC analyst has assessed the CMMS/EAM software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Infor EAM is a strong CMMS/EAM system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, and in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Infor EAM can help businesses achieve their CMMS/EAM objectives.

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Active Strategy provides software and services that focus on strategy and performance management, and performance measurement.

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