Industry analysts are reacting positively to Infor's product news and intent-to-acquire TDCI announcements from Inforum 2013.
Here's a sampling:
Nucleus Research - Infor Sky Vault will Transform Big Data to Little Data
'Infor announced plans to offer Infor Sky Vault in the second half of 2013, which combines Infor ION, a microvertical focus, and dashboards for industry-standard analytics in the cloud. Nucleus believes this product allows Infor the opportunity to sidestep SAP and Oracle by providing all-important little data through the cloud cheaper, faster, and more easily to sales, finance, and operational personnel. … Rather than simply supporting Big Data, Infor is actually providing little data: the correct information in the right context for one person to make a decision at the right time.'
- Nucleus Research, "Infor Sky Vault Will Transform Big Data To Little Data,"
Mint Jutras - Building Momentum, Going Faster
'Ming.le is Infor's new platform for enterprise collaboration, which it describes with minimal use of the word "social." I find that refreshing. Designed primarily with the Gen-Y folks in mind, it uses a lot of the concepts and approaches popularized by social media. But by describing it more in the context of triggering alerts and helping those receiving the alerts come to a resolution quickly, it makes it much more "real" even for baby boomers who might not intuitively see how those types of tools can save them time and effort.'
- Mint Jutras, "Infor's Inforum 2013: Building Momentum, Going Faster,"
Cindy Jutras, April 24, 2013
Aberdeen Group - Inforum 2013 Wrap Up
'There was much excitement at Inforum 2013. And while I already understand the importance of a microvertical strategy, I am even more excited to see how Infor's customers are able to improve their collaboration capabilities with Ming.le.'
- Aberdeen, "Inforum 2013 Wrap Up," Nick Castellina, April 26, 3013
Ventana Research - Infor Demonstrates Steady Stream of Advances to Customers
'I've been describing Infor as "the largest software company you never heard of," but I expect that won't be true much longer.'
- Ventana Research, "Infor Demonstrates Steady Stream of Advances
to Customers", Rob Kugel, April 26, 2013
Enterprise Applications Consulting - Infor's Challenges: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
ARC Advisory Group - Infor Makes Product Announcements at Inforum 2013
ARC Advisory Group - Infor Announces Intent to Acquire TDCI, Inc.
Technology Evaluation Centers - Infor Decides on TDCI CPQ
Technology Evaluation Centers - Infor Gets Social
Technology Evaluation Centers - Infor Introduces Learning Management
Technology Evaluation Centers - Infor Unveils the Infor 10x Umbrella Release
CIMdata - Inforum 2013 Commentary