IDC Manufacturing Insights attended an Innovation Summit for analysts to showcase Infor's new product strategy recently and concluded "It looks very good."
Kimberly Knickle, practice director, IDC IT Priorities & Strategies, recapped the event in a March 7 IDC Manufacturing Insights blog post titled "Infor's Design for the Future."
Here are some excerpts:
- "Infor continues to enhance products acquired through the years to support specific microvertical needs, which also underscores Infor's promise to continue supporting customers on older or acquired products."
- "Infor's technology enhancements also include cloud delivery of the applications, platform, innovation, and even localization as well as new investments in business intelligence (BI including analytics, reporting, dashboards, etc.). Other investments fall under what Infor is calling user experience, but that's an oversimplification, spanning mobile, social, in-context BI, and 'rich desktop'."
- "The event gave Infor a chance to change our perspective of Infor from mature to innovative. This included showcasing a dramatic new workspace in NYC, significant investments in transitioning how users work with Infor applications from tasks to personalized (i.e., more role based) experiences, and how Infor accelerates and introduces new innovation to the customer. All in all, it looks very good."
Read IDC "Infor's Design for the Future," Kimberly Knickle, March 7, 2013.