eWeek got a sneak peek at Infor Ming.le, Infor's "new-generation social network-like control platform for enterprise apps" and reports it's "as easy to use as Facebook."
In a March 12 article titled "Infor To Launch Cross-Platform Social Workflow Product, Mingle, in April," editor Chris Preimesberger recounts his recent interview with Infor CEO Charles Phillips. In addition to the upcoming release of Infor Ming.le, he also notes the recent CERTPOINT acquisition and ION as the top-selling product.
"Mingle will map to just about everything inside an enterprise system," Phillips, a former president of Oracle, told eWEEK. "The problem with the social business networks being used now is that people are connected to people, and not with the data. People are talking about work problems but are not solving them right in the app. Plus, everybody has a separate standalone platform."
"… Mingle, which can be deployed either on on-site or as a cloud-based service, connects not only the usual business apps like workflows, calendars, SharePoint, Salesforce, and Google Apps within the platform, it also connects back-end business apps to them. Examples of these are system monitoring, content management, production workflows and even third-party partner apps."
"… Phillips, who provided a demo to eWEEK, said that Mingle will be a highlight at the April Inforum conference. "We've been working on this for two and a half years," he said. "It took quite a bit of time to build all the connectors for this. Now developers don't have to reinvent the wheel; it's all here in one package, and it's simple and intuitive to use."