Highlighting the Infor roadshow kicking off in Europe this week are debuts of the Infor UpgradeX program, Infor Rhythm e-commerce platform, and Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management.
Infor on the Road 2013—which is making stops in 12 countries across Europe, South America, and Asia Pacific—brings the Infor executive and product management teams together with thousands of customers to share the Infor story, with customer testimonials, product roadmaps, live demos, upgrade pathways, and how Infor's innovative new technologies can transform business.
Headlining the key announcements is the unveiling of the Infor UpgradeX program, a simple and predictable path for customers to evolve their on-premise applications directly to Infor 10x solutions in the Infor Business Cloud. This direct transition can help reduce costs and risks, and minimize disruption associated with on-premise deployments. The Infor UpgradeX program is available now for Infor LN, Infor M3, Infor Lawson, Infor SyteLine, and Infor EAM. Other product lines will follow.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips recently sat down with Doug Henschen of InformationWeek to talk about the new program.
"At least 20% of Infor's business is already in the cloud, whether that's EAM, the Enwisen HCM app, or cloud-hosted deployments of current applications. With Infor UpgradeX, Phillips says Infor has built all the tools it needs to move customer data from on-premises to the cloud, and it's ready to move customers to the latest versions of its applications," writes Henschen. He continues, quoting Phillips, "It's like a normal application upgrade except now the machines, the patching, and the upgrades will be managed by us and we make the move as risk free as possible."
'… "Customers will save a lot of money relative to running apps themselves, they can retire customizations and they get a more modern product and more confidence that they'll stay current and that we can run it better than most of them could," Phillips told InformationWeek.
Infor Rhythm is a cloud-based e-commerce platform complemented with beautiful designs from the Infor Hook & Loop creative agency. Infor Rhythm features Infor 10x capabilities with best-in-class software for storefronts, product configuration, recommendations, upsell and cross sell, prepackaged Infor ION integrations to order management, natural language search, content management, layout, and predictive analytics.
"It's time to modernize e-commerce sites," Phillips says. "Infor Rhythm delivers a complete cloud-based package, by combining world-class designs, comprehensive engagement platforms, and highly personalized interactions."
The first suite, Infor Rhythm for Commerce, is available now. Additional suites, which include Infor Rhythm for Civics (public sector), Patients (healthcare), and Hospitality are scheduled for 2014 release.
Infor Dynamic EPM
Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (d/EPM) is a analytics platform that unites Infor Business Intelligence (BI) and Infor Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) with continuous controls monitoring (CCM). It runs on a single tech stack that can be populated with enterprise application data in real time via Infor ION and Business Vault. Infor d/EPM addresses next-generation performance management needs such as integrated social collaboration, mobility, cloud, and big data via an elegant, simple architecture.
This combination reduces the complexity associated with integrating data from multiple application systems and provides a unified set of data—all in industry and process-specific environments. By connecting strategy, planning, analytics, and risk management in one platform, Infor d/EPM gives visibility across critical processes from financials and sales performance to production orders and quality.