Infor M3, Infor SyteLine (now Infor CloudSuite Industrial), and Infor LN have been recognized as Leaders in Nucleus Research's latest Technology Value Matrix for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Vendors are evaluated on their depth of functionality and usability across a spectrum of capabilities including mobile application development and integration, user interface redesigns, vertical and micro-vertical functionality, embedded analytics and in-memory capabilities, and Internet of things (IoT) capabilities.
"Infor's ongoing investments in Infor M3 continue to drive its solid position in the Matrix, as does its support for national and international manufacturers and distributors. With deep functionality for food and beverage, fashion, chemicals, distribution and equipment dealers, service providers, and rental companies, [Infor] M3 provides multi-site, multi-company, and multi-currency support," said Rebecca Wetterman, Nucleus Research vice president of research. "Infor has also made a number of announcements around its [Infor] Xi investments, enhanced big data analytical capabilities, and industry-specific Infor CloudSuites. Nucleus expects that these investment will impact future positioning of [Infor] M3 in the Matrix as more Infor customers can take advantage of those investments." 1
The report also notes that Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) maintains a Leader position in the Matrix as Infor's ERP solution for manufacturing and distribution.
In addition, Infor LN maintains its Leader position in the Matrix "because of ongoing investment in its core verticals, including industrial machinery and equipment, general manufacturing and distribution, high tech, automotive, and aerospace and defense. LN also benefits from the usability investments that Infor has made to bring a new, more intuitive user interface to all its ERP products. The latest version of LN also included an upgraded user experience, with support for HTML 5 and Infor Ming.le™ for social collaboration."
"We're innovating within our application suites to meet escalating customer demands and have invested in our ERPs so they can provide the advanced functionality needed to manage complex value chains and fast-paced product launches, as well as shorten cycle times and easily manage product configurations," said Mark Humphlett, Infor industry and solution strategy director.
About the Nucleus Research Value Matrix
There is nothing 'magic' about the Nucleus Research Value Matrix, which categorizes vendors according to usability and functionality. This determines which solutions provide the most value to organizations, helping with technology and business decisions. Nucleus issues the Value Matrix twice a year. For more information, go to Nucleus Research.
1 Nucleus Research "Technology Value Matrix First Half 2015: ERP" Rebecca Wettemann, April 2015