Analysts are weighing in on the new technology they experienced at the Infor Innovation Summit at Infor headquarters in New York City last month.
Here are excerpts:
Infor goes Major with Micros
Bersin by Deloitte
Analyst: Katherine Jones
April 13, 2015
"While not the business equivalent of a household word yet, the company is likely a future force to be reckoned with."
Infor: A Pioneer's Trajectory
Analyst: Vinnie Mirchandani
April 8, 2015
"They should have invited many of their current competitors. There is plenty Infor has pioneered in the last three years that others could emulate."
The new chapter for Infor
Analyst: Brian Sommer
April 7, 2015
"I can't fault anything Infor has done with regard to modernizing the old acquired products. Likewise, what Hook & Loop has accomplished in changing the user interface and user experiences is breathtaking compared to where many those products were. The creation of the all-new finance and human resource cloud suites is commendable. And, let's not overlook their new "Reveal" smart analytics solutions either."
Report From the Road: Infor Innovation Summit
Analyst: Mollie Lombardi
April 3, 2015
"The micro vertical strategy has been in place for a while now, but what was different in its positioning this year was the awareness of the value of combining "horizontal" data and processes like HCM with the verticals to truly maximize value. Infor is looking to science - and really the ability to analyze and make meaning out of disparate data sources - to help them unlock business results, through its value engineering team, its new Science Lab in Cambridge, Mass., and the Talent Science brought into the organization with the acquisition last year of assessment provider PeopleAnswers.
"I have professed my fondness for assessments linked to business performance before, and the power of workforce analytics. Infor's focus is further confirmation of the importance of bringing together HCM data with the rest of the organization's data to draw real insights. On its roadmap are continued enhancements and tools that help people sift through this data and do their own discovery and reporting. This is an essential layer because most customers are integrating with some solution from another provider, and even Infor itself has solutions running on different platforms connected through their ION middleware integration platform."
Infor Innovation Demonstrates a New Way to Compete in an Old Market
Analyst: Ann Grackin
April 8, 2015
"The message here is that to win the hearts-and wallets-of a new generation of business executives, companies will have to do a lot more than write good code. That is table stakes. Companies who lead in their sector do things differently-and better-than their competitors. Technology should be one of those catalyzing enablers which companies use to attain that differentiation. That said, if users can't use the solutions at their maximum, they don't reap those rewards-the value for their technology investments. Infor appears to be tackling that issue, creating a truly useable and pleasing experience so that their users gain value beyond rapid transaction management: the ability to creatively and optimally solve problems and make accurate decisions."
Infor ERP Customers and the UpgradeX Roadmap
Analyst: Frank Scavo
April 27, 2015
"Infor customers thinking to jump ship should first take a look at what Infor has to offer with its UpgradeX program. The financial incentives could be significant, and even if you need to swap out one Infor system for another, the effort may be less than switching to a whole new provider."