"Infor is skillfully leveraging its wide portfolio of technology, people, partner and customer assets to go the 'last mile' in many sectors." That's the takeaway for Vinnie Mirchandani, Deal Architect analyst after attending the recent Innovation Summit 2014 at Infor's New York headquarters.
Here are excerpts from his blog post headlined "Infor: It's a vertical world after all":
Fashion—"Infor has long had unique apparel and footwear functionality such as dimensional support (style, color, size, other configurations unique to that market) via its Intentia products. Add to that contemporary functionality to support omni-channel requirements and agility in the supply chain needed for faster fashion turns and cloud technology it has invested in. Add the design aesthetic of its in-house agency, Hook & Loop which clearly clicks with fashion executives. Add industry savvy executives it has recruited and the mix is a winning formula.
Healthcare—"Infor is leveraging hospital functionality and customers it acquired via Lawson Software, recruited a Chief Medical Information Officer and plenty of other healthcare professionals, and is developing new functionality as the sector comes under significant financial scrutiny and for patient safety and clinical transformation.
Public sector—"Often it means a vertical focus is really a congregation of many micro-verticals. So the government focused section of the day talked about federal, state and local agencies. But it also talked about educational institutions, libraries (such as that at the Vatican) and science labs (large ones like CERN and Lawrence Livermore)."
Deal Architect, "Infor: It's a vertical world after all," Vinnie Mirchandani, April 16, 2014