Covid-19 aggregated resources

Industry responses, thought leadership, and the value of technology

Over the last several months, the global pandemic has sparked numerous industry changes. The following resources aim to provide insight into the ways businesses and technology continuously create innovation to meet today’s needs.

Media coverage

Infor OS, Automotive, Construction, EAM, Fashion, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial (MFG & IM&E), People Solutions, Public Sector (State & Local), Retail, SCM, Transportation

Infor resources

EAM, Healthcare, Hospitality, People Solutions, Public Sector

Infor press: English

Aerospace & Defense, Distribution, EAM, Healthcare, Hospitality, People Solutions, Public Sector

Infor press: International

Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish

Media coverage

Infor OS

Inforum 2020: Infor Doubles Down on Cloud Acquisition, Bucks Trend on Rushing Out COVID-19 Apps
Diginomica | September 15, 2020 | Infor’s Head of International Markets, Cormac Watters, speaks about what the enterprise cloud vendor is seeing from buyers in the wake of COVID-19.

The Impact of COVID-19 and How the Enterprise Tech Industry Responded
Diginomica | August 14, 2020 | Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson believes COVID-19 will accelerate cloud adoption. Enterprise tech vendors have not only seen an impact from COVID-19 on their bottom line but have also worked quickly to release new products in response.

How a Modern Data Architecture Supports Agility and Resilience
Diginomica | May 26, 2020 | In these times, every business needs maximum agility and resilience. Infor's Brad Stillwell explains how a modern data architecture can help.

Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson Believes COVID-19 Will Accelerate Cloud Adoption
Diginomica | May 11, 2020 | Samuelson outlines how Infor has responded to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact the pandemic will have on customer investments.

Software Firms at Forefront of COVID-19 Efforts
ERP Today | July 9, 2020 | Software vendors are leveraging their expertise to help customers, employees and the community overcome challenges.

Driven by Disruption
ERP Today: | July 7, 2020 | Infor's Cormac Watters says the demand for disruptive innovation is insatiable. Technology projects now must focus on accelerating process improvements and ROI.

New Normal: Conversation with Rod Johnson of Infor
Deal Architect | May 26, 2020 | Rod Johnson discusses with Vinnie Mirchandani how Infor is helping customers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why Enterprise Software Will Be Forever Changed
Forbes | May 01, 2020 | Infor CTO Soma Somasundaram and other tech execs discuss what is coming in the enterprise software industry.

Infor Recognises That Coronavirus May Change How Enterprise IT Projects Are Delivered
Diginomica | April 21, 2020 | CEO Kevin Samuelson said during his keynote presentation at the virtual Infor Inspire event that the company is ‘here to support’ its customers.

Automotive

Inforum 2020: Yorozu Automotive Tennessee upgrades to Infor CloudSuite in the midst of COVID-19
Diginomica | September 17, 2020 | Yorozu Automotive Tennessee thought its project timelines would be challenged by the pandemic. However, it pulled through.

Construction

Digitisation: The Key to Unlocking Your Productivity
Construction News | September 04, 2020 | Infor's Simon Eyre discusses how digitisation can unlock a number of productivity benefits for construction and engineering firms.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Innovate Your Business
Construction News | June 19, 2020 | Infor's Simon Eyre makes the case for adopting digital technology to support the necessary paradigm shift.

EAM

The Key to a Safe, Compliant Workplace
American Infrastructure | July 10, 2020 | Infor's Kevin Price tells how to sustain mission-critical operations during the pandemic.

Fully Mobilizing the Field
IMPO Magazine | June 24, 2020 | Real-time connections to equipment, assets and key maintenance data is changing the industry and helping manage assets in an uncertain time.

How Technology Is Supporting the Aviation Industry
Intelligent CIO | May 28, 2020 | As a highly-regulated sector, the aviation industry is utterly dependent on the use of technology. Infor's Sameer Makhija tells how the company is supporting the sector.

Life-Saving Emergency Response Depends on Effective Asset Management
American Infrastructure | May 12, 2020 | Infor's Kevin Price writes that as infrastructure becomes critical to public health, asset management becomes crucial to emergency response

Fashion

These Financing Options are Gaining Ground as Suppliers Seek Cash
Sourcing Journal | August 11, 2020 | Infor’s Gary Schneider and Bryan Nella discuss how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Infor is helping retailers and suppliers find creative and mutually beneficial supply chain financing solutions.

Now Is the Time for Retailers and Fashion Brands to Embrace Digital Strategies to Balance Resilience, Scalability and Efficiency
Retail IT Insights | July 1, 2020 | Infor's Bryan Nella lays out how digitizing supply chains is the first step on the road to recovery.

Food & Beverage

What Food and Beverage Processors Need to Know About a Disaster Recovery Plan
Food Engineering | May 01, 2020 | Infor’s Christine Barnhart explains how F&B companies can use intelligent, networked supply chains to reduce risk during times of crisis

Healthcare

Inforum 2020: Maine’s Northern Light Health consolidates data using Infor CloudSuite to respond to COVID-19
Diginomica | September 21, 2020 | Northern Light Health went from 10 fragmented hospitals to a single source of truth using Infor CloudSuite to get real time insights and respond to COVID-19.

In the pharma industry, technology has become a mandate for some compliances
Express Pharma | August 4, 2020 | Infor's Bino George explains how the Indian pharma sector can gain a competitive edge by becoming more compliant and proactive with technology adoption.

Contact Tracing Gets Real
Healthcare Facilities Today | August 3, 2020 | Infor's Shane Waslaski tells how healthcare facilities are leveraging location-based intelligence to track and help prevent infections

Making Healthcare Better: Connected Business-Clinical Platforms Save Lives and Money
4sight Health | July 15, 2020 | While health systems’ clinical operations shine, their business engines sputter. Infor's Matt Wilson and 4sight CEO David Johnson lay out a better way.

V Is for Visibility
Healthcare Purchasing News | May 25, 2020 | Pandemic, epidemic response should drive supply data standards use; Infor's Melissa Amell shares insights.

Real-Time Visibility into Patient, Staff and Equipment Locations Takes Safety and Strategy to Next Level
Healthcare Facilities Today | April 24, 2020 | Infor's Shane Waslaski lays out why hospitals—laser focused on efficiency, quality, and safety—are employing location-based intelligence across their organizations.

Hospitality

Setting Course for a Post-COVID Era in Hospitality
HospitalityNet | August 18, 2020 | Infor's Jason Floyd says the pandemic has proven an important point about the digitalization journey: Get started now if you haven't already.

Industrial (MFG & IM&E)

Open for business? Manufacturing, ERP, digital transformation post-COVID
ITWeb | August 13, 2020 | Infor's Phil Lewis, VP, Solution Consulting, EMEA, explains how the lockdown has forced an appreciation and acceptance of cloud in manufacturing.

PRIDE Industries sees value in Infor Implementation Accelerators as it migrates to cloud
Diginomica | August 5, 2020 | PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise that focuses on finding employment for people living with disabilities.

In the light of the current crisis, what has changed for Manufacturers?
Enterprise Times | July 27, 2020 | Existential changes are occurring in manufacturing and are unlikely to return to the same prepandemic normality.

Open for Business? Manufacturing, ERP, and Digital Transformation Projects in a Post-COVID World
IT showcase | July 1, 2020 | Infor's Phil Lewis says manufacturing industries have become critical indicators of how businesses will adapt to a post-COVID global economy.

Fully Mobilizing the Field
IMPO Magazine | June 24, 2020 | Real-time connections to equipment, assets and key maintenance data is changing the industry and helping manage assets in an uncertain time.

How Has Cloud Adoption by Manufacturers Evolved Since COVID-19
Enterprise Times: May 13, 2020, Infor VP of consulting Phil Lewis shares his observations in a podcast interview with Steve Brooks.

People Solutions

Work from home: Motivation, training, security, and how not to have yet another piece of toast.
ERP Today | July 11, 2020 | Ben Perry, VP of international HR, shares insights and best practices drawn from Infor's protocols during pandemic lockdown.

Harnessing Big Data and Cloud for the Federal Remote Workforce
Government CIO | June 08, 2020 | New telework challenges present opportunities for long-term improvements.

Public Sector (State & Local)

Three Steps for Accelerating Your Digital Transformation
GovTech | On-demand webinar | Experts explore three critical steps you can take today to accelerate your digital transformation efforts.

Retail

Prepare for Tomorrow’s Challenges by Facing Today’s Strategically
Sourcing Journal | August 12, 2020 | Video interview with Infor's Rod Johnson about how businesses confronting unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic can benefit from a digitized supply network.

Matt Jones of Infor: The Future of Retail Over the Next 5 Years
Authority Magazine | August 11, 2020 | Q&A with Matt Jones, who discusses industry trends such as digitizing the consumer shopping experience post-COVID.

These Financing Options are Gaining Ground as Suppliers Seek Cash
Sourcing Journal | August 11, 2020 | Infor’s Gary Schneider and Bryan Nella discuss how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Infor is helping retailers and suppliers find creative and mutually beneficial supply chain financing solutions.

Now Is the Time for Retailers and Fashion Brands to Embrace Digital Strategies to Balance Resilience, Scalability and Efficiency
Retail IT Insights | July 1, 2020 | Infor's Bryan Nella lays out how digitizing supply chains is the first step on the road to recovery.

SCM

Prepare for Tomorrow’s Challenges by Facing Today’s Strategically
Sourcing Journal | August 12, 2020 | Video interview with Infor's Rod Johnson about how businesses confronting unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic can benefit from a digitized supply network.

These Financing Options are Gaining Ground as Suppliers Seek Cash
Sourcing Journal | August 11, 2020 | Infor’s Gary Schneider and Bryan Nella discuss how, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Infor is helping retailers and suppliers find creative and mutually beneficial supply chain financing solutions.

Visibility key to resilient supply chain amid COVID-19
IT Brief | July 30, 2020 | Infor's Cas Brentjens writes that any party should at any time be able to answer the question: ‘Where is my stuff, and when will it arrive?’

To Bounce Back After an Emergency, Build a Supply Chain for Elasticity and Agility: Video
Sourcing Journal | July 29, 2020 | Infor’s Rod Johnson joins Edward Hertzman to discuss how retailers need to digitize sourcing and supplier collaboration.

Infor Supply Chain: Warehouse Management
Supply Chain Digital | July 16, 2020 | This video shows how to streamline operations from warehouse and labor management to billing and invoicing with Infor Supply Chain Management.

Why Relationship Maintenance is Key to Supply Chain Recovery
Sourcing Journal | July 15, 2020 | In this video interview, Infor President Rod Johnson explores how Infor customers are using a networked approach to improve collaboration and operate more flexibly.

How to Build a Robust, Intelligent Supply Chain Solution
Industrial Talk Podcast | July 15, 2020 | Infor’s Phillip Diao talks with host Scott MacKenzie in this video podcast.

How Infor Nexus Is Helping Digitalise Asia’s Supply Chain
Computer Weekly | July 06, 2020 | Infor’s Nexus unit has been supporting digitalisation efforts in Asia’s supply chain industry before the Covid-19 pandemic, which has accelerated adoption of cloud-based offerings.

How the Cloud Overcomes a Supply-Chain Crisis
SupplyChainBrain | June 29, 2020 | It's time to deploy the technology to build networked, cloud-based global supply chains before the next crisis hits, says Infor’s Rod Johnson.

Helming the Cloud
Business Times | June 27, 2020 | In a pandemic-struck global economy, Infor's CEO Kevin Samuelson sees companies seeking technology to strengthen their enterprise networks.

How to Build Resilience Amid Supply Chain Disruption
Supply & Demand Chain Executive | June 08, 2020 | Infor's Josh Ferguson shares 4 essential steps for developing strategies to bolster resilience and react with flexibility to continued supply chain disruption.

Inertia Is the Enemy
Logistics Manager | June 05, 2020 | Companies must embrace digital supply chain technologies in times of crisis, says Infor’s Christine Barnhart.

Supply Chain Recovery Post-COVID-19: Risk, Disruption and Tech
TechTarget | May 19, 2020 | The coronavirus pandemic exposed the fragility of global supply chains and leaders must turn their attention to boosting resiliency. Here's how to start.

Ensuring Supply Chain Liquidity During Times of Crisis
Sourcing Journal | April 20, 2020 | The race to secure capital and to raise cash doesn’t have to create an environment where it’s the retailer or brand versus suppliers. A supply chain digital foundation, built to ensure capital, has 4 main elements.

Transportation

Mr. David Whitfield with Infor EAM Talks About Government Covid19 Mandates on the Transport Industry
Industrial Talk Podcast | July 23, 2020 | EAM Solutions Consultant answers industry EAM questions with unique insight on the “how.”

Infor resources

EAM

Rebuild a safe and compliant workspace
Best practice guide | This 5-step guide will help you learn how to rebuild a safe and compliant work environment as the world gets back to work.

Five steps to ensuring a safe, productive, and compliant workplace
How-to guide | Production facilities across industries are raising the bar of what it means to operate in a safe and healthy environment. Read this 5-step checklist for creating a modern maintenance plan that goes beyond official guidance and helps prepare for a successful future.

Getting back to work in a safe and compliant workspace
Infographic | Ensuring a clean, safe, and compliant workplace is a critical component of opening for business after the pandemic. See tips for ensuring a healthy work environment.

Healthcare

Infor Healthcare Virtual Summit Sessions
Presentation | Keynotes and thought leadership around moving forward together, adapting, and thriving in the new normal

Location, location, location: Real-time visibility takes safety and strategy to the next level
Article Reprint | How location-based intelligence, leveraging real-time location systems (RTLS), is offers additional layers of insight to elevate care coordination and drive operational efficiencies.

Chaos has nowhere to hide
eBook | How RTLS is improving healthcare by helping you find everyone and everything.

CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management v11 Guidance for COVID-19 Supply Tracking
Video tutorial | Birst dashboards in response to COVID-19.

Infor Lawson v10 Guidance for COVID-10 Supply Tracking
Video tutorial | Birst dashboards in response to COVID-19.

Hospitality

Revenue management and a path to hotel recovery
On-demand Webinar | A panel discussion to answer questions and debunk myths around how hotels can effectively recover and succeed in a post-COVID world.

Beyond Dining: Reservations and Table Management Solutions in Hospitality
On-demand Webinar | As organizations look to implement protocols and processes to comply with physical distancing regulations, technology can play a role in ensuring all safety procedures are met.

Infor HMS web-based check in and check-out
Brochure | How Infor HMS' contactless, online check-in features can help your organization meet the expectations of the modern guest.

People Solutions

Creating a remote workforce strategy
Best practice guide | Four tangible steps to build an effective strategy to thrive in the remote work revolution.

Public Sector

Ensuring community business continuity in times of disruption for state and local governments
Best practice guide | The practical steps government agencies can take today to ensure business continuity.

4 steps for governments to ensure business continuity through contactless digital applications
How-to guide | The practical steps government agencies can take today to ensure both safety and business continuity with contactless digital applications.

Rapidly pivoting to an all-remote workforce: Rainbow Water’s story
On-demand webinar | A discussion of how Rainbow Water was able to deploy its entire workforce remotely in a matter of 48 hours and maintain uninterrupted service delivery in the wake of COVID-19.

Resiliency for state and local governments facing economic challenges
eBook | How should state and local organizations rise to the challenge of maintaining business and economic continuity in uncertain economic times?

Infor press

Aerospace & Defense

Airports: Decrease costs and improve profitability as the world returns to work
Infor Blog | May 29, 2020 | The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the challenge of operating efficiently to ensure business continuity.

Distribution

PPE Maker Radians Selects Infor CloudSuite to Further its “Work Hard. Stay Safe” Mission
Infor News | August 06, 2020 | Top-tier manufacturer and distributor of PPE is moving to Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise to help solve complex data challenges.

EAM

Rebuild a safe and compliant workspace: Ensuring clean operation by employees
Infor Blog | June 25, 2020 | In our new normal, organizations across the globe will be required to not only improve cleaning and hygiene practices but to prove in an audit that they have followed these practices in a timely, prescribed manner.

Healthcare

Infor Nurses Reflect on Their Roles in this ‘Year of the Nurse’
Infor News | May 11, 2020 | Infor nurses are sharing their thoughts on patient care, technology and the art of the human connection

Sending Video Tributes to Healthcare Workers on Front Lines
Infor News | April 08, 2020 | In praise and gratitude to healthcare workers on the front lines around the world, the Infor Healthcare Team extends their thanks through a series of social videos.

Hospitality

Infor Turns High Touch into High Tech with New Contactless Applications for Hospitality
Infor News | July 23, 2020 | Infor helps leading hoteliers implement safer business protocols for guests and staff.

Reservations Management Solutions - Beyond Dining
Infor Blog | June 30, 2020 | The best in reservations software allows for staff to easily manage bookings by helping them to better visualize the process and more efficiently manage it for the benefit of guests.

Food Services, Social Distancing, and How Table Reservations Solutions Can Help
Infor Blog | June 10, 2020 | What an advanced table and reservations management solution can do for food services organizations and other spaces in the age of social distancing.

Contactless technology, hospitality services, and the cloud
Infor Blog | June 3, 2020 | How the Infor HMS hotel property management solution it supports contactless processes and other essential operations

Hospitality industry leadership during a global crisis
Infor Blog | April 6, 2020 | Three pillars for hospitality leaders to consider when navigating COVID-19 or any difficult and uncertain period

People Solutions

Infor Launches New Fully Integrated Multi-Tenant Payroll Module
Infor News | July 22, 2020 | Infor Payroll debuts new user experience, can help organizations consolidate reporting from single source

Creating an effective remote workforce strategy
Infor Blog | June 4, 2020 | As the world begins to emerge from the coronavirus-inspired hibernation, organizations are evaluating how to ensure the return to work is handled safely and efficiently.

Infor Launches Infor Workforce Management Express Program in China to Help Companies Tackle Business Continuity Challenge and Aid Recovery
Infor News | May 19, 2020 | Preconfigured, easy-to-use, intelligent-scheduling tool aims to help enterprises better manage workforce resources and business agility in this pandemic.

Public Sector

No interruptions allowed for state and local governments
Infor Blog | July 28, 2020 | While uncertain times have led to a collective insecurity, they have also amplified the crucial role governments play in maintaining quality of life and peace of mind across constituencies.

Emergency response depends on mission critical asset management
Infor Blog | May 12, 2020 | Infor’s partnership with the non-profit Maryland Digital Transformation Center (MDTC) at Bowie State University has delivered a cloud-based system to track emergency response assets’ location and operational status, enabling care providers to move them wherever they are most needed at a moment’s notice.

Frederick County maintains business continuity
Infor Blog | May 11, 2020 | With a diversified local economy, a wide geographic footprint, and a history of processing over 20,000 permits and conducting more than 70,000 inspections per year, Frederick County wanted to shift away from its all paper-based operations.

Lessons from the wildfire: Rainbow Municipal Water rapidly pivots to all-remote staffing
Infor Blog | April 7, 2020 | Infor talks to the utilities agency about its decision to look critically at their IT systems and the resulting organizational changes.

Infor press: International

Portuguese

4 razões para associar distribuição à computação na nuvem
Infor Blog | Portuguese | Julho 22, 2020

Liderança no setor hoteleiro durante uma crise global
Infor Blog | Portuguese | Julho 13, 2020

Trabalho remoto: COVID-19 está nos desafiando a mudar
Infor Blog | Portuguese | Julho 7, 2020

5 vantagens de implementar um ERP na nuvem
Infor Blog | Portuguese | Maio 6, 2020

Gerenciamento de operações e previsões do setor hoteleiro durante uma crise global
Infor Blog | Portuguese | Maio 5, 2020

Resposta da Infor para o COVID-19: Carta do CEO
Infor Blog | Portuguese | Março 18, 2020

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