Infor Named to Constellation ShortList of Top Vendors in 7 Categories

United States – February 18, 2020, 15:00 PM

Infor solutions has been evaluated and chosen for the Constellation ShortList™ for Q1 2020 in seven categories:

“The Constellation ShortListä presents technology vendors relevant to early adopters pursuing digital transformation. Products and vendors included in the document meet the threshold criteria for the category as determined by Constellation Research. Solutions on the Constellation ShortList are selected by Constellation analysts through a research process that includes client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research,” according to the Constellation Research website.

Configure Price QuoteInfor CPQ

Constellation analyst Nicole France evaluated more than 20 solutions, and selected Infor CPQ as 1 of 7 for the ShortList, which is “focused on vendors that provide CPQ capabilities across a broad range of industry sectors.”

Constellation chose Infor CPQ based on these criteria:

  • Ease of use, user interface
  • Deal optimization/profitability modeling capabilities
  • Integration into CRM systems
  • Broad geographical reach for multilanguage/currency support
  • Workflow management
  • Guided selling
  • Sales accessibility
  • Analytics and role-based reporting
  • Post-sales support and community

Price Optimization SolutionsInfor Pricing Science

Constellation analyst R "Ray" Wang evaluated over 40 solutions and ShortListed 9 — including Infor Pricing Science — using this criteria:

  • Support multiple pricing models
  • Enable complex promotion rules
  • Manage price lists
  • Prescribe pricing segmentation
  • Facilitate markdown scenarios
  • Deliver dynamic pricing
  • Provide advanced analytics
  • Create pricing optimization models
  • Collect competitive insights
  • Apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify, learn and predict new models
  • Integration with CPQ and order orchestration systems

Sales Force AutomationInfor CRM

France ShortListed Infor CRM as 1 of 9 after evaluating more than 70 solutions.

She writes: “One major challenge with SFA solutions has long been ensuring that the system is adopted and used appropriately by sales teams. Incorporating account analytics and insights that directly benefit salespeople has improved adoption rates. So have mobile solutions and interactive digital assistants that reduce manual data entry.

“Data flows and inconsistencies between SFA and other major systems such as marketing automation and customer service represent another big issue for many organizations. Some

vendors have built integrated systems across all three areas from the ground up, avoiding such challenges. Across the board, SFA vendors have begun to introduce intuitive drag-and-drop tools to create and automate customer workflows quickly and easily.”

Enterprise Cloud Finance Infor CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management

“Enterprise cloud finance applications provide the backbone of accounting, finance and treasury for organizations. These applications automate processes such as financial close cycles, regulatory requirements and cash management. The software supports the financial operations and delivers the core foundation for enterprise resource planning and back-office systems,” says analyst R "Ray" Wang, who evaluated more than 25 solutions in this category.

Healthcare ERPInfor CloudSuite Healthcare

Analyst David Chou reviewed 10 solutions and ShortListed 3 — including Infor CloudSuite Healthcare — using these 20 criteria:

  • Chart of accounts
  • General ledger accounting
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Treasury
  • Travel management
  • Research grant management
  • Supply chain
  • Mobile supply chain capabilities
  • Procurement
  • Asset and logistic tracking
  • Supply to clinical order integration
  • Talent management
  • Workforce management
  • Payroll
  • Content management
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Cost accounting integration
  • Identity management integration

Services-Centric Cloud ERPInfor CloudSuite

Wang evaluated 20 solutions in this new category, and chose Infor CloudSuite as 1 of 7 to ShortList.

Constellation describes Services-centric enterprise resource planning (ERP) as solutions that “provide financials and professional services capabilities for organizations that deliver services to customers. The most important resource in services-centric ERP is the human resources. Offerings must include both financials and professional services automation capabilities.”

Wang observes: “One of the big shifts in the past 12 months has been the role of automation and artificial intelligence. Organizations seek the ability to get to zero FTE back-office organizations and autonomous processes. The goal is to determine when processes should be delivered with intelligent process automation, augmentation of machines with humans, augmentation of humans with machines, and human ingenuity and judgment.”

Product-Centric Cloud ERPInfor CloudSuite

Wang evaluated 25 solutions in this new category, and chose Infor CloudSuite as 1 of 11 to ShortList.

“Product-centric enterprise resource planning (ERP) focuses on how organizations make, sell and distribute physical goods. The key components focus on back-office administrative functions, shop-floor management, planning capabilities, operational systems and orchestration of orders. Vendors selected in this Constellation ShortList offer 9 out of the 14 criteria across a wide range of industries and geographies.”

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