Infor Named to Constellation ShortList of Top Vendors in 8 Categories

United States – August 28, 2019, 11:30 AM

Eight Infor solutions has been evaluated and chosen for Constellation ShortList(s)™ for Q3 2019:

According to the Constellation Research website, “the Constellation ShortList™ 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.”

Cloud-based Business Intelligence and AnalyticsBirst®

Analyst Doug Henschen evaluated more than 25 solutions based on these threshold criteria:

  • Delivery of a public-cloud native or multi-cloud business intelligence and analytics platform with hybrid data-access capabilities
  • Data-management capabilities including data integration and self-service data preparation
  • Breadth of analysis tools, including dashboarding, data visualization and basic forecasting and predictive capabilities
  • Mobile reporting, visualization, analysis
  • Support for services-based delivery of insights into internal and external applications
  • Rich collaboration features for authors, analysts and consumers

Configure Price QuoteInfor CPQ

Analyst Nicole France evaluated more than 20 solutions, and ShortListed Infor CPQ. She notes that “Constellation’s 2017 report on CPQ found that organizations had an average time savings of 300% by using CPQ solutions compared to manual quoting processes. With overall B2B sales cycles lengthening, organizations deploying CPQ have experienced improved sales cycles with faster quote delivery, improved quote accuracy and increased average deal sizes.”

Enterprise Cloud Finance AppsInfor CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management

“The move to the cloud enables financial apps to access unlimited compute power, improve integration across multiple data sources, and consume faster cycles of innovation and regulatory updates,” says analyst R "Ray" Wang, who evaluated more than 25 solutions.

Global HCM SuitesInfor CloudSuite HCM

“The vendors comprised in this list not only offer enterprises a suite of people-centric business capabilities, starting with HR core and payroll, some talent management/workforce management, and benefits management capabilities, but also for at least three continents and most importantly cover 2/3 of the world from a GDP perspective. This gives enterprises the global reach they need to be able to practice enterprises acceleration for their people,” writes Constellation analyst Holger Mueller, who reviewed more than 30 solutions.

Healthcare ERPInfor CloudSuite Healthcare

Analyst David Chou reviewed 10 solutions and ShortListed 4. He says, “Healthcare’s shift to value-based care has put pressure on hospitals to better understand the true cost of delivering care down to the line-item detail. ERP systems help eliminate data and operating silos as these back-office departments are traditionally operating independently. The next big wave in healthcare is to explore how the ERP system will help with operational efficiencies while reducing costs in the organization.”

Price Optimization SolutionsInfor Pricing Science

Constellation analyst R "Ray" Wang evaluated over 40 solutions 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

Analyst Nicole France ShortListed Infor CRM after evaluating 70 solutions. She writes: “This Constellation ShortList focuses on solutions that extend beyond the core SFA competencies (e.g., lead, contact, account, opportunity tracking) to extensibility, scalability, product vision and solutions that help with organizational usage and adoption. Advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data enrichment and new productivity tools make this an exciting inflection point in the space.”

Workforce Management SuitesInfor CloudSuite Workforce Management

Constellation analyst Holger Mueller evaluated more 20 solutions, then put Infor WFM on the ShortList. He notes: “To be a workforce management suite provider, these companies need to provide at least three pieces of workforce management. These features may include workforce planning and forecasting, time and attendance with clocks and on mobile devices (mandatory), scheduling/shift planning (mandatory), compliance management, reporting and payroll interfaces all built in house. Last but not least, companies need to have 500+ customers on more than three continents.”

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