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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

infor scm facts  few ways. First, through Infor Workspace , it is leveraging portal capabilities so that users can access the applications they need from a single home page. Other examples are via the Lifecycle Analyzer , ION Business Vault , and ION Pulse capabilities within the Infor10 framework. (Look for more on Infor’s PLM offering in a separate article.) 2011 vs. 2012 A few major themes emerged in 2011 in the realm of SCM. The year saw major enhancements to transportation management modules (i.e., management and

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management


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infor scm facts  a million dollars with Infor SCM Demand Planning—an ROI within one year. TODD FISCHER, VP AND CIO, ENDRIES Inventory accuracy at Endries improved so much after the application was implemented that the company no longer needed to do year-end inventory counts. Having 100,000 products in the warehouse makes it difficult to do a full cycle count, Fischer adds. TWL allows us to do cycle counts as we are running the business. Our accounting firms now do just samplings, and our accuracies are up around Read More

Servigistics and MCA Solutions Join Forces on "Super Tuesday"




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What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)


Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation

infor scm facts  ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation Systems , with the Infor Optima PLM product as a result). Also, many articles have meanwhile been written on our web site about Infor's collection/arsenal of once all but deceased ERP products, such as: Infor ERP LX (formerly SSA BPCS ), Infor ERP LN (formerly Baan ), Infor ERP System21 (formerly Geac System21 and JBA Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 23rd, 2012


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Infor EAM Enterprise


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Infor Will Launch Interaction Advisor on the Salesforce Platform


Infor will make its Epiphany Interaction Advisor available to Salesforce Platform users. Infor's Interaction Advisor assists customer-facing professionals with guessing client behavior and future purchases by creating a real-time customer profile. Client profiles are constructed from a collection of historical, personal, and contextual data. Furthermore, the Interaction Advisor employs real-time

infor scm facts  on the Salesforce Platform Infor will make its  Epiphany Interaction Advisor available to Salesforce Platform  users. Infor's Interaction Advisor assists customer-facing professionals with guessing client behavior and future purchases by creating a real-time customer profile. Client profiles are constructed from a collection of historical, personal, and contextual data. Furthermore, the Interaction Advisor employs real-time predictive analytics and cross-channel business rules to send adequate Read More

SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances


TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for this was that the global business landscape has been battered significantly by a slew of economic, political, social and environmental events over the past five years. This has resulted in significant losses for businesses around the world.

infor scm facts  critical element is how information flows back to you and how it is subsequently handled within your organization. And as we broach the topic of communication, we also need to discuss exception management, since significant time is spent in issue handling (a.k.a. fire-fighting), which is often a source for increased costs. In this regard, I’ll discuss some of the efforts that can be deployed to establish a more effective and proactive supply chain. Managing Collaboration within the Supply Chain For Read More

Orchestra-Prémaman Group Selects Infor Fashion ERP


Infor, a large global provider of business application software, has an uncut gemstone in its vast enterprise resource planning (ERP) portfolio—Infor M3. Quite neglected under former Lawson Software’s ownership, and also somewhat forgotten by Infor for some time after the Lawson acquisition, Infor M3 is being unearthed and put to good use.

infor scm facts  Prémaman Group Selects Infor Fashion ERP Infor , a large global provider of business application software, has an uncut gemstone in its vast enterprise resource planning (ERP) portfolio— Infor M3 . Quite neglected under former Lawson Software ’s ownership, and also somewhat forgotten by Infor for some time after the Lawson acquisition, Infor M3 is being unearthed and put to good use.   Infor M3 differs from other ERP systems with its wealth of integrated applications, industry-specific Read More

Infor Finds Its Customer Engagement Rhythm


Infor recently unveiled Infor Rhythm for Commerce, a global, scalable, and secure cloud-based e-commerce and customer engagement platform, now complemented with compelling designs from Infor’s own Hook & Loop creative agency. Read more about the platform and how it came to be in this blogpost.

infor scm facts  Its Customer Engagement Rhythm Infor recently unveiled Infor Rhythm for Commerce , a global, scalable, and secure cloud-based e-commerce (and even more, customer engagement) platform, now complemented with compelling designs from Infor’s own Hook & Loop creative agency. Infor Rhythm includes top-notch software for storefronts, product configuration, recommendations, upsell and cross sell, pre-packaged Infor ION integrations to order management, faceted search, content management, layout, and predictive Read More

Infor Launches Biggest M3 Release in 10 Years


Infor has announced the availability of a new release of Infor M3. This release of M3 continues Infor’s focus on the vertical industries that it targets with the M3 solution. The release also has key improvements in core finance and inventory areas. In total, the latest version of M3 has more than 500 improvements tailored to specific vertical industry needs. Key industry needs addressed span

infor scm facts  Release in 10 Years Infor has announced the availability of a new release of Infor M3. This release of M3 continues Infor’s focus on the vertical industries that it targets with the M3 solution. The release also has key improvements in core finance and inventory areas. In total, the latest version of M3 has more than 500 improvements tailored to specific vertical industry needs. Key industry needs addressed span the distribution, equipment, fashion, chemicals, and food and beverage sectors. This Read More

Infor Introduces Inforce Marketing at Dreamforce 2012


Today, at Dreamforce, Infor announced the launch of Inforce Marketing, a marketing automation system developed on the Salesforce Platform. Some of the new functionality includes an improved visibility over leads, costs, results, and revenues; multi-channel support for campaigns that can include e-mail, direct mail, social media, and telemarketing; lead validation and assessment; and reporting and

infor scm facts  Today, at  Dreamforce , Infor announced the launch of  Inforce Marketing , a marketing automation system developed on the Salesforce Platform. Some of the new functionality includes an improved visibility over leads, costs, results, and revenues; multi-channel support for campaigns that can include e-mail, direct mail, social media, and telemarketing; lead validation and assessment; and reporting and analysis tools that plan, manage, and monitor revenue objectives and key performance indicators Read More

Infor SyteLine ERP Software Is Now TEC Certified


It’s my pleasure to announce that a new software product within the Infor manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions family—SyteLine ERP—has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). This solution for various industries now features the “TEC Certified Product” badge in TEC’s IT Showcase, meaning the software vendor has filled out TEC’s functionality questionnaire and

infor scm facts  software product within the Infor manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions family—SyteLine ERP—has been certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). This solution for various industries now features the “TEC Certified Product” badge in TEC’s IT Showcase , meaning the software vendor has filled out TEC’s functionality questionnaire and gone through a comprehensive demonstration of the product with TEC analysts. The history of SyteLine as a manufacturing ERP solution Read More

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infor scm facts  at Iowa Health System Infor has announced that the Iowa Health System (IHS) has chosen to implement a full suite of the Infor Healthcare products across IHS’s hospital network. IHS has relationships with 28 hospitals, sees 3.1 million patient visits per year, and has a network of more than 24,000 employees. IHS will use Infor products for finance, supply chain, and human resources.  The Infor Healthcare suite of products to be implemented at IHS includes Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management Read More

Infor EAM—Asset Management in the 21st Century


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