Infor, Inc. provides enterprise software and services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: License, Maintenance, and Consulting. Its technology platform offers solutions in the areas of intelligent open network integration; enterprise collaboration; mobile development platform and applications; and business intelligence, operational reporting, business vault, pervasive, and embedded analytics, as well as for application development framework and platform-as-a-service. The company provides enterprise resource planning products; industry-specific enterprise software suites; CloudSuite to reduce upfront IT expenditure and long term management costs; and enterprise asset management...
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Infor Announces Infor Integrated Business Planning (IBP), V11.1
Nov 17 16
Infor announced Infor Integrated Business Planning (IBP), v11.1, a comprehensive solution suite that delivers enterprise access to the information and tools needed to optimize supply chain processes. The release integrates core supply chain management (SCM) processes such as sales & operations planning (S&OP), demand planning (DP), and supply planning (SP) processes into a single, holistic solution to provide enhanced visibility and control across the global supply chain. Infor IBP is designed to increase value for users through significant enhancements to the demand planning and supply planning processes and connects them to financial planning, and by delivering a robust application that can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Infor IBP has been developed to tackle major challenges frequently encountered in a modern dynamic supply chain. Increased globalization has helped create access to new markets for suppliers, but in turn it results in disconnected and disjointed teams and data, whether by geographic distance or through silos. Infor IBP provides capabilities that unify data sets and allow users to collaborate globally to create plans that support business goals. This creates much needed reliability and repeatability of processes and outputs. By eliminating silos and bridging the gap between strategy and operations, companies are able to assess actual performance rates, which in turn facilitate better decision-making to help connect execution and strategy. Core Features: Improved Data Visualization & Analytics - The release of Infor IBP brings about a modern, user-friendly aesthetic to enhance the data visualization process. By adding gauge and trend chart types that are embedded within worksheets, users are able to plot values in relation to minimum and maximum ranges that are stylistically similar to a car's speedometer. New formatting options, such as color-coding, will ease the process for tracking analytics. This new function allows for a quick visual reference of acceptable or underperforming measurements. Intelligent S&OP Module - Accurate and comprehensive S&OP forecasts are an essential component for aligning supply, demand, and financial objectives. By integrating a standalone S&OP module, Infor IBP allows for a more collaborative approach to planning and analysis with a unified model of demand, supply chain, and financial data at any level of granularity or dimension. The module is equipped with industry-specific templates and features enhancements such as dynamic supply demand re-balance and profitable trade-offs. Through Infor Ming.le, multi-user collaboration is made possible both inside and outside the application to deliver tracking, alerts and drill-backs that monitor key metrics such as supply chain costs, lead times and forecast variability. Improved Demand+ - Infor IBP vastly improves creation of baseline forecasts to enable users to simultaneously create and compare multiple statistical forecast models with automatic detection of key variables such as seasonality, step changes, and obsolescence prediction. Users can also customize alerts to provide more flexible forecasting. The latest version also has an embedded workbench for market intelligence and features historical variability calculations to support inventory visibility. The secure web-based layout creates easy access for collaborative forecasting with sales, finance, production, customers, and trade partners. Optimized Supply+ -Infor IBP features Supply+ to help optimize key supply chain variables such as capacity, material, inventory, and distribution constraints. By including the Supply+ functionality, users are able to plan across variable time horizons to forecast strategic, tactical, and operational scenarios. Users can evaluate 'what if' situations and compare viability across all areas including inventory, sales production, warehouse and purchase analysis. Users also gain the ability to import data from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to IBP for reviewing scenarios to create models that factor in different business cycles and demand spikes.
Koch Equity Reportedly Seeks Acquisition Of Minority Stake In Infor
Nov 12 16
Koch Equity Development, LLC is seeking to acquire a significant minority stake in Infor, Inc. that will value the business software company at roughly $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. According to the sources, the transaction could be announced as early as next week and Koch's investment will be a mix of preferred and common equity. Infor's majority owner, Golden Gate Capital, declined to comment.
Infor Launches an Enhanced, Integrated Adaptive Learning and Forecasting Engine for Infor EzRMS
Nov 9 16
Infor announced the launch of an enhanced, integrated adaptive learning and forecasting engine for Infor EzRMS. The engine introduces several new forecasting algorithms, including trend modelling, combined with latest machine learning techniques, that help to provide improved forecasts and optimizations to the hospitality industry. When the algorithms are applied, Infor EzRMS will recalculate a full new forecast and as the models begin to pick up and learn business trends, users will start to see the forecast adapt more quickly to unexpected changes in the market and respond accordingly. In addition to the updated engine, Infor EzRMS also has an enhanced user interface that enables users to easily access business critical information such as revenue opportunities, single and multi-property reports, application wide search, navigation history, data export options, and direct access to key filters in reports for key metrics and time ranges.