TECH BUYER Nov 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US44334419
Inforum 2019: New Leadership, Same Intelligent Cloud Future
By: Jeffrey HojloProgram Director, Product Innovation Strategies, Simon EllisProgram Vice President, Leslie HandVice President, IDC Retail Insights, Stephanie KrishnanResearch Director, Kevin PermenterResearch Manager, Enterprise Applications, Jordan JewellResearch Manager, Digital Commerce and Enterprise Applications
This IDC Perspective provides our review and analysis of Inforum 2019, held in New Orleans, based on executive and customer presentations as well as discussions. A team of IDC analysts recently attended the event, which is Infor's annual gathering of customers, service providers, and industry analysts.
"A critical success factor for Infor, and other large enterprise application platform providers, is to provide industry-specific offerings that meet unique challenges, for any size company. To that end, Infor has a set of 12 industry CloudSuites that contain 60% 'purpose built' core capabilities and processes, while 10% of the capability is unique and 30% is typically configured. As other enterprise application providers continue to develop their industry offerings, it becomes increasingly critical to complement this with a focus on a clean, visually compelling UI, as well as a rapid, flexible deployment approach for initial implementations and ongoing application updates," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies at IDC.
Asia/Pacific Digital Transformation Strategies , Digital Commerce , Enterprise Applications , IDC Manufacturing Insights: Global Digital Supply Chain Networks and Planning Strategies , IDC Manufacturing Insights: Worldwide Product Innovation Strategies , IDC Retail Insights: Worldwide Retail Experiential Operations Strategies
Analytic applications, Cloud-based partners, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Engineering applications, Enterprise resource management applications, Supply chain management applications, Technology buyer