Infor aligns performance management with business and role specific functionality

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Infor PM Provides Deeper, Richer Business Specific Functionality to Drive Faster Results

Infor has announced its strategic vision for delivering world-class solutions for Performance Management (PM), focusing on applications that offer rapid and lasting return on investment. To fulfill this vision, Infor is advancing its current PM offering to provide solutions with built-in, role-based functionality that need less customisation and lead to a low total cost of ownership.

Infor is already recognised by analysts as a leader in delivering performance management solutions that go well beyond generic industry functionality, said Curtis Gekle, senior vice president, Infor Performance Management. We see huge demand for extensible and configurable solutions that drive down IT costs and increase access to information across all functional areas of organisations. Today, we are setting this direction for Infor PM and re-stating our commitment to value and innovation to our current and future customers.

Infor PM solutions are now aligned in two major categories: Infor PM Business Process Applications and Infor PM Business Specific Analytics.  The solutions within these categories help companies achieve results more quickly by providing predefined data and process integration with ERP, supply chain and finance systems. Dashboards, key performance indicators and scorecarding capabilities are available across all the solutions.

Infor PM Business Process Applications are enterprise applications for strategic and operational planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and consolidation. Finance as well as other functional departments across an organisation can take advantage of the capabilities in Infor PM Business Process Applications.  Deployed individually or in a suite configuration on a single platform, Infor PM Business Process Applications provide a single version of the truth, consolidating duplicate spreadsheets and databases and eliminating manual input errors through data integration. Infor PM Business Process Applications combine automated processes, guided workflow capabilities, and a familiar Microsoft Excel user interface to help users complete tasks accurately, on time and within established guidelines. 

Infor PM Business Specific Analytics provide role-specific analytics to help companies address issues distinct to their business. For areas such as accounts payable, receivables, sales, inventory and general ledger, Infors analytics solutions provide pre-defined metrics and reporting capabilities that make managers more effective at evaluating data, making insights and taking decisive action on trends.

The analytics in Infor PM Business Specific Analytics are embedded in the applications, providing users with powerful analysis tools that are integrated with their existing data and systems. In addition to providing business users with more meaningful information to run their business, Infor PM Business Specific Analytics help to reduce the time and cost of delivering solutions.  Currently, Infor offers role-specific analytics for sales, accounts receivables, general ledger, accounts payable, inventory and procurement. Infor is developing additional Business Specific Analytics sets, to be announced as they become generally available.

Infor products such as Infor PM MPC will be rebranded under the Infor PM Business Process Applications family. As part of its strategy to extend, enrich and evolve solutions to the benefit of customers, Infor will support current customers.


About Infor

Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organisations. With experience built in, Infors solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.

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