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Interoperability Standards Set to Reduce Implementation Time and Complexity for Customers
Infor, one of the largest global providers of enterprise software, today announced it will help advance enterprise software application interoperability through its membership and Board of Directors position with Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGi), a not-for-profit organisation focused on developing independent standards that improve the state of application integration worldwide.
Our membership with OAGi highlights Infors commitment to the development and pursuit of open standards for enterprise applications, said Bruce Gordon, CTO of Infor. Utilising the OAGi standards for communication between our solutions and third party applications reduces implementation time; thereby further lowering Infors industry leading total cost of ownership.
A vast majority of enterprise software is unable to seamlessly communicate with other applications. A lack of standards complicates implementations, leading to time consuming integration of third party applications and customer involvement, which unnecessarily occupies valuable IT resources.
Infor is a leader in providing software for the enterprise, said David Connelly, CEO of the Open Applications Group. We look forward to their leadership on our Open Applications Group Board of Directors and standards development workgroups.
Infor delivers fully integrated enterprise solutions as well as best-in-class standalone products that address the essential challenges its customers face in areas such as enterprise resource planning, supply chain planning and execution, customer and supplier relationship management, asset management, product lifecycle management, financial management, performance management and business intelligence. With more than 8,100 employees and offices in 100 countries, Infor provides enterprise solutions to more than 70,000 customers.
About the Open Applications Group
The Open Applications Group is an open, not-for-profit, and fully independent standards development organization focused on building business language standards for enterprise application interoperability. The OAGIS standard is the largest and most implemented business language standard in the world, having been deployed in over 40 industries and in over 40 countries worldwide. The OAGIS standard covers Manufacturing, B2B, CRM, Logistics, Supply Chain, ERP, Financial, and Human Resource business functions.