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Infor has announced general availability of Infor MyDay for Infor ERP VISUAL, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small to medium businesses (SMB) in the discrete manufacturing industry.
Much more than a portal or dashboard, Infor MyDay is a dynamic Web 2.0 user interface for Infor applications that provides central access to the critical information users need to excel in their daily work. Companies operating on Infor ERP VISUAL version 6.5.4 or higher with active maintenance plans are able to take advantage of Infor MyDay at no additional charge.
Infor MyDay takes the vast amounts of business data captured and stored by ERP VISUAL and delivers the pertinent information to employees based on their roles within the organisation. Previously, ERP solutions did not allow for users to easily access and analyze data that was often trapped in information silos or documents in the system. Infor MyDay sets relevant data free and presents it so that the appropriate decision-makers in the company can respond quickly when necessary.
Infor MyDay Helps Manufacturers by Personalising Information Delivery
Infor has identified more than 150 roles in functional areas such as operations, sales, manufacturing/production, and finance for which Infor MyDay will personalise information. The information presented to these users based on their roles can help manufacturers improve cash flow, boost profits, reduce operating expenses, improve product quality, increase revenue, and shorten the time needed to correct problems.
Companies in the discrete manufacturing industry must identify ways to reduce costs without sacrificing product quality. Acting on the information presented by Infor MyDay, users can make decisions that reduce unnecessary costs and improve product quality, bolstering operational effectiveness. Infor MyDay also delivers important metrics to Sales and Finance employees that help users effectively respond to mandates to reduce costs and add customised services. Additionally, Infor MyDay provides personalised information and metrics to users that help them better manage cash, reduce the consumption of working capital and minimise the time needed to address cash flow issues.
For years, ERP solutions have been collecting and organising huge amounts of data from all across the manufacturing enterprise, from the shop floor through the back-office, said Jeff Abbott, vice president, solutions and field marketing, Infor. Infor MyDay brings ERP to the next level by taking that data, analysing it and delivering key metrics to relevant users so that they can quickly make solid decisions and take action to improve business performance, rather than spending time collecting and analysing data themselves.
Infor Open SOA
Infor MyDay utilises Infor Open SOA, an event-driven service-oriented architecture (SOA) that leverages an industry standard business language to distribute data between Infor solutions and other systems. Infor Open SOA provides a standards-based approach for integration of both Infor and non-Infor systems and data sources. Through Infor Open SOA, Infor customers can rapidly and economically add Infor, third-party and in-house software applications without the need to rip-and-replace software or interrupt other systems during operations, a key benefit to Infor Open SOA. Infor Open SOA allows future component-based enhancements to Infor solutions to be delivered in the same non-disruptive manner, easing the implementation process for future technology integrations.