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Friday, June 25, 2010

What Managers Can Do Now To Keep Star Performers Later

Managers need to think about how to keep their star performers engaged right now so that they do not look elsewhere once the economic climate improves. Lori Dernavich, of Lori Dernavich LLC, is a trusted business advisor who works with C-level executives, HR directors and boards to provide essential workplace performance solutions that lead to accountability, improved communications and increased profitability.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software Solutions

ATLANTA - Jun 23, 2010 – Infor Global Solutions, the leading provider of business software for mid-market companies, today announced that it will closely align its key business applications with a wide range of complementary Microsoft products, forming software solutions that are easier for mid-market companies to deploy and use. For example, the Infor ERP VISUAL Manufacturing Software System will have built-in integration with Microsoft Sharepoint.

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Read what industry analysts are saying about the partnership:

BusinessWeek: Infor Buddies up with Microsoft- “Infor will be relying on Microsoft technology for the next generation of its line of ERP (enterprise resource planning) products, in the wake of a deal the companies announced Wednesday. While Infor and Microsoft already had a partnership, the new announcement takes the relationship much further.”

Managing Automation Magazine: Infor Cozies Up to Microsoft, Reworks Integration Strategy- “In yet another bid to unify its diverse collection of enterprise applications, Infor today unveiled a new product integration strategy and strategic partnership that will see the company standardize its ERP offerings on several Microsoft software infrastructure technologies.”

Manufacturing Computer Solutions: Infor simplifies connectivity and data sharing for manufacturers- “New software services from Infor are aimed at easing cross-application workflow and reporting to the extent that the company claims it is "giving mid-market companies benefits once reserved only for the largest corporations".

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Infor ERP VISUAL makes Managing Automation’s List of Most Popular ERP Applications

Managing Automation named Infor ERP VISUAL in its’ list of most popular ERP Systems based on information from users of Manufacturing managers evaluating enterprise applications, such as ERP software, spent most of their time learning about solutions from Infor, IFS, Plex, and IQMS, data from reveals.

The website’s TechMATCH product database offers users a free and detailed way to match their software and business requirements to the right solution package, across technology categories, such as ERP, supply chain management, product lifecycle management, automation systems, and others.

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About Infor ERP VISUAL
More than 4,000 businesses use Infor ERP VISUAL because of its affordability, deep end-to-end functionality, lower total cost of ownership, flexibility, and ease of use.

Infor ERP VISUAL’s leading-edge technology is designed to manage the total production environment from quoting and estimating to shipping and billing. It delivers an integrated approach to all core manufacturing requirements, including MRP (material requirements planning), advanced planning and scheduling, manufacturing execution, customer relationship management, quality management, and warehouse management. Infor ERP VISUAL provides what all discrete manufacturers need—support for their full business lifecycle, from planning and sourcing to making and delivering.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

How to Improve Your Company’s Program Management Effectiveness

One of the largest paradigms in project and program management is the use or lack of use of the proper fundamental principles and project technology tools. This paradigm causes laborious effort to plan, track, and be proactive on project schedule, work requirements and capacity, and project costs and prevents quality performance of projects.
There are, in fact, a number of best practices that practitioners can utilize to avoid or eliminate laborious effort, simplify the project management process, and greatly improve project and program performance. This whitepaper will summarize the major best practices in five categories—schedule; resource & capacity; integration of projects in master schedules on major, complex programs; cost; and technology.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Infor ERP VISUAL Integration to Infor PLM8

Atlanta, GA- June 4, 2010- Infor announced that Infor ERP VISUAL now contains a standard integration to Infor PLM8.

About Infor PLM8
Infor PLM 8 is a comprehensive global product lifecycle management (PLM) product designed for high-tech and electronics (HTE) engineers and manufacturers, automotive component manufacturers, industrial machinery and equipment (IME) engineers and manufacturers, aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers, and other types of complex engineering and manufacturing. Please contact your Infor Channel Partner or Customer Direct Representative for more information on this product.

About the Integration
This standard integration is included with the current Infor ERP VISUAL product and is currently available at no additional license charge to any customer with a valid and current support contract.

For more information about PLM8, download the brochure