Largest software companies: Infor
Infor provides services to a variety...
Serving more than 68,000 organisations worldwide, Infor provides software products for every aspect of a business.
Infor provides services to a variety of different industries such as manufacturing, consumer goods, services, public sector and energy resources. Infor offers four core platforms: Infor OS, Infor Coleman, Birst and Infor Nexus. Its cloud platform, Infor OS, brings business processes and artificial intelligence (AI) together. The platform delivers technology that outstrips enabling business, it serves to drive it and puts the user at the centre of every experience to produce a unifying foundation for the entire business ecosystem. The key highlights are a unified UX, application builder, networked analytics and business intelligence, intelligent digital assistant for advice and feedback and AI transparency.
The company provides adaptable and comprehensive solutions that drives business results. Infor’s software applications have been built on years of experiences in key industry verticals from experts who recognise the unique challenges that face businesses. There are a number of key benefits to Infor’s platform, such as: embedded collaboration, extensibility and process integration.
Infor has been providing ERP solutions for enterprise-level and small and medium-sized businesses have been meeting the needs of the market for over 30 years. The company provides industry-specific CloudSuite solutions for businesses of all sizes. Infor’s ERP cloud software is securely hosted through Amazon Web Services in order to efficiently scale without the worry of hosting or management.
Infor in stats
HQ: New York
No. of offices: 168
New products: 176
Cloud users: 71mn+
Support experts: 1,200
Did you know?
Infor ranked in fourth position in Supply Chain Digital’s Top 10 software companies in October.
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5 minutes with: Ivalua’s Sundar Kamak
Who are you?
My name is Sundar Kamak, I’m Head of Manufacturing Solutions at Ivalua. I’ve been with the company for around two years now, and I’m responsible for our industry solutions and our pre-sales team. Before joining Ivalua I spent almost 20 years in the source-to-pay procurement space, working for a number of providers. But I got my career started in manufacturing and supply chain, specifically in automotive and aerospace.
And what is currently taking up the majority of your professional time?
The last year I've been focused in helping organisations put together a digital transformation strategy, especially manufacturing companies, so they can continue to address some of the challenges they face due to the COVID pandemic.
The traditional approach of engineers designing their latest product then procurement going off to source no longer works
What are the biggest challenges facing your corner of supply chain?
We have a lot of clients coming from different backgrounds - aerospace, high-tech, automotive - and they’re feeling the pressure and the crunch. There’s a lack of product, lack of material availability, lack of resources, labour shortages. So, I work with the leadership in these organisations, try to understand what problems they're looking to solve and come back with Ivalua solutions that can help them address some of these challenges.
Where do the biggest opportunities lie?
If we look at manufacturing, it all comes back to procurement and supply chain being involved sooner in the process. The traditional approach of engineers designing their latest product then procurement going off to source no longer works. It’s important to treat suppliers like partners, which means you build trust, so they can participate very early on in the product design and product development process. It’s not done consistently in the manufacturing sector, but it will be key.