Infor Manufacturing Business Intelligence Solution
[Updated with corrected analyst information] Infor announced “Infor Business Intelligence (BI) 10x” last week. This new product is designed to modernize data processing and enrich manufacturing decision-making according to the press release.
Senior Product Manager Jan Gahde told me that Infor may not be widely recognized as a Business Intelligence supplier, but he noted that former Gartner analyst Howard Dresner, cited in his recent Wisdom of Crowds study says that Infor is actually ranked pretty highly.
The solution delivers advanced analytics and planning capabilities, self-service dashboards, and social collaboration for a more modern, mobile, and social experience. Core technologies include Infor ION and Infor Ming.le to create “an experience that surpasses the ordinary to maximize real-time visibility and cultivate business development.” The press release called it a “beautiful” user interface. When I challenged Gahde with that rather extreme word, he told me that Infor has a design team focused on creating these modern, beautiful interfaces.
The solution leverages Infor ION, a lightweight middleware, to connect with the Infor ION Business Vault to provide information in real-time, in-context data, and deliver more reliable reporting that is not impacted by operational business application upgrades.