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The Compelling Capabilities of One Compensation Management Vendor's Solution
Despite its product's notable functional scope, Centive is committed to being the leader in on demand sales compensation management. The vendor believes it now

i flex solution  How many orders do I need to close and deliver to win that trip to Fiji? On the other hand, managers and executives have access to the key information they need to measure and manage their teams. To that end, they can see virtually, in real time, how their teams are performing in terms of both sales and incentive pay; they can rank individual performance by various attributes and drill down to individual-level information. The executive summary view includes key performance indicators (KPIs) such as

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Infor24: Demystifying Infor’s Cloud Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that cloud computing is reaching mainstream adoption in the enterprise applications space. Indeed, virtually all renowned independent software vendors (ISVs) already offer or plan to offer some or all of their products as a service (on-demand software). My blog post then expanded onto some cloud computing definitions and nuances, to

i flex solution  series on Infor ION, I decided to give Infor ample chance to further explain and clarify its cloud strategy in writing and at its staff’s leisure . What follows are my prodding questions and Infor’s official answers (courtesy of Brian Rose, VP of Cloud Solutions): PJ : Is there any meaning behind Infor24 (i.e., why not 24x7 )? Infor/BR : Infor24 simply means that it is available all the time. The name is also in line with our  online support branding, Infor365 . PJ : What is Infor's approach to Read More

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i flex solution  iteration since 2005. Namely, I remember Corestone (whatever on earth that was), then came Infor Open SOA relying on the Progress Sonic   enterprise service bus (ESB)  at first, then the move to platform independence by building a peer-to-peer (P2P) network of open fortresses, on-ramps, etc. Why should we believe that Infor ION will now be the end all? Infor: Although Infor has changed the names of the initiatives over the years, all of them are continuation/evolution of the previous one. As an Read More

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i flex solution  tools and intellectual property, Infor has been building role-based home pages (with built-in role-based security levels and data access) that use Web 2.0 technologies such as Asynchronous Java and XML (AJAX) or Adobe Flex . This gives users personalized views of information that is important to their role, and in a rich-client metaphor. Using the Infor Open SOA framework, these role-based home pages also enable enterprise mashups (composite applications) of data from Infor and non-Infor systems, so Read More

I Did It the iWay


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Intranet Solution for Employee Engagement


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