Infor, a vendor of business application software unveiled Infor10, which features a consumer type user experience, industry specific software applications and Infor10 ION Suite, a lightweight, middleware technology that changes the way enterprise software is managed.
“Our customers already enjoy applications with deep out of the box functionality across a variety of specialized industries and micro-verticals. Infor10 sets a new standard for how work gets done. People at work have come to expect the same user experience they encounter in their everyday lives as users of Twitter, Facebook and Google. Infor10 and the Infor10 ION Suite bring that to the workplace,” said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor.
The Infor10 ION Suite is at the heart of Infor10. ION connects and integrates Infor and non-Infor applications, storing information in a common format and repository. ION allows information that flows among applications, analytics and social media streams to be accessed by users from their desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
Unlike conventional middleware, the lightweight ION technology is not layered on top of existing applications, but infused into them. As a result, ION makes integrations quicker, simpler and more reliable. “ION creates the mobile, social and flexible enterprise,” said Soma Somasundaram, senior vice president, Global Product Development, Infor.
“Because it’s lightweight and built using open standards, ION installs much faster than heavy middleware and allows customers to get up and running quickly and efficiently so they can focus on their core business.”
ION enables new and existing Infor and non-Infor applications to work as a holistic solution, helping to create streamlined workflows and end-to-end business processes, while improving system performance speed and upgrades. Infor10 ION Workspace unifies and presents all relevant information for each user on one screen, including role-based workflows, task and alerts, in-context business intelligence, event management, social media collaboration, consumer-like search capabilities, and business activity streams.
Infor10 suites are targeted for aerospace and defence, automotive, chemicals, distribution, equipment services, maintenance and rental, fashion, food and beverage, general manufacturing, healthcare, high tech, hospitality, industrial equipment and machinery and public sector.