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Why Vertical Industry Expertise Is So Important?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jul 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you follow industry news, attend prospect events, or read our partner Infor's website, you know that vertical industry expertise is a favorite topic for Infor executives, leaders, and strategists. Industry-specific functionality is part of our critical foundation and a strong differentiating feature for our software solutions, we say frequently. But, have you thought about why? Do you know where our industry expertise comes from and how we leverage it into valuable selling points? Let’s look closer at what “industry expertise” means, why we are highly focused on it as a strategy, and how it will propel Infor forward.

The backstory

To understand where we are going, it helps to know how we got here. History provides context. In the evolution of ERP solutions, there’s a long and winding road that providers and users travelled before today’s Software as a Service (SAAS) model became the accepted best practice. In early days of ERP solutions, massive monolithic solutions with complex architecture and rigid code structure were the norm. Large enterprises invested heavily and hired consultants to customize the operational features. The heavily modified systems were costly to update.

Then came cloud computing. But, for companies to take advantage of the benefits of multi-tenant cloud deployment, they needed to have their industry-specific functionality already built into the solution—so modifications wouldn’t be needed. Modifications slow down deployment and can get in the way of upgrades.

Infor had been heavily investing into industry-specific features of the core ERP solutions. The solutions contain the functionality needed for industry specific applications—making it easier to migrate to the cloud.

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Topics: ERP, Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Infor M3, Fashion & Apparel, Enterprise Resource Planning, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, Infor M3 ERP

ICCG and CADTALK Form Strategic Partnership to Provide CAD/PDM/PLM Integration for Infor’s ERP Solutions

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jul 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Leading Infor partner Independent Computer Consulting Group (“ICCG”) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with CADTALK, the first and only software leveraging AI to transform engineering bills of material from virtually any CAD, PDM, or PLM application into manufacturing bills of material and routings inside Infor ERP applications, specifically Infor CloudSuite Industrial(SyteLine).

ICCG is an enterprise software focused consulting firm with a global presence and a track record of more than 2,000 business and digital transformation project executions across ERP, Supply Chain Planning and Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Solutions and Product Life Cycle Management Solutions deployments. 

“We are delighted to be partnering with Infor Gold Channel and Alliance Partner ICCG to provide CAD/PDM/PLM/CAM integration for Infor ERP,” said CADTALK Founder and CEO Scott Brickler.  “ICCG has a very strong domestic and international presence in the Infor ERP and PLM solutions market, and we are excited to bring the best CAD integration solution to more Infor ERP users globally. CADTALK is the go to CAD/PLM Integration solution for Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) and we plan with support from strategic Partners like ICCG to extend our Integration to other Infor ERP solutions such as Infor M3 and Infor LN.”

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Topics: ERP, PLM, Enterprise Resource Planning, PDM, CAD, Infor PLM

Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) Partners With SPS Commerce To Bolster Delivery And Support For Digital Transformations And Positive Customer Experiences

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Leading Infor partner Independent Computer Consulting Group (“ICCG”) is pleased to announce a new partnership with SPS Commerce, the world’s leading retail network. The partnership is expected to strengthen the ability of both companies to execute on digital transformation opportunities through engagement and delivery collaboration for the Infor portfolio of systems.

ICCG is an enterprise software focused consulting firm with a global presence and a track record of more than 2,000 business and digital transformation project executions across ERP, Supply Chain Planning and Execution Systems, Warehouse Management Solutions and Product Life Cycle Management Solutions deployments.

ICCG expects the SPS partnership to provide unique advantages, including access to the SPS Commerce network that includes more than 90,000 retail trading partners. The SPS retail network was built over 20 years by consistently adding customers who would rather trust their EDI operations to experts instead of trying to manage rapidly changing retailer requirements on their own.  

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Topics: ERP, Supply Chain, Enterprise Resource Planning, Retail Supply Chain, EDI, Electronic Data Interchange

Is It Time For An Enterprise Software Update? Part 4-Ensure Success

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM
 
 

A Panel Discussion on how to ensure success of your Enterprise Software Update/Upgrade

Updating your enterprise systems to ensure your growing business needs and challenges for today and tomorrow. 

April 30, 2020
11 am CST

Your business continues to evolve because of changing customer needs, global supply chains, digital manufacturing, technology advancements, mergers and acquisitions, and other important drivers. Is your ERP system keeping up?

Join us for this 20-minute virtual panel discussion as we focus on what are the critical success factors for ensuring you successfully manage the update/upgrade of your Enterprise Software

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Webinar, Process Manufacturing, Fashion & Apparel, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, Chemical Processing

Is It Time For An Enterprise Software Update? Part 3-Ensure Success

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM
 
 

A Panel Discussion on how to ensure success of your Enterprise Software Update/Upgrade

Updating your enterprise systems to ensure your growing business needs and challenges for today and tomorrow. 

April 23, 2020
11 am CST

Your business continues to evolve because of changing customer needs, global supply chains, digital manufacturing, technology advancements, mergers and acquisitions, and other important drivers. Is your ERP system keeping up?

Join us for this 20-minute virtual panel discussion as we focus on what are the critical success factors for ensuring you successfully manage the update/upgrade of your Enterprise Software

REGISTER NOW

 

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Webinar, Process Manufacturing, Fashion & Apparel, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, Chemical Processing

Is It Time For An Enterprise Software Update? Part 2-Learn The Signs.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 13, 2020 1:52:11 PM
 
 

A Panel Discussion on How To Learn the Signs

Updating your enterprise systems to ensure your growing business needs and challenges for today and tomorrow. 

April 16, 2020
11 am CST

Your business continues to evolve because of changing customer needs, global supply chains, digital manufacturing, technology advancements, mergers and acquisitions, and other important drivers. Is your ERP system keeping up?

Join us for this 20-minute virtual panel discussion as we focus on understanding the signs to update to your Enterprise Software.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Webinar, Process Manufacturing, Fashion & Apparel, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, Chemical Processing

Is It Time For An Enterprise Software Upgrade? Part 1-Learn The Signs.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Upgrading your enterprise systems to ensure your growing business needs and challenges for today and tomorrow. 

April 9, 2020
11 am CST

Your business continues to evolve because of changing customer needs, global supply chains, digital manufacturing, technology advancements, mergers and acquisitions, and other important drivers. Is your ERP system keeping up?

Join us for this 20-minute virtual seminar as we focus on learning if it's time for your ERP System upgrade.

 

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Webinar, Process Manufacturing, Fashion & Apparel, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, Chemical Processing

RES Exhibits Selects ICCG As Implementation Partner For Infor® CloudSuite™ Industrial (SyteLine) ERP System Upgrade

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) helps manage all key business processes into one integrated system

In just under 5 months, ICCG completed an upgrade implementation of Infor® CloudSuite™ Industrial (SyteLine), for RES Exhibits, a family-owned and operated trade show services company specializing in creating one-of-a-kind experiences for one-of-a-kind brands.

They were running an older version of Infor SyteLine that was not allowing them to manage key processes effectively. This older version also required many customizations and work arounds. The consensus was to upgrade to the latest available version of Infor SyteLine and take advantage of all the capabilities of the newer release. They selected ICCG, an Infor Global Alliance Partner, to lead the upgrade implementation because of their deep understanding of the technology and functionality of Infor CloudSuite Industrial.

“System upgrades calls for good understanding of the customer’s existing configuration of their ERP system,” said Shiv Kaushik, CEO for ICCG.  “The enhanced capabilities in the newer version combined with prior relevant experience to successfully deliver upgrades, involves carrying forward some business specific modifications to the solution and makes the deliverance complete in a timely manner.”

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Topics: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Infor Cloudsuite Industrial, Infor SyteLine

Accelerate ERP System Time To Value

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to addressing market and customer demands, aging enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications can hold modern day business back. Legacy systems can also prevent organizations from delivering value instantly to customers.

More than 80% of CFOs see identifying and targeting areas of new value across the business as one of their main responsibilities, according to research from Accenture. That's why CFOs, who are attracted to the cost-effectiveness and scalability of connected enterprise management solutions, are being swayed by the compelling functionality of unified ERP and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions.

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Topics: ERP, Infor, M3

Industry Specific Experience Is Built Into Infor M3

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Infor M3 and Infor M3 Cloud offer multi-functional capabilities - combined with highly productive new technologies to support mobility and team collaboration - developed over years of working with some of the best companies in the world. Designed for medium to large national and global manufacturers, distributors, and aftersales service providers, M3 provides industry specific process support and functionality built on good practices, and an industry-leading user experience. Flexible deployment options and implementation accelerators yield low total cost of ownership and short time-to-value.

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Topics: ERP, Infor, M3

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