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Learn How Industry & Role-Specific Analytics Can Increase Analytics Adoption

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 13, 2022 9:42:52 AM

Traditionally, almost all business intelligence and analytics solutions were designed as general-purpose platforms or desktop tools suitable for any industry, department, or use case. That does mean, of course, that the burden of developing data models, data pipelines, dashboards, and reports falls to the customer. They effectively start with a 'blank sheet of paper,' which, in theory, can be developed to fit the organization's exact needs. However, the reality is that the organization may not have either the skills, resources, or time to develop an analytics solution that quickly meets business requirements.

The answer to avoiding this overhead of entirely homegrown analytics is to use a modern analytic application that can deliver ready-to-use analytics, right "out-of-the-box." Deployment and adoption of these analytic applications are accelerated because of built-in content developed by industry domain experts that understand the industries, roles, data, business applications, and specific analytics required by typical business user personas. A significant amount of development time can be saved because this domain-expertise-driven content can replace typical internal development processes.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Distribution, Process Manufacturing, Industrial Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Business Intelligence, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Business Processes, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

Importance Of Collaborative SCN Increases For Automotive Manufacturers

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 1, 2022 11:31:03 AM

Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers continue to increase their collaboration in various ways, whether this be through robotic process automation (RPA), data collection and exchange, or other methods that provide insights for scalability. With true, multi-enterprise collaboration, there are cross-training opportunities to convey customer needs and preferences for product innovation, giving manufacturers the ability to make rapid adjustments in real time. Collaborative behavior makes this happen, and it all starts with transparency.

However, building real trust, collaboration, and transparency goes beyond using a specific technology or workflow. At its core, this is about changing the culture of automotive OEMs and throughout their suppliers at every tier. Automotive companies who are true leaders in the industry consider the health of the entire supply network, not just their immediate interests. Making this change—as with almost all substantive transformations—requires change be from the top executive level down.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Industrial Manufacturing, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Management, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

The Importance Of Speaking Your Language In Manufacturing

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 8, 2022 12:10:50 PM

As the manufacturing world continues to evolve to meet new challenges, there’s a step-change in innovation for the products and services that are delivered and supported. Many industry insiders are expressing the need for a focus on driving sustainable (and profitable) business growth. Deloitte suggests digital investment and supply chain resilience as the key pillars. Partnerships are also increasingly important to achieving sustainable business growth, whether that’s upstream or downstream within your supply chain or enabling partners such as application and technology providers.

In all of those partnering scenarios, it’s important to have a common understanding of your desired outcomes, so you can ensure you’re all speaking the same language, which helps shorten the time to value. Manufacturing is shifting towards industry-specific applications and these applications are now nearly always delivered in the cloud to maximize adoption, flexibility, availability, and security, as well as reducing through-life cost of ownership. In fact, Gartner forecasts end-user public cloud spending to grow by 18% through 2021.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Distribution, Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Industrial Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

Warehouse Future Proofing With A Cloud-Based WMS

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 4, 2022 3:00:00 AM

Even when your warehouse operations seem to be running smoothly, there is always room for improvement and a need to stay up to date with innovation. While steps are taken to keep warehouse operations at peak performance, when fulfilment times and levels are jeopardized, it’s still up to you and your team to race to recover, to ensure actions to get back on track are taken correctly so that product can make its way out the door, and time is always working against you.

If your organization previously reviewed and dismissed the value of moving your warehouse management system (WMS) to the cloud, it’s time to reevaluate. Decisions that seemed to make sense last year or even last quarter, likely look very different with new challenges emerging over the past several months. By empowering critical systems like a WMS with cloud capabilities, your organization can scale quickly, maximize productivity, and minimize outages and downtime to prevent bringing the company’s mission-critical operations to its knees.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, ERP, Manufacturing, Distribution, Rentals & Equipment, Warehouse Management Systems, Fashion & Apparel, Industrial Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Infor M3 ERP, Enterprise Software, Retail Supply Chain, WMS

Importance Of Digital Transformation Projects: Start With Your People

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 3, 2022 7:36:43 AM

Know you want to transform but don't know where to start? Want to gain $9-12 for every dollar you spend? Read on to find out why starting with your people is the best first step to prioritizing digital transformation projects.

Digital transformation is at the top of the to-do lists of most companies, but one topic that is often missing from a discussion on digital transformation is which areas to prioritize. Most businesses can’t afford to completely overhaul a core function of the enterprise top to bottom, along with the technology that supports it, at any one time. Instead, they’ll target specific areas for transformation. That approach minimizes disruption to the business, keeps costs manageable, and helps the business apply lessons learned to future transformation projects. The question, though, is which areas to target first?

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Topics: Digital Transformation, ERP, Manufacturing, Distribution, Rentals & Equipment, Supply Chain, Fashion & Apparel, Industrial Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Infor M3 ERP, Enterprise Software, Retail Supply Chain, WMS, Supply Chain Management

Shorten The Distance To Your Customers Using Smart Network Factory

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 20, 2022 8:49:39 AM

Judging by the headlines, continuous logistics issues, continued pandemic restrictions, and rising prices for raw materials will mean that manufacturers have their work cut out for 2022. In addition, the drive towards sustainability is adding pressure to readjust the manufacturing footprint. Most manufacturers are still stuck with a geographic footprint, which was driven by labor arbitrage around the globe, rather than by factors such as closeness to customers or ecological concerns.

To increase efficiency, many producers have started to implement Industry 4.0 technologies. Industry 4.0 came with the promise of a smart factory being profitable at the production lot size of one unit. The concept was introduced at the brink of the millennium change with the introduction of cyber-physical systems to share, analyze and guide intelligent actions for various processes in the industry to make the machines smarter and to lower downtime. Analytics can also be used for other aspects like logistics, demand forecasts, production scheduling and quality control, capacity utilization and efficiency boosting.

But we still stand at the beginning for leveraging the true potential of Industry 4.0. Smart technologies offer no less than the possibility to redesign the global manufacturing footprint, to position factories closer to markets, reduce logistics nightmares and increase visibility of the ecosystem partners, including suppliers and customers.

 

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Industrial Manufacturing, CloudSuite Industrial, Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Industrial Revolution, Infor Cloudsuite Industrial, CloudSuite Equipment, Infor CloudSuite ERP

Infor CloudSuite M3 - Monitor Late P.O. Lines From Your Homepage

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Your Tips & Trips delivered today by our very own Mr. M3, Sean Conner. In just under 3 minutes, he demonstrates configuring a drill back.

Click Here to watch how you can monitor late purchase order lines from your homepage.

About Infor's market-leading ERP

Infor’s industry-specific ERP solutions have been meeting the needs of enterprise-level and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 30+ years. Infor® ERP cloud software is securely hosted through Amazon Web Services® (AWS®), allowing your business to quickly scale and spend less time managing infrastructure and more time focusing on strategic initiatives.

Built for your industry. Take advantage of 90% of industry-specific capabilities built in, so your business can focus on developing the processes that make it unique.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Distribution, Fashion & Apparel, Industrial Manufacturing, Infor M3 ERP, Infor CloudSuite M3

Infor CloudSuite M3 - Navigate Smart, The Power Of Ctrl+D

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Your Tips & Trips delivered today by our very own Mr. M3, Sean Conner. In just 2:23, he shows you the Power of Ctrl+D. It's Slick. Super. and Easy.

Click Here to watch how Ctrl+D is a great function if you want to manipulate which panels you want to go to in a single session.

About Infor's market-leading ERP

Infor’s industry-specific ERP solutions have been meeting the needs of enterprise-level and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 30+ years. Infor® ERP cloud software is securely hosted through Amazon Web Services® (AWS®), allowing your business to quickly scale and spend less time managing infrastructure and more time focusing on strategic initiatives.

Built for your industry. Take advantage of 90% of industry-specific capabilities built in, so your business can focus on developing the processes that make it unique.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Distribution, Fashion & Apparel, Industrial Manufacturing, Infor M3 ERP, Infor CloudSuite M3

Infor CloudSuite M3 - How Do Monitors Work

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM

In just 6 minutes, Sean Conner (our very own Mr. M3) will provide an overview on widget configuration and explain how Infor OS monitors work.

And as a bonus, he’ll also show you how to share your homepages with your friends.

Welcome to OS Monitors 101!!!

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About Infor's market-leading ERP

Infor’s industry-specific ERP solutions have been meeting the needs of enterprise-level and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 30+ years. Infor® ERP cloud software is securely hosted through Amazon Web Services® (AWS®), allowing your business to quickly scale and spend less time managing infrastructure and more time focusing on strategic initiatives.

Built for your industry. Take advantage of 90% of industry-specific capabilities built in, so your business can focus on developing the processes that make it unique.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Distribution, Fashion & Apparel, Industrial Manufacturing, Infor M3 ERP, Infor CloudSuite M3

Infor CloudSuite M3 - Enable Enterprise Search

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

When you enable Enterprise Search you'll search faster and easier.

In today’s Infor CloudSuite M3 video tip, Sean Conner will show you how, in just two minutes, to configure enterprise search and save you hours of work down the road.

Enterprise search is a time saver because it searches EVERYTHING and ALL AT ONCE!

Click Here to watch ... 

About Infor's market-leading ERP

Infor’s industry-specific ERP solutions have been meeting the needs of enterprise-level and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for 30+ years. Infor® ERP cloud software is securely hosted through Amazon Web Services® (AWS®), allowing your business to quickly scale and spend less time managing infrastructure and more time focusing on strategic initiatives.

Built for your industry. Take advantage of 90% of industry-specific capabilities built in, so your business can focus on developing the processes that make it unique.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Distribution, Fashion & Apparel, Industrial Manufacturing, Infor M3 ERP, Infor CloudSuite M3

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