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DHI Telecom, Leading Global Wi-Fi Provider To US Troops In Combat, Selects ICCG

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Oct 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

DHI Telecom, the Leading Global Wi-Fi Provider to US Troops in Combat, Selects ICCG to Optimize Business Processes Leveraging Leading Business Practices

Leading global Infor partner, Independent Computer Consulting Group (“ICCG”) is pleased to announce that DHI Telecom has selected ICCG and Infor CloudSuite Equipment(TM) ERP, to “Go Further” by transforming, modernizing, and optimizing their business processes across global operations.

As the leading global wi-fi provider to U.S. troops in combat zones and international travelers, DHI Telecom and its family of companies operate under the global brand of TravelWifi. Their motto is “Go Further,” which encapsulates the mission to offer the ability to travel simply, and to stay connected to what matters.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, DHI Telecom’s decision to replace its legacy system with Infor Cloud technology suite will assure that services in 130 countries are synchronized. The platform will become the backbone as they expand into new markets, including retail stores.

“The value, capabilities, and benefits of moving to CloudSuite Equipment go far beyond easy access to centralized data and higher levels of customer serviceability,” said DHI Telecom CEO Wallace Davis. “With this enterprise software backbone and ICCG’s consulting expertise, our business processes will be streamlined, data will become actionable knowledge, and expansions into new markets become easier. ICCG has the relevant industry domain expertise and knowledge of Infor’s ERP solutions. Their dedication in mapping complex technologies to real business outcomes made this decision easier on us.”

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Topics: ERP, Infor M3, Infor M3 ERP, Business Processes, Infor CloudSuite Equipment

ICCG And QBuild Software Form Strategic Partnership

Posted by Shiv Kaushik on Sep 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Partnership To Provide A Complete Integrated Solution From Design Engineering To PLM And ERP Systems.

Leading Infor partner Independent Computer Consulting Group (“ICCG”) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with QBuild Software. Their solutions enable the direct connection of CAD data to ERP, reducing engineering costs, streamlining internal ECN processes, and equipping sales teams with engineering expertise all working inside Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) and Infor M3 and Infor LN ERP systems and Infor PLM solutions.

ICCG, a Gold Channel and Global Alliance Partner for Infor, 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.

"CADLink tightly connects engineering departments to their Infor Solution. We are excited to work with ICCG to bring digital transformation and make engineering processes more efficient in the industry. As a fellow Infor Partner, working with ICCG opens up opportunities to take bigger steps towards our mutual goals." Rey Bustamante, Sales Manager QBuild offers CADLink, enabling users the ability to integrate and synchronize their CAD data with Infor ERP and further allows engineers to create Infor Item Master and BOM records identical to engineering CAD data with the click of a button. All their solutions offer flexibility and targeted customization solutions for any specific need.

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Topics: ERP, Infor M3, Enterprise Resource Planning, Product Lifecycle Management, Infor LN, Infor M3 ERP, Infor Cloudsuite Industrial, Infor PLM

Inforum 2020: Ten Of The Top Reasons To Attend

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Sep 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Inforum, Infor’s flagship event for customers, partners, and special guests, is being reimagined as a digital experience rather than the traditional in-person conference for this year. It’s scheduled for Sept 15-16 with a mix of on-demand and live sessions that includes customer stories, networking opportunities, product roadmaps, and industry insights.

The theme of “Unprecedented Challenges. Real Opportunities” encapsulates the premise that will be showcased through the event: Despite the extraordinary circumstances individuals and businesses are facing today, the future holds opportunities. Technology will be a catalyst for recovery and reimagining. Attending Inforum will help your enterprise prepare for the next normal. Supply chain planning, facility maintenance, team collaboration, direct distribution to customers, contactless hospitality, digital retail, niche manufacturing, and patient-centered healthcare are among the hot topics coming up.

Learn more about this digital event.

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Topics: ERP, Infor M3, Enterprise Resource Planning, AI, Machine Learning, Inforum 2020

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

Infor President & CTO Compliments ICCG For Delivering Last Mile Functionality For RSWM, Ltd.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM
40,000 person hours of implementation efforts capitalized on vertical and micro-vertical expertise for textile & fashion manufacturers.
 
With micro-vertical expertise in textile & fashion business, ICCG announced completion of a full-scale implementation of Infor M3 ERP. This implementation is one of the largest ERP projects for Infor and very strategic for RSWM Ltd. as well.
 

“RSWM implemented Infor Fashion Suite in their textile business and as an Industry specific software provider, we are proud to state that with the implementation led by our partner ICCG, RSWM has successfully rolled out the solution to their businesses and are able to realize the benefits as envisioned at the beginning of their technology modernization journey. ICCG helped with micro-vertical fit by delivering the last mile functionality needed for a textile business,” said Soma Somasundaram, President & CTO of Infor.

ICCG was requested by RSWM Management to first help them implement Infor M3 in the Yarn Manufacturing business of RSWM to onboard users on Infor’s leading ERP solution for Yarn and Textile Manufacturing division. On successful completion of that implementation, RSWM embarked on the project of modernizing its enterprise systems for the Denim fabric manufacturing division and that has been successfully completed by ICCG team.

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Topics: Infor M3, Infor M3 ERP

ICCG Completes Major Infor M3 ERP Implementation For RSWM Ltd.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Project scope included 40,000 person hours of implementation efforts.

ICCG has completed a full-scale implementation of Infor M3 ERP. This significant digital transformation implementation is one of the largest ERP projects for Infor and very strategic for RSWM Ltd. as well.

RSWM Management requested ICCG to first help them implement Infor M3 in their Yarn Manufacturing business by onboarding users on Infor’s leading ERP solution for Yarn and Textile Manufacturing division. On successful completion of that implementation, RSWM embarked on the project of modernizing its enterprise systems for the Denim fabric manufacturing division and that has been successfully completed by ICCG team.

"We are pleased to have delivered this project on schedule, demonstrating our expertise in executing large-scale, complex projects," said Shiv Kaushik, CEO of ICCG. "The completion of this 40,000 person hour project achieves another milestone in ICCG’s 32 year history of successful implementations for Infor M3 ERP.”

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Topics: Infor M3, Infor M3 ERP

5 Reasons Infor CloudSuite PLM For Process Completes Your ERP Solution

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As robust and far-reaching as ERP solutions can be, it's simply not feasible to think that they can be all-encompassing, providing complete business functionality for every aspect of an organization. The simple truth is that all ERP solutions have gaps in specialized areas such as product lifecycle management (PLM). Successful companies know that it's best to close these gaps with focused, industry-specific solutions that address the unique aspects of their business.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Infor M3, PLM, Infor Optiva, CloudSuite Food & Beverage

O Canada: Why McDonald’s, Tim Hortons And Starbucks Are Testing New Food Items Up North

Posted by Michael Lea on Oct 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Of course, the renewed and now emphatically changing world of Farm-to-Table is upon us and growing in popularity at rapid speed. I do find it all so very interesting because many years ago I did work with Gardenburger (in Portland, OR) prior to Kellogg’s purchasing them. 

Morningstar Farms were popular items (and still are today) but also were products that were sold primarily to vegans or vegetarians and often sold at local organic food co-ops or whole food markets (or similar). Might be a stretch analogy but let’s recall that decades ago major automobile companies were making electric cars but in similar terms the renewed and recent popularity can be directed at Tesla. Beyond meat and Impossible foods (and many others to come) will also need to be certain they can support the new demand so that they are not like Popeye’s chicken franchises that gained major popularity with their chicken sandwiches but had a complete failure with keeping up with the demand (failed supply chain).

As to the article, I think that the following words really show how McDonald's and others are afraid of falling behind, but also somewhat skeptical about whether this growth vertical will continue. Let alone, let’s be frank, McDonald's has never been the first to initiate or ingratiate itself to healthy menu items (and lifestyle-consumer) choices.

The experiment shows that the company has paid attention to consumers’ growing interest in plant-based burgers.

However, the P.L.T. is not vegan.

The stakes are smaller. If McDonald’s P.L.T. is a flop, it can quickly pull it from the market and go back to the drawing board.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Infor M3, PLM, Infor Optiva, CloudSuite Food & Beverage

Inforum 2019 Focuses On Ease Of Deployment And Intelligent ERP

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Infor is focused on productivity improvements and outcomes-based delivery of projects as the keys to ERP technology success.

To enhance productivity, Infor wants to make it easier for customers to move to its CloudSuite systems, a cloud-based ERP, and wants those systems to be embedded with intelligent ERP technologies such as business analytics, as well as AI, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA).

"We're constantly looking at ways for our software to bring value to your organization," Infor CEO Kevin Samuelson said during Inforum 2019's opening keynote.

There is interest in intelligent ERP, but some customers and analysts believe it's too early to tell if it will be widely adopted in applications.

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Topics: ERP, Infor M3, Enterprise Resource Planning, AI, Machine Learning

A Fresh Look At Bringing Product Innovation To Market.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Sep 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At a recent Infor webinar they discussed the importance of new and revised products to a food company’s revenue and bottom-line growth. Successful product innovation, though, has never been more complex as consumers’, customers’ and regulators’ expectations continue to evolve and expand. And this is not just a challenge for your R&D department. It expands across all disciplines from procurement to production to marketing.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Infor M3, Infor Optiva, CloudSuite Food & Beverage

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