EFS Technology to attend and present at Inforum 2013 (Orlando, Florida)
We are pleased to announce that we will be attending Inforum 2013 on the 21st - 24th April at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Representing EFS Technology will be Marc Jenkins. Marc has worked at EFS Technology for over 18 years and in his current role as a Senior Account Manager he is responsible for looking after many of the company's largest customers and partners. With a degree in Engineering & Management, a keen eye for problem solving and a wealth of experience across many different industries, Marc has truly earned his reputation as an output and document management expert. His hard work and commitment has helped him to forge a successful and productive relationship with Infor, helping EFS Technology to achieve a global solution partnership, augmenting Infor's LN and Baan software.
During Inforum 2013, Marc will be presenting the following show with Sue Peyton (Director, Product Management, Infor):
Many companies running Infor Baan ERP software are reaching a crucial juncture. Do they upgrade to Infor's ERP LN software, stick with their current software or expand the search to include other vendors.
When to Consider Expanding the Search Beyond ERP LN
In general, companies running Baan IV ERP software should consider expanding their search to include vendors in addition to Infor. Why? Because LN represents wholesale changes in technology, user interface and functionality. Implementation and training will probably be more akin to a new implementation than a version upgrade.
Companies in this position are - for all intents and purposes - evaluating a different product in ERP LN. Given the differences, there is no certainty that LN will be the right fit. And, even if LN is good enough, another system might prove to be an even better fit.
Looking for consultants with 3-5 years of experience in Infor ERP (BaanIV/ERP5/ERPLN) in manufacturing, Logistics and tools expertise. Opportunity to work in a empowered environment with freedom to be creative. We look for candidates with attitude for learning and solution focus. Please contact info@nicheBees.com with you CV.
In my February article, ERP Buyer’s Corner: Making 2011 the Year of Success, I predicted that “some of the bigger ERP vendors [would] go acquisition hunting to quickly fill strategic gaps in their product repertoires.” This prediction has come true in spades.
A few days ago, GC Software Holdings, Inc. – an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital and Infor – agreed to acquire Lawson, another Tier II ERP vendor for about $2 billion (U.S.). The intention is to integrate the Lawson ERP suite (M3 and S3) into Infor's software suite. This acquisition follows Infor's recent integration of SunSystems, financial management software.
This recent M&A activity is likely to have both positive and negative effects on Infor's ERP LN and Baan users.
In terms of the positive – and assuming that Infor/GC Software can successfully pull off the integration – Infor's ERP LN and Baan users could achieve the following benefits: