Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced that Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (d/EPM) has been recognized as a Leader in Nucleus Research's latest Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Technology Value Matrix for the second half of 2014. In the CPM market, Nucleus Research defines Leaders by the integration of CPM with business intelligence, existing systems and applications, consolidation, and other added functionalities. In addition, these vendors have experience in supporting complex and vertical-specific performance management deployments.
"Infor provides a set of CPM capabilities including core planning, budgeting and forecasting (PBF), profitability, strategy, and financial planning and integrates them with analytic functionality, which provides a relatively high level of usability and ease of management," said Nina Sandy, principal analyst, Nucleus Research. "Infor's continued focus on user experience is proving to be a significant advantage in providing usability and value on a going forward basis. As Infor provides more advanced CPM capabilities and end users adopt these solutions, Nucleus expects that Infor CPM customers will have a unique advantage in being able to scale their implementations more quickly due to the inherent usability advantage associated with Infor's current focus on user experience design, cloud and mobile applications."
The report also notes that Infor d/EPM "provides organizations with a common data model, and a single version of the truth, supplying analytics, reporting, PBF, financial consolidation, workforce budgeting, strategy management, and compliance with the consistent values that users can trust. In addition, the in-memory architecture provides real-time consolidations, and rapid feedback on forecasts and plans."
Infor d/EPM collects real-time data from source applications and translates it into business insights delivered through a fully integrated solution suite with a common user interface, and every time users make a change, from modifying an order to changing an inventory status, information is updated automatically. The application delivers a real-time, single version of the truth from a suite that is pre-built to take advantage of innovative technologies like mobility, big-data and in-memory computing.
"Smart organizations need trusted insight into the performance of key business areas, such as talent, supply chain, production operations, and sales," said Lee Kilmer, vice president, Product and Strategy Development, Infor. "It's important to us that the industry recognizes our commitment to developing modern applications that deliver a real-time, single version of the truth, and this ranking from Nucleus Research confirms that the investment we've put into this application can have a big impact on our customers and allow them to make better decisions, faster."
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.