Have you ever noticed that on TV and in movies, computer users never have to wait for apps to launch, or spend time connecting the dots between data from multiple systems? They just click a few keys and Voila! Exactly the information they were looking for, instantly. It’s like they have some kind of magical software that was built just for them and programmed to anticipate their every need.
Tech-savvy viewers, of course, know that this all part of the fantasy of entertainment. No such software actually exists.
Or does it?
Recent technology advancements like big data and cloud computing have had a profound impact on the enterprise software industry. Gone are those clunky, limited solutions that take forever to load and produce more headaches than actionable data. No more being boxed-in by what’s included “out-of-the-box.” They’ve been replaced by faster, lighter, cloud-based solutions that are much easier to implement, extend and integrate.
For manufacturers in particular, Infor’s CloudSuite™ Industrial (SyteLine) is the most functionally rich and comprehensive, cloud-based solution suite available today. That’s because the software features an extensible framework developed smartly by actual experts in the manufacturing industry who fully understand both the technology and the business. Robust, must-have capabilities like forecasting, procurement, inventory, shipping, role-based dashboards and KPIs, in-context data, and more are built right into the core solution, not bolted on.
With CloudSuite Industrial, you’re able to tailor the software to your business, rather than forcing your business to fit a rigid set of pre-programmed processes and procedures. Unlike many customized solutions, CloudSuite Industrial stays flexible long after the initial setup. You can easily adapt to new business requirements as they arise without the high cost and inevitable delays involved in modifying or writing new code. You can define your own business processes to make the system work the way you need it to.
Typically speaking, this level of software functionality, flexibility, and integration would take a huge amount of time and money to implement. That is not the case with Infor solutions, however. CloudSuite Industrial actually requires less customization, shorter implementation time, and fewer IT resources to maintain. You’ll see a fast return on your investment and lower total cost of ownership over the long term.
It’s not quite sharing-a-keyboard good, but who knows where technology and Infor will take us next!
Guide Technologies is a leading full service provider of Infor manufacturing and distribution solutions and consulting services. It is Guide’s ultimate goal to partner with your manufacturing organization to empower you to derive maximum business value from your investment now, and well into the future. Contact us for an eye-opening consultation.