Infor Delivers ERP on IBM PureSystems

Updated: June 01, 2012

Infor Delivers ERP on IBM PureSystems

In front of almost 5000 attendees at Inforum 2012, Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, announced the availability of Infor ERP on IBM PureSystems, the new expert integrated system from IBM. Infor ERP on PureSystems provides a simplified, easy-to-manage, high-performance IT environment for core business applications with integration middleware and a user interface that all work together in the same frame with a single plug-in.

"As complexity increases for our customers, they look for solutions that help them move towards standardization and simplification-not just at the application level, but at the infrastructure level as well," said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. "We believe that ultimately delivering a business process enabled by IT systems should be as easy as going to a catalogue, selecting the service and getting it provisioned; and with PureSystems, IBM, has delivered an important step towards this goal."

The combination of PureSystems  and Infor's industry-specific applications, results in deeply integrated hardware and software that is tuned in a ready-to-go workload-optimized system with a broad and open ecosystem of additional solutions. Customers typically rely on a portfolio of applications in addition to ERP to support the needs of their business and enhance operations, including CRM, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).  PureSystems enables customers to procure and deploy these systems in a matter of minutes, a process that previously took hours if not days.

Infor plans to extend the Infor10 ION Support Adapter to PureSystems, through the IBM PureFlex infrastructure, enabling greater knowledge-based support to solve critical business issues. Through the ION Support Adapter, data is collected not only on the application, but also on hardware, connectivity, middleware, and other IT components and transmitted back to Infor. If a support call comes in to Infor Xtreme Support, the expert technicians are able to use this data to address issues more quickly without having to first research the customer's IT systems in addition to the application.

In addition, PureSystems can dynamically allocate system resources to different applications as required based on a customer's SLAs, delivering greater speed through the optimization of application performance. For example, at the close of the quarter, an Infor ERP application may require more system resources to enable faster closing of the books. PureSystems can dynamically pull system resources from underutilized applications and allocate them to the ERP to speed the process of closing the books.

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