Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the way work is done. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at how the vendor has become a formidable opponent to SAP and Oracle, and examines all the components of Infor10, a new generation of enterprise software that allows the seamless execution of business processes.
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strong cash flow and ability to pay down whatever debt it had. However, Infor’s disciplined approach began to go off track with the acquisitions of MAPICS (2005), GEAC (2006), SSA Global (2006), and Workbrain (2007), which generally came with higher price tags but also brought a host of product quality issues, questionable management practices, and cultural challenges. For example, SSA Global may have doubled Infor’s size but it caused major heartburn and indigestion. The overall fit of the two