In 2010, Infor struck on a new approach, named ION, in which data is exchanged between applications as XML documents. Any time data in one of Infor’s applications is changed, it creates a new XML document. These documents are stored in what the company calls its ‘Business Vault’, a database of XML documents, from where they can be pushed out to all other applications.
According to Charles Philips, who joined Infor as CEO that year after a long stint as co-president at Oracle, nailing integration has allowed the company to innovate – a word that Infor has not been associated with in the past.
(Curated by Dennis Moore. Read the complete article here)