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2 responses to “News Analysis: Infor Bets On Microsoft”

  1. Scott Priestley

    This is a fantastic move by Infor. One of the leading concerns around their disjointed stable of products acquired aggressively over the past few years has been economies of scale and interoperability. The Microsoft Stack provides a great foundation for efficiently managing enterprise data and establishes a strategic opportunity for maximum ROI by their customers. Of course, the flip-side of that coin is the overhead required to manage the Microsoft Stack, but for those companies that have the established infrastructure, the move is a great win.

  2. Jon Sinclair

    Here we go again. Lessons of the past are soon forgotten. The amount of technical manpower to support a Microsoft centric environment versus an iSeries environment is frightening. If companies want to put their hard earned dollars into hiring more Microsoft certifed personnel instead of reinvesting into their business, then OK, I understand. However, I believe this is a bad move by Infor and will result in our business rethinking our present ERP solution. There are many hidden costs involved in managing Microsoft server let alone their security which fails daily at several levels.

    This is a bad business decision by Infor.