Infor SaaS: The Trusted Cloud Infrastructure for Your Business Solutions

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Businesses today rely heavily on cloud solutions, applications, and services to drive their operations, enhance collaboration, and deliver seamless customer experiences. To support these technologies effectively, a powerful and agile cloud infrastructure is crucial.

One such prominent player in the cloud software arena is Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific business applications. Infor SaaS has emerged as a transformative solution, empowering organisations to unlock their true potential.

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By leveraging Infor SaaS, businesses can focus on their core operations while enjoying the benefits of a modern and scalable software solution supported by Infor's expertise and industry-specific functionality.

Let's find out why it is a solid foundation for transformation in today's article.

Infor SaaS, or Infor Cloud, is a cloud-based delivery model of Infor's software applications. It is not a standalone cloud platform or infrastructure but rather a way of accessing and using Infor's software solutions through the cloud, eliminating the need for on-premises infrastructure and software installation.


What is Infor SaaS?

Infor SaaS, or Infor Cloud, is a cloud-based delivery model of Infor's software applications. It is not a standalone cloud platform or infrastructure but rather a way of accessing and using Infor's software solutions through the cloud, eliminating the need for on-premises infrastructure and software installation.

Infor SaaS leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure to host and manage a wide array of Infor software applications, such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), HCM (Human Capital Management), SCM (Supply Chain Management), and more.

These applications provide users with secure and reliable access to their business-critical systems and data anytime, anywhere, via the Internet.

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Why adopt Infor SaaS today?

Infor SaaS offers a comprehensive suite of benefits that empower businesses to embrace digital transformation, drive efficiency, and achieve their strategic goals. Whether it is through continuous innovation, robust security, scalability, user-friendly interfaces, or reduced costs, Infor SaaS provides businesses with the tools they need to thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Here are the five key benefits of Infor SaaS that make it a compelling choice for businesses:

1. Innovation

With Infor SaaS, businesses can stay at the forefront of technological advancements. Infor is committed to continuous innovation, constantly enhancing its software applications to meet the evolving needs of industries. This ensures that businesses using Infor SaaS can access the latest features and functionalities, enabling them to stay competitive in their respective markets.

2. Total Cost of Ownership

Infor SaaS helps businesses reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO) by eliminating the need for on-premises infrastructure and software installation. Businesses can save on upfront costs associated with hardware procurement, maintenance, and upgrades. Additionally, Infor SaaS offers predictable pricing models, allowing businesses to budget effectively and avoid unexpected expenses.

3. Performance and Scalability

Infor SaaS offers exceptional performance and scalability to support businesses' growing needs, enabling them to expand their operations without worrying about infrastructure limitations. This ensures they can handle increasing workloads and accommodate growing user bases, delivering a smooth and efficient user experience.

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4. User Interface (UI) and Adoption

Infor prioritises the user experience and has made it their priority to provide a user-friendly interface that is not only intuitive but also easy to navigate. This simplifies the adoption process for businesses, allowing employees to quickly learn and leverage the software applications. By providing a seamless and enjoyable user experience, Infor SaaS enhances productivity and efficiency within organisations, ultimately driving better business outcomes.

5. Security and Compliance

Infor understands the importance of data security and compliance. By leveraging the robust security measures provided by cloud infrastructure partner AWS, Infor SaaS ensures that businesses' critical systems and data are protected against cyber threats. Infor also helps companies meet industry-specific compliance requirements, providing peace of mind and minimising the risk of data breaches or non-compliance penalties.

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Infor SaaS as a technology stack

As previously mentioned, Infor SaaS is not just a single technology or service but rather a comprehensive and robust technology stack consisting of multiple layers and components. This multi-layered approach ensures that businesses have access to a wide range of functionalities and capabilities to meet their specific needs.

Infor SaaS technology stack

The Infor SaaS stack - the technology behind TRG's Cloud Financials suite of solutions for SMEs.

On top of AWS infrastructure and the digital platform, Infor SaaS offers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end enterprise applications. These industry-specific software solutions are designed to deliver a consumer-grade user experience and enable businesses to become productive quickly. From financial management to supply chain optimisation, these applications cover various aspects of business operations, helping organisations streamline processes and drive efficiency.

To provide complete business visibility and analytics capabilities, Infor SaaS incorporates Infor Birst, a powerful analytics suite. Birst allows businesses to gain insights from their data and make informed decisions. By sharing a common data-as-a-service fabric, the analytics suite ensures that data is easily accessible and can be leveraged across different applications and processes.

With its multi-layered technology stack, Infor SaaS offers businesses a comprehensive and integrated solution for their cloud-based software needs.

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1. True multitenant, robust, yet agile infrastructure

At the bottom of the entire technology stack lies Infor SaaS powered by AWS, which serves as a base for businesses to build upon. At the core of Infor SaaS is its true multitenancy feature. Multitenancy is a critical capability that separates traditional, on-premise applications from modern SaaS solutions.

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This capability allows multiple customers to share a common platform and save costs while maintaining their own datasets separately. By partnering with AWS, Infor optimises applications for their market-leading cloud architecture.

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2. A next-gen digital platform

The second layer of the technology stack is Infor OS, a powerful and comprehensive innovation framework for the entire business ecosystem, enabling seamless integration and collaboration across various applications and processes.

This robust framework offers a wide range of tools and capabilities to streamline operations, automate processes, and improve overall efficiency by connecting disparate systems, breaking down silos, and enabling data to flow freely across the organisation.

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From workflow management to document management, artificial intelligence, and collaboration, Infor OS enables businesses to optimise their operations and drive better business outcomes.

Ultimately, Infor OS is more than just an innovation framework. It is a complete ecosystem that enables businesses to harness the power of digital transformation and achieve their strategic goals.

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3. End-to-end enterprise applications

The third layer of Infor SaaS consists of a wide range of industry-specific enterprise software solutions designed to provide businesses with a seamless and user-friendly experience, enabling them to quickly become productive. These software options can be individually installed or integrated to create a comprehensive solution suite.

Some of the typical software applications available at this layer include:

Furthermore, it should be emphasised that businesses have the flexibility to access both Infor and non-Infor solutions, with the latter made possible through the utilisation of an API gateway.

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4. Complete, industry analytics suite

Finally, the top layer is Infor Birst, which provides advanced analytics and business intelligence capabilities, allowing managers to gain more valuable insights and make informed decisions. It shares a common data-as-a-service fabric, ensuring that data is easily accessible and can be leveraged across different applications and processes.

With Infor Birst, businesses can analyse key metrics, identify trends and patterns, and make data-driven decisions to optimise their operations, improve efficiency, and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Additionally, Infor Birst also offers user-friendly interfaces and intuitive dashboards, making it easy for users to navigate and interact with their data. This empowers business users to explore and visualise data on their own without the need for extensive technical expertise or support.

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How Infor and channel partners collaborate to deliver Infor SaaS

Infor understands the importance of strong partnerships in delivering a seamless and successful cloud experience for customers. That is why they work closely with their vast network of global channel partners to ensure the effective implementation and delivery of Infor Cloud solutions.

The collaboration between Infor and channel partners begins with a Cloud and Services Agreement, which outlines the roles and responsibilities of both parties and sets the foundation for a fruitful partnership, ensuring clear communication and alignment of objectives.

Infor takes charge of providing cloud environments while channel partners play a crucial role in cloud onboarding, which involves guiding businesses through the cloud transitioning process.

They work closely with businesses to understand their specific requirements and configure the cloud environment accordingly. This includes setting up the necessary infrastructure, ensuring optimal performance, and customising the environment to meet the unique needs of each business.

The collaboration extends beyond the initial implementation and into post-implementation support and maintenance, ensuring businesses can be promptly assisted when issues arise.

Below is a simplified roles and responsibilities matrix.

  Infor Channel Partners
Cloud and Services Agreement   
Cloud Onboarding
Cloud Environment Provision   
Post Provision   
Ongoing CSM Engagement  

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As businesses navigate the complexities of the digital age, Infor SaaS emerges as a solid contender among other cloud solutions, empowering organisations to streamline operations, drive innovation, and achieve sustainable growth. With its myriad benefits and robust technology stack, Infor SaaS paves the way for organisations to thrive in a dynamic and competitive business landscape.

As a trusted Infor Gold Channel Partner, TRG International takes pride in offering the complete Infor SaaS technology stack and Infor-specific solutions to cater to the diverse needs of businesses, regardless of their size or industry.

With over 30 years of expertise and experience in software implementation, we understand the challenges businesses face in balancing customer demands and maintaining their IT systems.

To fully understand the benefits of Infor SaaS and the range of powerful toolsets it offers, we invite you to explore it in greater detail. Download our informative brochure on Cloud Financials today and discover how it can enable your business to undergo a successful digital transformation.

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Topics: Hospitality solutions, Financial Accounting Management Software, Cloud Computing, Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP, Digital Transformation

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