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How Infor SunSystems 6.4 Can Supercharge Your Digital Transformation

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Infor SunSystems 6.4 is not just a new version of the venerable accounting system, it represents a quantum leap in enterprise software. Fully packed with capabilities far beyond what a traditional financial management suite can deliver, Infor SunSystems 6.4 can be the catalyst for your business’ digital transformation

Infor Operating Services (Infor OS)

SunSystems 6.4’s most noticeable innovation is the integration with Infor OS (Infor Operating Services). Infor OS is also the platform Infor is using to run their Infor CloudSuites, a set of cloud-based, user-friendly enterprise solutions such as CloudSuite Industrial.

As its name suggests, Infor OS is the next-generation enterprise technology platform designed to bring productivity, seamless integration, and artificial intelligence together. It puts the user at the centre, resulting in a network that automates, anticipates and informs your stakeholders, and unifies your business operations.

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How Infor SunSystems 6.4 can supercharge your digital transformation 

Boosted user productivity

Infor thinks highly of the user productivity and considers it as “the key differentiator”. For Infor SunSystems 6.4, user productivity is defined by several critical factors, i.e., user experience, collaboration, automated workflows, and access to supporting documents.

There used to be a time when enterprise applications were synonymous with dull, boring interfaces and complex operations, which proved difficult or even discouraging for business users to fully harness the systems’ potential. Today, major vendors are betting on UX (user experience) overhauls to make their products more user-friendly and intuitive. A better UX is believed to be able to increase productivity and enhance user engagement.

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At Infor, an internal agency called “Hook & Loop” is established to offer a place where they can define and refine the user experiences from the beginning. Instead of crowded, menu-driven screens, often overloaded with push-based information flows, SunSystems 6.4 offers consumer-grade “look & feel.” Users are delivered an experience similar to what they enjoy when they are using consumer applications, such as mobile apps and social networks. 

More important, productivity is also about how users interact with the system and with other users. With Infor Ming.le, SunSystems 6.4 now allows your users to communicate to each other using mechanisms similar to those of social networks, like chatting, tagging, and commenting.

Ming.le is a platform for social collaboration, business process improvement and contextual analytics. Thanks to Infor OS, Ming.le is fully embedded with SunSystems 6.4, providing a centralised platform for collaboration among users.

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Infor Ming.le combines real-time transactional information and displays information relevant to the tasks without requiring the user to search and store the results. It also helps your accountants keep up with important activities and processes by transmitting information in real-time.

Users can filter, view, and monitor information to keep tabs on the items that matter most. Besides, by including workflow, the system can push approvals and alert the appropriate people to speed up their resolution when problems arise.

Infor Ming.le

Another powerful tool available to SunSystems 6.4’s users is Infor ION – an advanced enterprise middleware application.  

SunSystems certainly is not the only application in your enterprise. In most cases, a system primarily serves one particular business function – finance, production, procurement, sales, etc. A lot of business processes, on the other hand, are interdepartmental. This makes automated workflows much harder to achieve.

These silos often result in a heap of emails back and forth among departments or data being manually transferred from one system to another. Either is highly time-consuming and often error-prone. 

An advanced middleware application should be able to allow systems to operate as a unified whole and to remain independent at the same time. Information is no longer siloed but flows more freely across systems. Interdepartmental processes can be automated more easily, which consequently will result in improved productivity and lowered costs.

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Accountants need easy access to a lot of support documents regularly. Infor Document Management, as an integral part of Infor OS, enables your accountants to work with the most accurate and up-to-date information. Infor Document Management is a central repository where you can maintain your common business rules for creating documents, as well as all of your documents.

Infor Document Management uses soft links, based on document metadata, to provide your accountants with tight integration between your documents and your SunSystems. Your accountants can view a document from within the context of your application, or click on a document link and Infor Document Management will retrieve the document from the central repository.

Automation

With Infor OS, SunSystems 6.4 users have access to Coleman AI. This artificial intelligence engine provides a perfect tool to automate and run things in the background for end-users.

With the behaviour learning function, Coleman analyses how users do their job. For example, Coleman can learn how a manager approves expenses for his / her department, and later do the work for them in the background so the manager can focus on more critical tasks. 

Additionally, Coleman AI provides chat-based queries, processing and inquiries. For example:

  • Coleman, run Ledger Import
  • Coleman, what’s the balance for account AB12300
  • Coleman, drill down to Journal Number 120

Also, trusting A.I. is essential to Infor. For that reason, the firm makes sure that users know what Coleman has based on to make every single decision, then they can take a look and decide for themselves whether they should trust Coleman to do more background work or not.

Seamless integration

Infor OS allows for seamless integration between your SunSystems and other applications from Infor or other third-party vendors. Users can work either on premises, in the cloud, or both. For instance, an on-premises ERP and a cloud-based CRM or enterprise asset management can work together seamlessly. 

With this integration, Infor is capable of keeping track of all of the information in a secure so-called “data lake.” Hence, users can connect all enterprise data to an advanced analytics application or do enterprise search. Furthermore, Coleman AI can collect datasets, and provide API (Application Programming Interface) and feedback to applications or services.

For more a more up-close experience with Infor SunSystems, you can request a free software demo by clicking the button below.

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