Infor Positioned as a Leader, for the Third Consecutive Time, in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks
Infor, the industry cloud company, announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned Infor, for the third consecutive time, as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Multienterprise Supply Chain Business Networks. Infor was positioned in the Leaders quadrant for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.
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According to the report, “Gartner defines multienterprise supply chain business networks (MESCBNs) as cohesive technology platforms that support a community of trading partners that need to coordinate and execute on business processes that extend across multiple enterprises. Gartner considers MESCBNs to be foundational technology for more mature organizations, implemented to coordinate, automate and transform an organization’s extended supply chain within the overall business ecosystem they operate.”
Bernard Goor, Infor senior vice president of supply chain management, said, “Effectively seeing, planning, and acting on supply and demand requires a connected, multienterprise approach. This empowers organizations to simultaneously optimize service levels, cost of goods sold (COGS), and working capital. We believe the Infor Nexus multienterprise supply chain network is uniquely positioned to help customers build agile and resilient supply chains that are designed to help meet today’s demands and build for tomorrow’s growth.”
In the report, Gartner notes that, “Core capabilities of the MESCBN market include:
- Industry-leading network connectivity
- Multitier and multitype partner ecosystem (demand, supply, service)
- Centralized information/data hub
- Universal cross-domain apps
- Core supply chain execution apps (focus on warehouse, transportation and fulfillment, enterprise- and multienterprise-centric)
- Advanced planning apps (dynamic replanning)
- Embedded intelligence (emerging technologies)”
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In addition, the report states, “There are extended capabilities, which include but are not limited to:
- Intelligent workflow
- Analytics, reporting and performance
- Open developments”
Infor Nexus is a leading business network for multienterprise supply chain orchestration and optimization – connecting businesses to the entire supply chain for enhanced supply chain visibility, collaboration, and predictive intelligence. With advanced planning, execution, and finance capabilities, businesses can intelligently sense and respond to supply chain activities in real time.
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