Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced that Infor Business Intelligence (BI) was selected as a Leader in the 2014 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services. The report evaluates vendors based on seven categories including sales/acquisition experience, value for price paid, quality and usefulness of product, quality of technical support, quality and value of consulting, integrity, and whether the vendor is recommended. Vendors were ranked on a 5-point scale using 33 different criteria.
For the second year in a row, Infor is positioned as a leader in Titan market segment, which encompasses the largest vendors with extensive product and service offerings. According to the report, Infor exceeds peer averages for virtually all measures and improved its performance since 2013 in sales, value, technical support, consulting, and integrity.
"In 2014, dashboards, end-user self-service, data warehousing, and advanced
visualization lead the list of technologies and initiatives strategic to business intelligence, which represents an ongoing emphasis on fundamental and traditional functionality," said Howard Dresner, chief research officer, Dresner Advisory Services. "The Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study is very valuable to consumers and developers of BI technology and services because we are able to examine the realities, plans, perceptions, and technology solutions currently available to the market, which ultimately helps those seeking to invest in BI solutions."
Infor BI applications provide a comprehensive business intelligence platform that can be used in any domain or industry. The platform is powered by an in-memory database made accessible through a unique, multi-purpose web front end with mobile capabilities, that delivers the information users need anytime, anywhere. Infor BI solutions streamline the process of gathering, analyzing, reporting, and planning key business information. By enhancing the tools managers use and the information they have, Infor BI simplifies complex choices, providing organizations with a competitive advantage.
"Organizations need to be able to turn data into a competitive advantage, and information into actionable insights, to get a leg up in such an unpredictable market," said Lee Kilmer, vice president, Infor. "Infor's business intelligence solutions provide real-time views of performance across a business and are able to turn soiled information into streamlined, accessible content. We know how important business intelligence applications are across every industry, and this consecutive leader ranking proves that we are committed to innovation and improving upon what we already offer to give our customers the best solutions to solve daily business problems."
About Howard Dresner and Dresner Advisory Services
The Wisdom of Crowds ® Business Intelligence Market Study was conceived, designed and executed by Dresner Advisory Services, LLC - an independent advisory firm - and Howard Dresner, its President, Founder and Chief Research Officer. Howard Dresner is one of the foremost thought leaders in Business Intelligence and Performance Management, having coined the term "Business Intelligence" in 1989. He has published two books on the subject, The Performance Management Revolution - Business Results through Insight and Action (John Wiley & Sons - Nov. 2007) and Profiles in Performance - Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change (John Wiley & Sons - Nov. 2009). He lectures at forums around the globe and is often cited by the business and trade press.
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.