Charles Phillips: Boosting productivity by improving visibility
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The complexity of the corporate world has made visibility a significant aspect of the modern enterprise. Charles Phillips leads Infor in creating systems and applications that grant business owners a greater view of their operations, so as to improve productivity and facilitate growth.

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To describe the modern corporate setting as tremendously fast-paced and demanding is not overstating things. With a tough competition and deadlines to beat, the need to ensure an efficient and well-monitored operation has never weighed heavier for company heads. Consequently, the demand for sophisticated software systems offering a 360-degree view of the entire business processes has rocketed up.

To keep up with the demand, and to fulfill its aim of creating software useful to the modern company, Charles Phillips’ Infor creates systems such as the Infor10 ERP Express (Visual), a solution that handles its users’ scheduling processes. With its easy-to-use features, the ERP Express eliminates all redundant and wasteful steps in converting customer requirements to manufacturing requirements, creating a smooth manufacturing process that meets deadlines.

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The ERP Express allows managers to keep track of their operations relative to their schedule. With the system’s automating features and the level of visibility the software offers, heads can create more effective time tables and eliminate factors that unnecessarily extend the manufacturing process. This helps minimize missed shipments and ultimately improves productivity.

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Charles Phillips: Infor, the giant that no one sees
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At the recently concluded Inforum 2012, Charles Phillips, Infor CEO, surprised the crowd with a declaration of the company’s revenue—a remarkable $2.8 billion. With Infor’s successful product releases over the past months, this figure should come as no surprise. But the company has often kept a low profile, so that even until now, many are amazed to see actual proofs of Infor’s status as the third largest ERP vendor.

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Infor has been providing a variety of enterprise applications for some time, mostly through acquisitions made starting in 2002. It was part of an industry led by companies like Oracle and SAP. Over a year ago, after his stint at Oracle, Charles Phillips took Infor’s helm as its CEO, and started reinventing the company into the ERP giant that it has become now.

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In July of last year, Infor acquired Lawson in a $2 billion deal. This started a series of developments that resulted to the release of innovative software suites like Infor10, and the expansion of the company’s portfolio. Currently, Infor is recognized as a creator of first-rate platforms for enterprise management aspects like HCM and CRM, among others. Infor has since expanded its coverage to include cloud and mobile computing.

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Infor has also received capitalization from investing giants like Golden Gate Capital and Summit Partners. The company has added 600 new developers to its ranks, and has released a record 102 updates within six months. As of the moment, Infor’s technology is used by over 70,000 customers, leaving its footprint in several key industries including aerospace, automotive, and healthcare and services.

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Charles Phillips: Exploring the benefits of cloud computing
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Charles Phillips’ Infor has launched itself a notch higher, with new products created for cloud technology users. With a suite like Inforce and cloud-based Infor10 EAM Enterprise, and a slew of other cloud applications in the making, Infor is gearing its customers for the future of enterprise solutions. Business owners will find that cloud technology offers some unique and valuable benefits worth considering.

Increased Storage
Cloud technology involves storing information in online servers, which enables users to store more data compared to private computer systems. Additionally, the existent storage capacity may be augmented at an affordable price to fit the user’s varying needs.

Mobility and flexibility
Infor10, created by Infor under Charles Phillips, allowed mobile access—a feature prominent in cloud technology. Because data are stored in the Web, they are accessible using any device capable of connecting to the Net, even when the user is outside the office.

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Automation
Cloud technology users need not worry about downloading, installing, and updating tools and applications, as these are done for them by the individuals that operate the server. This guarantees that software is always up to date and ready to use.

Reduced Cost
Because cloud technology utilizes online servers, business owners do not have to spend too much on physical hardware. There is also reduced need to employ too many IT personnel as software updates and issues are handled by the entities that operate the software.

Shifting Focus
Business owners are freed from the task of worrying about their business’ IT systems. This allows them to focus on other important tasks, such as sales and marketing.

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Charles Phillips at Infor: Engineering speed globally
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Infor10. Inforce. Inforum 2012. Charles Phillips and Infor proved that a firm can remake its face in as little time as a year.

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From the outset, Charles Phillips made it an affair to engineer speed within Infor’s corporate culture. Then it followed that the improvement within the firm from product to product, from service to service, gained momentum. Soon, the ERP solutions vendor shifted from being a shadow of the industry’s giants to being its third game player, next only to Oracle and SAP.

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To an outsider looking in, the process may seem fast, made to win. To the initiated, it is a continuing task toward keeping software applications up to speed with the increasing breadth, depth, and width of enterprise resource management.

Previous posts about Charles Phillips’ Infor billboard the process through which it gained speed and then grew an ecosystem of brands that includes Infor10 and Inforce, among others.

This culture of speed has driven Infor to lead, helping 70,000 clients in 164 countries improve operations and drive growth. The company is now serving:

• Eight of the top 10 aerospace companies
• Nine of the top 10 high tech companies
• Nine of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
• 80 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
• 19 of the top 35 retailers
• Over 1,100 state and local government agencies
• Over 3,000 financial services companies
• Over 7,000 machinery manufacturers

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Charles Phillips and other CEOs to attend Inforum 2012
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Infor CEO Charles Phillips and other CEOs would be attending the Inforum 2012, the company’s annual meeting that would also include the customers from its recent acquisition Lawson Software. Phillips would preside over the opening ceremonies and also attend an exclusive executives’ forum. Other speakers of note would include Marc Benioff, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce.com, who would join the Infor CEO at the speaker’s table during the three-day event.


The executive forum is an invitation-only series of discussions that would for two days bring together a group of senior executives—CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and the like—for a rich schedule of activities, among them an open forum with the executives from Infor. This would also give a chance for other executives to meet and discuss ideas with peers in the industry.


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Joining Charles Phillips on stage would be Marc Benioff, a key player in the growth of Salesforce.com from being an idea to becoming a publicly traded company that leads in the field of enterprise cloud computing. Since then, Salesforce.com has received many accolades like a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, and has been included among BusinessWeek’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies. Infor and Salesforce.com have announced that Infor would be introducing three applications built upon the framework of Force.com (Salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform).


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Charles Phillips: A bigger, better Inforum
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Charles Phillips: A bigger, better Inforum

Inforum 2012, taking place after Infor’s acquisition of Lawson, would combine the two companies’ respective conferences and promises to be bigger and better than its predecessors. Company CEO Charles Phillips and other Infor executives would be attending the event as part of the executive forum. The conference would take place in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver between April 19 and 25.

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The event would be opened on April 19 in a ceremony by CEO Charles Phillips. The billboards describe the conference’s theme as “specialized by industry, engineered for speed,” reflecting the survival-of-the-fastest attitude that Infor has adopted. The 2012 conference brings together Inforum and Lawson CUE in a single event, bringing under its wing the combined customer base from Infor and Lawson for the first time.

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Notable individuals who would join Charles Phillips on stage at Inforum include Marc Benioff, CEO and Chairman of SalesForce.com. Phillips himself would be available for questions at the executive forum.

A few of the event’s highlights include an exclusive executive forum, a selection of industry exhibitions, and over 700 educational sessions. The event also plays host to the Inforum Excellence in Action Awards.

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Full details on Inforum 2012, including an overview of the events and available classes for Infor and Lawson customers, are available on its official website.

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Charles Phillips: Infor10 up to speed for Ferrari
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Business application provider Infor has signed a multi-year agreement with Scuderia Ferrari to become the official supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the successful Formula One race team. Charles Phillips, Infor’s CEO, looks forward to partnering with the racing team, which is one of the most prestigious brands in the world. The line of Infor software is set to help build the team’s world-famous racecars.

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The sponsorship agreement commences a long-term business collaboration between Infor and Ferrari; for many years, Infor products have been instrumental in the production of Ferrari’s vehicles and have helped the company expand its production capacity without building a new plant. The Infor logo would appear not only on the Scuderia Ferrari's F1 championship contender and race team support vehicles but also on communication materials, the Ferrari website, and official merchandising products.

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Charles Phillips has high hopes that the sponsorship would make a statement on Infor’s new product line Infor10, which embodies the company’s motto: “survival of the fastest.” He cites the importance of the two brands’ common goals of speed and quality as traits that bring the two closer together. Meanwhile, Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali is pleased to welcome Infor, a global leader in ERP, as an official supplier, citing that Ferrari should rely on partners that are built on excellence

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More information on Infor and its relations with clients is available on its official website.

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Charles Phillips: Infor on a cloud
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Big changes are on the way for Charles Phillips’ Infor. The new CEO has stepped out of the limelight to supervise a revamp of the company’s internal workings and current developments. This move has already produced noticeable results, the biggest of them being the acquisition of Lawson Software for $2 billion. Phillips has big plans in store for his new company, among them a revamp that would place much of its services in the cloud.

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a form of service, which usually involves the rental of a software application that can be accessed through the Internet for a fee, as opposed to buying it and installing it on site. It has many advantages over software and computers available on-site--among them its accessibility.

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The possibilities of this business model have always intrigued Charles Phillips. Infor, he believes, has all the advantages in the cloud computing industry ready for it to take advantage of that sector as a key area of growth. It boasts of a million-subscriber-strong system that runs identical to the systems they use in on-site deployment. This indicated the growth potential in this sector and provides a possible hybrid alternative to interested clients.

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A Charles Phillips affair: The enterprise software industry
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For almost a decade, Charles Phillips has had an affair with a business that has come to define him for many years. The enterprise software industry is where Charles Phillips has made himself known. A U.S. Marine-turned-businessman, Phillips has a strong affinity with computers and has since become a captain of this industry, having been at the helm of the software giant Oracle as president from 2003 to 2010.


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The enterprise software industry focuses on the development and sale of software applications that are used in organizations like businesses and government entities, as opposed to retail software that is purchased for individuals. This includes, among others, security, automated billing systems, and IT service management.


The large market share of the enterprise software industry is dominated by two major players, one of which, Oracle, had been part of Charles Phillips’ affair with the industry. Phillips had been instrumental in Oracle’s development as its president, stimulating growth in the company through strategic and aggressive acquisitions. Shortly after Phillips’ tenure, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. Currently, Charles Phillips is Infor’s new CEO; through this, he hopes to bring a third player to the top of the industry.


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Charles Phillips’ affair with the enterprise software industry has made him a recognizable leader in the field. More information on him and his career and accomplishments is available on his Facebook and Twitter.

Infor: Charles Phillips’ new affair
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If Charles Phillips’ affairs at work are to be assessed, it can be concluded that they had been fruitful in terms of time and accomplishment. Today the CEO of Infor, Phillips became one of the leaders in the industry during his tenure as Oracle’s president and plans to continue doing the same and more in his new company.



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Chosen personally by outgoing CEO Jim Schaper, Phillips is no stranger to the corporate world. He has done a lot since his days in Oracle, a company he helped expand through a string of influential acquisitions. He has also been a valued member of the Viacom board of directors, a position he gained through his extensive experience in media and intellectual property issues.



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Charles Phillips’ affairs with Infor bring him into a new ball game but in familiar surroundings. The culture that built Infor was that of constant adaptation. With him on the steering wheel, the company has set its sights on becoming the third major player in the software solutions market; he aims to achieve this by continuing and expanding on this culture, through investing in innovative technology, expanding in new and unexpected markets, and making quick and aggressive expansion through acquisitions.



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Hopes are high that Charles Phillips’ affair with Infor would be as fruitful (if not more so) as when he was with Oracle.




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