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‎BI Analyst at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Jul 21 2017

What is most valuable?

* Write-back functionality: This allows us to adjust calculated figures and be updated by the user through a report. * Import Master: A useful ETL tool. (It's better than… more »

How has it helped my organization?

I joined this company a year ago and Infor PM was already here. It was useful for consolidating data from subsidiaries and having global reports.

What needs improvement?

There is plenty of room for improvement: Mainly ease of implement, configuration, and use. For our business, I don’t think it was the best. I likely would have come to a… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Don’t go for it because it is cheaper! The bitterness of poor quality remains, long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a solution previous to this one. Infor PM was implemented here for years before I joined. We switched from Infor to Tableau. We still use Infor PM for… more »

What other advice do I have?

They have inexpensive licenses, but it costs much more to implement and maintain. It has a very small community, a lack of available, resources, and we struggled to find… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated and chose other options as a replacement for Infor PM: These included QlikView, SAP BO, Board, Birst, Sisense, and Tableau. We chose Tableau.
Vendor
Senior Payroll Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 14 2015

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature is the Excel & VB front-end support. As I worked on this, the input/output, and reporting (especially Ad-hoc) functions are perfect and very helpful for a user.

How has it helped my organization?

We were using this for the payroll process, from time keeping to the payroll run. It provide us a great opportunity to work with a secure platform and deal with a large amount of numerical entries.

What needs improvement?

Only sometimes, there are server start-up issues.

What other advice do I have?

This is a perfect, secure, safe and fast product. The great thing about it is that it has a multiple user interface and the ad-hoc reporting is amazing.
Vendor
Infor PM Consultant with 51-200 employees
Mar 29 2015

What is most valuable?

It is used for planning and forecasting of financial statements, and I find the product very good. Its simplicity in creating new OLAP cubes and dimensions, as well as new reports is a valuable… more »

How has it helped my organization?

My organization used many Excel sheets for the planning and forecasting processes. The spreadsheets were consolidated by finance and controlling, but the problem was, that some end users changed… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay 20% of the original cost as a maintenance fee but I don't know the original costs.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No, for this purpose we used only Excel sheets before we implemented Infor BI.

What other advice do I have?

For planning and consolidation this is a perfect choice. You have the option to design your own logic via dimensions, cubes, rules and dimension hierarchies. And, you can lock down user input via… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we are Infor Channel partner (local branch) so there was not really any intention to implement something else.
Consultant
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 29 2015

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use * Functionality * OLAP capabilities

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us the ability to not only deliver key reports and metrics, but also to make them available on a self service basis. In addition to this, it allowed us to… more »

What needs improvement?

The mobile offering and dashboards need work, however this has been improved upon in more recent versions of Infor BI.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Circa £360k for the three phases of a global project (this included all Hardware, Licensing and consultancy costs incurred). On-going maintenance costs are £25-£30k per… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution was used.

What other advice do I have?

Ensure you give the relevant thought to the initial design process and use the opportunity to re-evaluate the way you report.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we also looked at Oracle BI Applications and IBM Cognos TM1.
Vendor
SunSystems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2015

What is most valuable?

Infor PM Q&A is fully integrated with SunSystems Financials software and is easy to use but provides flexible and dynamic reporting capability. There are two main… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Aside from the obvious improvement in financial and management reporting capability the increased visibility of how data is processed also assists management in enforcing… more »

What needs improvement?

A web-based version would provide greater usability and I believe is still in the development pipeline.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Sorry I don't have access to the original setup costs and the day to day costs are variable as we continue to develop the system. We will shortly be implementing the Infor… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes, various versions of Sage were used in the formative years of the company. As the company rapidly expanded it was clear that it was no longer suitable to meet the… more »

What other advice do I have?

Ensure you have clearly scoped your business requirements before implementing this or any other finance system. If SunSystems is the financial system of choice then Infor… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I wasn’t involved in the original selection process of the Infor SunSystems and PM solution. I understand that it was chosen because it had been successfully implemented… more »
Vendor
Consultant at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2015

What is most valuable?

Integration with other software applications is so user friendly and also it's a single ledger designed system. Also, the multi-currency feature is superb as well.

How has it helped my organization?

It has really helped us in getting repo. With the integration of Infor Q&A application which is like a companion software with SunSystems, it has made it so easy to spool out report from SunSystems to a spreadsheet in Excel, etc.

What needs improvement?

The Inventory module is not so strong when compared with the other software applications in its category! The integration between the Inventory and the Purchasing module is not very "user friendly".

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I not used any other solution but I have attended demos for many.

What other advice do I have?

They should state out their requirements and expectations clearly.
Consultant
Functional Strategy Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 22 2015

What is most valuable?

The robustness of the Infocubes, and the possibility of integrating both strong data analysis characteristics with a pleasant aesthetic features.

How has it helped my organization?

The client where we implemented the Planning model in Infor PM previously used Excel spreadsheets for all of their Planning processes. Infor PM has brought the typical PM tools advantages in this space.

What needs improvement?

Flexibility to modify an existing Infocube, and better integration with other ETL tools on the market.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I worked for a consulting company which implemented Planning solutions using different tools on the market, such as Board, SAP BPC, and Hyperion.

What other advice do I have?

Dedicate time to the Functional and Technical Specs, given the low flexibility to change the model once it has been implemented.
Vendor
Business Intelligence Consultant with 51-200 employees
Mar 18 2015

What is most valuable?

It is a reporting solutions built around an in-memory OLAP database. For me, the most valuable features are the import master and application studio. They give you enough options to implement decent BI processes even if you have to… more »

How has it helped my organization?

If you are using only spreadsheets and have to download your data from various sources then you will have to reconcile these to build reports that make sense, this product will improve your life. You will spend less time building your… more »

What needs improvement?

The following features need to be improved - * The rule engine * Application studio web-server * The web-server, because it is still slow to load the reports which is why the designer has to simplify the reports that would work perfectly on… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used Excel. Even if after the first months Excel seemed more capable in terms of modelling (you can do virtually anything in Excel), in the end when your model is fully automated and an additional item or driver will not ruin… more »

What other advice do I have?

Compromises are key. Remember that it is a budgeting and forecasting tool, so you can't have a complex model that is simple to use, easy to maintain and fast all at the same time.

What is Infor dEPM?

Take a holistic view of your business performance with Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (Infor d/EPM). Combining modern intelligent business tools and financial performance management capabilities into one EPM software solution, d/EPM enables you to consistently report with confidence, measure past and current performance, and forecast future activities. Deep analytics and business intelligence give you a real-time view of performance across your business to speed decision making, so you can unlock siloed data and transform information into actionable insights.

Also known as
Infor d/EPM, d/EPM, Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management, Infor PM
Infor dEPM customers

DAB Group