Why Every Infor Organization Should Go for Cloud Adoption in 2022
Srinivas, Head of Infor Services, Infoways
Infoways has used industry-leading cloud suites to develop applications for clients that tackle business operations in a variety of sectors, including A&D, Automotive, Industrial Enterprise, Equipment, Food & Beverage, and Healthcare, among others.

Cloud computing is gaining traction at an unprecedented rate as more businesses migrate to the cloud to benefit from more regular product releases, lower subscription pricing, built-in backup and recovery, and seamless software integration, among other benefits. Organizations of various sectors are increasing their investment in cloud adoption, manufacturing, in particular, is making strides in this area. Enterprises employ cloud adoption as a solution to increase the expansion of Internet-based database capabilities while lowering cost and risk.

Who Will Benefit From Cloud Adoption?

Cloud adoption benefits a wide range of businesses, including healthcare, marketing & advertising, retail, finance, and education. Construction, real estate, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, healthcare, NGOs, and NPOs are among the other sectors that have benefited from cloud adoption. This technological revolution can help businesses of all sizes including corporations and large companies, entrepreneurs and startups, small and mid-sized businesses

But How Are They Walking the Cloud Path?

Through these 3 techniques:

  1. Modernize: In this model, the transition is made from legacy on-premise applications to the cloud.
  2. Expand: Here, the extension applications will be deployed in the cloud while the core applications remain in the cloud.
  3. Invest: In this approach, organizations are encouraged to adopt industry-specific cloud suites. Examples include Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Manufacturing, Healthcare, etc so that their current and future business models can be adopted in the cloud.

What Are the Benefits of Cloud Adoption?

6 key benefits of cloud adoption

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Challenges of Cloud Adoption

Cloud adoption is revolutionary but it brings with it a set of challenges. While evaluating the options for cloud adoption, the following questions need to be addressed to derive maximum value out of cloud adoption.

1. If there is a necessity for the addition of new business functionality, how can cloud infrastructure support the cause?

Technology is transforming every minute and the only way to keep up with it is by introducing relevant features and functionalities. At Infoways, we believe change is the only constant. As seasoned veterans in this field, we have experimented,analyzed, and recorded our observations with our experts which led us to discover the potential of the rarest feature that could bring about a great transformation for businesses. Introducing ‘Extensibility’ – a feature of Infor solutions that organizations can leverage to “extend” their standard functionality or introduce a brand new independent feature. This will make the biggest impact when it comes to scaling and expanding the capabilities of your existing services without having to re-platform.

2. Customization is the new rule. Is it possible to support customization such as reports to suit layouts, additional fields in the cloud environment?

If there is one factor that could bring more sales, retain customers, get better insights and acquire more customers, it has to be customization. Every individual, business, and organization wants to feel special and this can only be done through Customization. Multi-tenant cloud environments do not support customization, this has been the biggest pain point for organizations. A resounding no has been a standard response from vendors. Not anymore. Recently we customized reports using a reporting tool for a large-scale manufacturing organization according to their needs. This single most feature led to a lot of conversions, cost savings, and better productivity.

3. Since cloud environments share several customers’ surroundings with essential security characteristics, how can the technology be modified to suit a specific tenant?

Yes, we spoke a lot about the need for customization, but it brings a lot of challenges with it. It introduces complexities that in turn increase TCO, so many organizations do not encourage customization. The Tx factor of Infor solutions is built specifically to overcome these challenges of security in a multi-tenant environment. Our primary goal is to protect a client’s infrastructure in a multi-tenant environment from standard object upgrades using our release management. These customizations are stored in a software layer(VRC) that is insulated from the landlord software objects. By placing the objects – standard and customized in different layers we ensure that the upgradation of standard objects does not affect the customized objects. This eliminates all possibilities of object overlapping and overriding when the OEM upgrades its software.

4. What are the software development release processes that will prevent modifications from being overwritten when cloud ERP OEMs “push” new releases?

Managing the release cycle is tedious and cumbersome. Be it monthly patches or minor bug fixes with a specific deadline, it brings about a lot of challenges. But without software upgrades, we have to suffer from the repercussions of outdated software and bugs. To tackle this Infor ERP LN offers what is known as VRCTx structure. V is for Version, R is for Release and C is for Customization, Tx is for extensibility. Software components are organized into packages and modules along with unique numbers for identification. The objects created/modified by tenants are stored in a VRC layer in the tx package, whereas the standard objects are stored in another VRC layer. These VRC layers are always linked to each other. When an object is not found in a VRC directory, it is called from a ‘higher level VRC’, ensuring that a modified or standard object is delivered into the user interface.

Infoways – Your go-to solution for hassle-free cloud adoption

Infoways has used these industry-leading cloud suites to develop applications for clients that tackle business operations in a variety of sectors, including A&D, Automotive, Industrial Enterprise, Equipment, Food & Beverage, and Healthcare, among others.

Our Middle Name Is Simplicity and Our Motto Is Flexibility

Infoways is committed to providing support services that are adaptable and adaptive to your organization’s particular needs, regardless of your eventual destination or present platform. We also offer Service/Support for edge items that include:
Customizations, Integration, implantation, migrations, and testing, across many GEOs, in addition to our network of over 40,000 resources that Infoways can supply to your organization’s requirements.

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