Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Charles Phillips: Complementing hardware with software

Charles Phillips Image Credit: facebook.com/infor

The role of heavy equipment in today’s industries can never be underestimated. Software leader Infor, led by CEO Charles Phillips, has decided to invest in the development of products specifically for CAT dealers. This creation of new software made especially for hardware is recognized as a giant step in providing the equipment industry with the innovation it had needed for the longest time.

The equipment industry may be described as the hand that makes the rise and fall of industries possible. It provides the means through which infrastructure essential to business operations are both built and leveled. Infor’s investment will go a long way in ensuring that the equipment industry is better able to provide its services to more customers.

Charles Phillips Image Credit: caterpillar.com

After Charles Phillips became CEO, Infor noticeably changed its perspective toward one that is focused on product development. Its decision to invest in the development of new software for the equipment industry may be considered as an offshoot of this shift, and is anticipated to increase profits for CAT dealers through added control of equipment lifecycles.

Infor established a center for innovation in Stockholm, Sweden dedicated solely to the development of solutions for the equipment industry. It is composed of over 200 Infor employees employed in the areas of development, consulting, maintenance, support, and training. It also created the Infor CAT Dealership Advisory Council, a group led by dealers which will identify the most effective associated business processes that will provide maximum accessibility to a wide range of dealers.

Charles Phillips Image Credit: infor.com

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