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Increased vehicle electrification and proliferating model configurations pose considerable challenges to service technicians tasked with maintenance and repair of vehicles. In this setting, it is critical that up-to-date, configuration-specific service information is available to ensure effective, efficient, and safe vehicle maintenance and repair. Lack of the appropriate service documentation can not only have a negative impact on quality and cost of service, but it can ultimately impact a customer's brand loyalty.


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Infor's Design for the Future

By Kimberly Knickle

At Infor's February 2013 analyst summit at its new offices in New York City, the company shared more detail on its product strategy, expanding on its progress with Infor10, 10x, and Intelligent Open Network (ION), how new technologies such as big data, cloud, mobile, and social will move the products forward, and the importance of experience-focused design to Infor's success. This IDC Manufacturing Insights blog provides manufacturers with highlights on what they can expect from Infor going forward, how Infor will meet changing expectations in IT, and how Infor's strategy is incorporating new advances in technology.


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  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Kimberly,
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Antony,
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    Jeff
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    Jeff,
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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