Thursday, August 14, 2014

Infor: The Appeal of Saleslogix is becoming more selective

Turns out that the Saleslogix CRM package, acquired from Sage by their former partner Swiftpage 18 months ago, got sucked into the Infor slipstream.

Because Infor didn't have enough CRM products in its portfolio.  And Saleslogix was just too darn enterprisey for the small-fry folks at Swiftpage.  And Infor needed something like this to effectively compete against Microsoft and Salesforce (with both of whom, especially the latter, it supposedly has a tight partner/platform technology partnership).  Pour yourself a big glass of something brown and alcoholic, and then sit down with the story they fed to Ray Wang and TechCrunch here.

Brings to mind the famous scene in "This is Spinal Tap," where documentary producer notes that the size of venues the band is playing has diminished from 15,000 to 1,500, and asks, "does this mean the popularity of the group is waning?"  And the manager answers, "No, not at all. I just think that the.. uh.. their appeal is becoming more selective."