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."

1 comment:

  1. I think a previous comment got removed.. maybe you didn't believe me or maybe not want to hear the truth about KBM that it lives! I'm the programmer on a KBM production system - no I'm not part of the furniture just a newbie to the 400 thrown into the job. sink or swim. For me at least, KBM pays the bills. Oh yes, I prefer it immensely to that goofy and slow Epicor Vantage system. I heard Epicor were rewriting Vantage/9/10 to remove the middleware and speed things up. I hope so. KBM is actually much nicer to work on...