HILTON BARBADOS RESORT – October 23, 2013
SSI and Infor recently presented an exciting new entitlement at an event held at the Hilton Barbados for the Ministry of Finance and most of its Statutory Boards and Agencies. Over 110 people attended the half-day session.
This new entitlement is available to all our Caribbean government customers currently on Enterprise Agreements.
Governments now have the option to take either SmartStream OR SunSystems for new Sites under the terms of an Enterprise Agreement. This new option will allow central governments the ability to deploy an integrated solution scaled to large, medium, or small Statutory Boards, Agencies, and Government-controlled Corporations.
Infor SunSystems delivers immediate access to all finance and accounting information for fast and effective decision making. It covers all aspects of Public Financial Management (PFM), including a seamlessly integrated General Ledger, Financial Reporting, Operational Reporting and Analysis, Budgeting, Forecasting, and other critical functionality specific to agencies and authorities. SunSystems is designed for ease of use by finance staff and requires very little IT support.
“I’m a gadget guy. I’m an addict,” Infor CEO Charles Phillips tells Business Insider in a new profile headlined “How Infor CEO Charles Phillips Is Quietly Becoming The ‘Steve Jobs’ Of Business Software.”
After spending a day with Phillips at Infor’s New York City headquarters, reporter Julie Bort observes: “… hang with him for a while and you’ll soon realize, besides being a CEO, a marine, a lawyer, an ex-Morgan Stanley Wall Street MBA, a computer programmer, and the former No. 2 guy to Larry Ellison at Oracle — deep down, he’s really just a geek.”
“Phillips was constantly surprising us,” she writes:
“Most days, he just takes the subway.”
“Like Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Phillips always answers his own email.”
“Another thing that surprised us was the company that Phillips keeps.”
“Phillips is an art, music, fashion, and design-lover and he wanted his company’s software to be beautiful,” she writes. “Like Jobs, Phillips approved every detail of the redesign right down to the icons.
After rejecting the icons’ redesign a bunch of times, he had an epiphany. He didn’t need technical help; he needed artists.
So he built an internal creative agency, called Hook & Loop, located at the company’s New York headquarters, and staffed it full of 80 writers, designers, developers, and filmmakers — not the usual assortment of people that create enterprise software.
“We didn’t just want to make icons look better, but to really look at what people were doing,” he said.”