Inforum 2014

This week a quite a few people from development are at Inforum in New Orleans. Back at home we have been finishing up on some of the demo applications.


There are lot of breakout Sessions on Smart Office so I hope you did manage to get a seat. We heard that due to overwhelming demand, additional registration capacity was added to several technical sessions.

Fredrik and Martin below are two of the managers from my team at Inforum this year. If you see them don’t hesitate to ask about Smart Office or Document Management. If you enoy this blog I don’t mind if you let them know that as well. Here is what they look like:


Here is an update from behind the scenes at Inforum. Tuesday and Wednesday were the General Sessions. It all start out like a rock concert and continues in high speed for 2 hours. Everything from what we have done in the past years to all the new great things like; Cloud, Infor Xi, Soho Glide, SkyVault and the new Dynamic Science Labs to help customers translate big data into valuable information. Lots of information packed in a very professional production by the H&L team.


After main stage the day is packed with sessions and academies. In the Hub Martin keeps busy running IDM demos and in the M3 area, H5 and Smart Office is at it peak in the hands of the demo team. Customers seems very satisfied with what they are seeing but it also comes down to quite some tricky details and questions.


The busiest person from our team will probably be Vince. He has a complete series of Academies giving lots of people the opportunity to experience Infor Smart Office hands on.


If you, like myself didn’t make it to New Orleans you can watch the recordings of the General Sessions. That is what I will be doing tonight.

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