After a plethora of reactions coming from the public about the big move of Charles Phillips Oracle’s ex-President into the yard of ERS Software leader Infor, the issue finally went down the drain. Now, what the people are asking is what will be the next move for Infor after a few months with a new CEO. After few months of staying away from the lights, microphones and questions of the press people, Phillips finally said yes to an interview with IDG News and discuss what his next moves for Infor.
Before the interview, Phillips revealed that the reason why he was staying away from the questions of the media regarding the big move is because he wants to pay more attention to Infor and all the reviews and catching up that he needs to do regarding the company’s history, operations, and most especially, goals. He said he would much rather want to study the growth of Infor and get on real business than to answer questions. So now that he is done with his first move of studying every angle, detail and aspect of what Infor has achieved through the years.
The first question that IDG News asked him is what would be his initial assessment when he first stepped into the offices of Infor and what needs to be done. He replied to this question with a simple answer. He says that he honestly thinks that it is a very good thing that the company already has a stable customer base and that he doesn’t need to introduce or launch the brand anymore. All that it needs is to reinvent itself and reintroduce it to the public with a better marketing approach. He admits that there are still some countries where Infor is not as popular as other companies, and this is what he plans to overcome for the months to come.
Next thing he noticed is that Infor has had a hard time managing the internal and external costs. As Charles Phillips looked into the expenditures of the company, he thinks that the company has spent too much for production expenses instead of investing on IT professional that will develop the applications. But as a whole, he thinks that Infor’s situation is so far so good.
In conclusion of the long interview, Charles Phillips says that Infor is in good shape but needs a little tweaking so that it can beat out all of its competitors hands down. Giving a little bit of a spoiler, Phillips is excited and cannot wait for the launch of Infor10, the next generation set of business tools that will automate and speed up the process of businesses for more accomplished tasks.