Infor VS Oracle E-Business Suite – Who Will Win?

There is seemingly no end to the Infor VS Oracle fight for the bigger market share of business enterprises looking for top notch solutions. With new demands from varying clients, only the leading developers of innovative applications, software and programs are able to get a fair share of market penetration and visibility. Simply put, there is no time to waste as developers, software engineers and programmers are burning the mid night oil in pursuit of excellence.

A comparison between the two leading companies exposes the stiff competition, attacks, counter attacks and strategies employed to compete against each other and against other multinationals. Even Microsoft, the traditional leader and dominant player has to occasionally look over its shoulder so as to maintain its lead. Other competitors will have to pull up their socks or else risk becoming irrelevant.

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Both companies have emerged among the best in developing software for supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) , enterprise asset management, financial management, product lifecycle management, service management, human capital management and product configuration management. Oracle has strived to solidify its traditional share of the above application programs. However, Infor has in the recent past diversified to other business solutions tailored to meet requirements of specific industries.

Infor has successfully served and supported customers with more than 3000 specializations in 194 countries. Additionally, it has close to 1400 technology, sales and service partners globally. The industries that it has diversified to are manufacturing, emergency, construction, libraries, restaurants, information centers, small businesses and medium sized enterprises. Infor also offers consultation, support and framework enhancement to clients in these industries; retail, brewing, manufacturing, distribution, industrial, automotive, pharmaceutical, electronics, and technology. Manufacturers, middlemen and retailers of human consumption products and services including healthcare, beverage, food, fashion, equipment and chemicals have also been part of Infor’s success story. In the battle of Infor VS Oracle, it looks like the former has the upper hand in diversification while the latter is better at solidifying traditional presence.

Functional Competencies

The two competitors have seen the rise of modern technological ways of doing things. The ease of our interactions, records and managements at the work place have improved. We can attribute this to the Infor VS Oracle battle. These competitors have brought innovative programs for the personal computer, mobile devices and cloud computing. Similarly, the solutions compete for inclusion into compatibility with operating systems. They are largely in sync with operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Android, Ubuntu, Apple, UNIX and Macintosh.

It is difficult to draw a line between the functional competencies of the two companies. They strive to outdo each other with the dawn of each new day. And even if it was easy to draw that line, it would soon be eroded by new advancements. There is constant development and upgrades of existing applications and it needs a keen examination to tell the winner. Both have effective products that are user friendly and designed for speed.

Online Contests

Lately, there have been contests online pitting Oracle against Infor. These contests are also difficult to officiate. Some of the reviewers from around the world seem to vote for Infor due to its excellent support in many languages. But on the other hand, Oracle has attracted generous views. Many testimonials and recommendations point to the fact that each company has satisfied clients in their own specializations. Additionally, the ability of clients to forecast future expectations more accurately has endeared these competitors to
the end users.

As each brags of being the world, external commentators should not rely on self assessment from the companies. The fact that they serve diverse clients in different parts of the world has not helped observers to track the experience of the consumers. But analysts are pursuing new avenues to effectively compare and contrast providers of IT solutions based on customer satisfaction (or lack of it).


If the events of the past few years are anything to go by, the IT industry will be greatly transformed in the near future. We can anticipate a faster development of new technology than ever before. Analysts indicate a bullish and optimistic future of technological advancements. American companies will have to create new functions to stay abreast with this advancement. There is rising competition from Eastern and Middle Eastern countries such as China, the Koreas and Japan. From the kind of struggle that they are showing in the IT sector, they cannot be ignored.

Just a few years ago, cloud computing was not existent. Today many business enterprises have embraced the phenomenon with both hands. Chances are that a few years to come, the technology will be replaced by something completely new. As jobs are being created, service delivery for the end user is bettered. These two companies have made major contribution in IT industry. But as that happens, who will win the clash of Infor VS Oracle  – although the competition is tough, Infor wins.

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Brooke Nelson is the Lead Author & Editor of NetSweets. With more than 20,000 customers, NetSuite is a fascinating platform! It is the major player in ERP, CRM, and ecommerce.