Infor secured a multimillion-dollar product lifecycle management (PLM) deal with European fashion retailer LC Waikiki.
Source: SoftwareReviews Infor PLM Product Scorecard, Accessed August 21, 2019.
LC Waikiki’s move to adopt Infor’s fashion-centric PLM makes for a great case study on whether or not to buy vertical-specific PLM solutions. Historically, organizations seek vertical-specific solutions to get enhanced out-of-the-box functionality. However, it has often been suggested that vertical-specific solutions should be avoided on the grounds of poor vendor viability and limited interoperability with existing systems.
In this case, I feel that LC Waikiki made a sound choice. It was already using elements of Infor’s SaaS ERP solution, reducing the risk of integration issues, and since Infor is one of the largest players in both ERP and PLM markets, long-term vendor viability is not a concern.