Did you know that workers spend an estimated 28 percent of the workweek managing email and nearly 20 percent looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks?
Employees spend a significant amount of energy on administrative tasks, but what if there was a way to shift that energy usage to more meaningful business processes?
Say hello to innovative social collaboration technologies.
Read on to learn more about:
- What social collaboration is
- What sets Infor Ming.le apart from other organizational systems
- How business process improvement (BPI) can optimize performance
Innovative Social Collaboration Technologies
First, let’s discuss what “social collaboration” actually means.
Wikipedia describes it as “the processes that help multiple people or groups interact and share information to achieve common goals.”
In a business context, deploying a collaboration tool can widen the exposure to corporate knowledge, streamline the flow of ideas, and help employees improve on processes, products, and services.
Changing business processes
With the pandemic changing the way teams work, collaboration tools are spiking in usage.
Unlike other organizational systems like Slack, Jive, or Yammer, something that sets Infor Ming.le apart is that it’s fully embedded within Infor’s enterprise systems (such as its ERP and financial platforms). The platform enables single sign on and the ability to create personalized homepages.
This makes it easy for employees to communicate, collaborate, share key screens and information like documents, plans, photos, and videos by giving them a centralized location from which to do so, one where all their activity is captured and easily searchable.
What is Infor Ming.le
Infor Mingle is a comprehensive platform for social collaboration, business process management and contextual analytics.
Infor Mingle leverages social media concepts and incorporates it with a business environment to help employees work smart and faster in a centralized space.
Infor Ming.le Highlights
- Analytical data based on users’ priorities
- Push approvals with automatic alerts and notifications
- Allows users to create personalized homepages and streamline processes
- Platform enables single sign-on across applications
- Embeds collaboration within enterprise systems
Benefits of Infor Ming.le
Infor Mingle offers users an assortment of advanced capabilities across enterprise wide streams.
Here are a few of the benefits you’ll experience by implementing the platform within your core systems.
Infor Mingle delivers information in new ways, which can help to increase productivity in the workplace. Plus, putting information in a hub where the appropriate people can easily find and search for it means you’ll be able to reduce the number of emails in your inbox.
Preserve Vital Corporate Knowledge
Instead of information getting lost or buried in email and instant messaging siloes, Infor Mingle retains vital corporate knowledge in a central location, so people always know where to look for things.
Improve Employee Morale
By using technology that creates an efficient work environment, you can help to meet employee expectations and retain top talent. Infor Ming.le also provides single sign-on throughout your Infor applications, which means employees only have to remember one password.
Make Better Decisions
With an intelligent portal to relevant data, knowledge sharing between employees is simple, leading to improved decision making.
Key Features of Infor Ming.le
There are a wide variety of different components of Infor Ming.le, including streams, homepages, and in-context apps that will help with business process improvement. Here are a few of those fully embedded features:
Streams helps with organizing conversations and business processes around a common workflow or business topic. Participants can collaborate to complete activities and organize docs by threading them around each activity.
Similar to many forms of social media, Paparazzi allows users to ‘follow’ social objects and people, and deliver automatic notifications based on parameters that you define. For example, you could set up a notification for when a specific inventory item reaches a certain amount (before it gets low) low or when a customer makes a new purchase.
Ming.le combines real-time information from ERP, SCM, enterprise asset management (EAM), and finances on a single screen for contextual analytics. It can also automatically detect the type of work you’re doing and display relevant data to that task in a centralized space.
Tasks and Alerts
Keep up with the progress of essential activities by using the built-in workflow interface to push relevant information to the right people when issues arise. Infor Mingle makes it easy to filter, view, and monitor recurring conversations and information across enterprise wide streams.
Work doesn’t stop just because you’re not at your computer, which is why Ming.le’s mobile capabilities are so useful. You can keep business moving thanks to information and alerts delivered to your mobile device, no matter where you roam.
Need to extend your Ming.le platform to external participants like partners and vendors? Not a problem! Infor Ming.le can do just that, offering structured communication, business processes, and share key screens to internal and external stakeholders alike.
Getting Started with Infor Ming.le
Whether you’re an existing Infor Lawson user or you’d just like to know more about the software, Ming.le is a powerful addition to your organizational systems.
Our senior-level Infor Lawson consulting team can not only help you determine if Ming.le is the right tool for your organization but implement the solution as well, ensuring you make the new features. And, we’ve even included a sample profile of one of our Infor Ming.le consultants to give you an idea of what to expect.
Surety Senior Infor Ming.le Consultant
- 20+ Years of Lawson Technical experience
- Multiple upgrades, implementations, etc. including Infor OS
- Experience with ADFS, Websphere, LBI, IBI, Ming.le/sharepoint, etc.
- Landmark 10 LSF and Landmark 11 implementation and administration expertise
- Healthcare and Education industry experience
Ready for business process improvement with Infor Ming.le? Contact us today to get started.