The following stat might not surprise you, (especially if you’re reaching max capacity on your inbox), but 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?

Members of your company spend a significant amount of energy on simple (but time-consuming) administrative tasks, but what if there was a way to shift that energy usage to more meaningful and strategic work? There is! Say hello to social collaboration tools. Read on to learn more about what social collaboration is, as well as what sets Infor Ming.le apart from other social collaboration tools.

What is Social Collaboration?

First, let’s discuss what “social collaboration” actually means.

Wikipedia describes social collaboration as “the processes that help multiple people or groups interact and share information to achieve common goals.” In a business context, deploying a social collaboration tool can widen the exposure to corporate knowledge, streamline the flow of ideas, and help employees improve on processes, products, and services. 

With the pandemic changing the way teams work (especially remotely), social collaboration tools are spiking in usage, and one of the products on the market is Infor Ming.le. Unlike other technologies like Slack, Jive, or Yammer, something that sets Infor Ming.le apart is that it’s fully embedded within Infor’s organizational systems (such as its ERP and financial platforms). This makes it easy for employees to communicate, collaborate, and share 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 searched for.

Benefits of Infor Ming.le

Infor Ming.le offers users an assortment of advanced capabilities in a straightforward package. Here are a few of the benefits you’ll experience by implementing the platform within your organization.

Boosts Efficiency

Infor Ming.le delivers information in new ways, which can help to increase productivity in the workplace. Plus, putting information in a hub where people can easily find and search for it means you’ll be able to reduce the number of emails in your inbox. 

Preserve Corporate Knowledge

Instead of information getting lost or buried in email and instant messaging siloes, Ming.le retains vital information 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 easy access 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 your organization simplify business communications. Here are a few of those features: 

Streams—Streams enable you to organize recurring conversations and business processes around a business topic or campaign. Participants can collaborate to complete activities and organize docs by threading them around each activity. 

Paparazzi—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. 

Contextual Intelligence—Ming.le combines real-time information from ERP, SCM, enterprise asset management (EAM), and finances on a single screen. It can also automatically detect the type of work you’re doing and display relevant information to that task without searching for that information. 

Tasks and Alerts—Keep up with the progress of essential activities by using built-in workflows to push information to the right people when issues arise. Infor Ming.le makes it easy to filter, view, and monitor information that matters most to you. 

Ming.le Mobile—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. 

Infor Communities—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 and business processes 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 current setup. 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 most of your investment. 

Contact us today to get started.