Infor Next Chicago Sept 30 & Oct 1With more than two dozen sessions for wholesale distribution in a smaller, more intimate conference setting, Infor Next is a fantastic opportunity for TUG members to make connections: with each other, with the latest Infor software, and with the opportunity to use that software to optimize operations.

“Instead of running a major Inforum this year, we’re going to local cities to connect more directly with our customers,” says Kelly Squizzero, Infor’s Senior Director, Industry & Solution Strategy. “Chicago is a great location for Distribution, it’s centrally located and easy to get to, and this is a great place for TUG members to get connected with new solutions like Infor CRM, Pricing Science for Distribution and Infor Rhythm for commerce.”

Mark your calendar and take advantage of Early Bird registration! Infor Next takes place September 30-October 1 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

Leading by Learning

The Distribution program at Infor Next covers the cutting-edge topics that will help you protect and increase market share in a fiercely competitive marketplace. Squizzero points to sessions on service management, project job management, mobility, and the internet of things as essential learning for wholesale distribution executives.

“Distributors have to differentiate themselves, build tighter relationships with their customers, and streamline operations to compete more effectively,” she says. “Embracing technology is the way to achieve these goals.”

Squizzero’s own session at Infor Next will focus on the broader shifts driving transformation in the industry, from cloud computing to the new expectations and opportunities that Generations X and Y bring to the workplace.

Building on Each Other’s Success

The Infor Next format is tailor-made for TUG members to network and learn from each other. “It’ll have that feel of a conference within a conference, with a very tight focus on the distribution industry,” Squizzero says. “It’ll be a more intimate environment, with access to senior management, product management, development, and strategy, all in one place.”

There will also be ample opportunity for TUG members to learn from other distributors who’ve taken the plunge, modernized their ERP systems…and would never dream of looking back. Squizzero cites active TUG members McNaughton-McKay Electric Company and Mingledorff’s Inc. as two success stories that show the powerful gains that result from deploying the right software at the right time.

Early registration for Infor Next closes September 4. Sign up today!