Nobody saw it coming. Everyone was in a complete awestruck when the new confirmed that Charles Phillips Oracle’s newly-resigned executive is hopping aboard enterprise resource planning software provider Infor for a reason only known to them. At first, people think that it was not a good match because they got used to hearing the name of Phillips alongside Oracle, which he has served for seven years of presidency. So when the big move happened people did not know what to expect.
Steering clear of any false expectations from the public, Infor and Phillips just decided to start business proper and let the world see how compatible they are without owing the public an explanation. So far, these are the four things that are obviously common between Infor and Phillips:
• Tactful – Despite being very quiet, Infor is considered to be the third best company in the field. It has continued to provide reliable and effective software to their clients. On the same situation, Charles Phillips is also known as one of the movers and shakers of the industry who surprises everybody with his acquisition moves and decisions that all surprisingly turned into success.
• Taking risks – Both Infor and Charles Phillips are considered to be open when it comes to taking risks. Just the mere fact that Phillips is the new CEO then it clearly pronounces the willingness to take risks: Infor took a chance with a new CEO, and Phillips took a chance with a new company. They define business as a battleground of risks and you can never really advance anywhere great if you are just staying inside your comfort zone and do not think outside the box.
• Continuous learning – One of the best things about Phillips is that despite being in his fifties, he is still very willing to learn new things, since IT changes frequently. Perhaps the fact that Infor changed CEOs means a lot on the willingness of the company to learn more from their new CEO. As long as there is a continuous stream of yearning for knowledge, then success is always one step above the others
• Competitiveness – Both Charles Phillips and Infor, needless to say, are very competitive and do not simply rest on their laurels by settling with just something else. All they want is to be the best and to make Infor a global brand that everybody will look up to as role models.