With the advent of Infor CRM (Saleslogix) now supporting multiple web browsers comes the question does intelli-CTi™ and its integration with Infor CRM (Saleslogix) (Web Client) also support this configuration matrix? The purpose of this article is to provide an explanation to that question.
Why Multiple Browser Support?
It is our understanding that Infor CRM (Saleslogix) move toward open browser support was largely in support of the principle of “bring your own device”, whereby Infor CRM (Saleslogix) users were no-longer limited to accessing Infor CRM (Saleslogix) through their desktop Windows browser (e.g. Internet Explorer). More common place might be the need for Infor CRM (Saleslogix) users to have the flexibility of accessing CRM whilst out of the office and on more mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Thus driving a growing need for Infor CRM (Saleslogix) to inherently support multiple browsers other than Internet Explorer.
How We Integrate with Infor CRM (Saleslogix) (Web Client)
When we consider the integration of Infor CRM (Saleslogix) (Web Client) with an application such as intelli-CTi™, it is important to understand the capabilities of such integration and thus the complexities that entails. The integration of intelli-CTi™ for Infor CRM (Saleslogix) is achieved through some complex analysis and automation of the web browser hosting the Infor CRM (Saleslogix) application. This providing the ability to:
- Analyze and ascertain the context of ‘what’ you are doing in Infor CRM (Saleslogix) (e.g. track operations)
- Automate a change in your Infor CRM (Saleslogix) application (e.g. navigate your browser to an explicit element of Infor CRM (Saleslogix)).
All of this capability is driven through integration with the web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer).
So What Web Browsers are Currently Supported?
We currently support integration with the following web browsers for intelli-CTi for Infor CRM (Saleslogix):
- Microsoft Internet Explorer †W
- Google Chrome
† Microsoft Edge browser is not currently supported
Support for additional web browsers will become available with future developments of the product.
For Use Within Business Operations
Whilst we appreciate that Infor CRM (Saleslogix) users may now have a choice of browsers to use within their organization, when considering the operations of an intelli-CTi user within a corporate office environment; handling telephone calls upon a corporate telephone system; we believe the current requirement to use one of the supported browsers with Infor CRM (Saleslogix) and intelli-CTi should not pose a major restriction.
This restriction of browser choice should not affect mobile users wishing to utilize Infor CRM (Saleslogix) via their smartphones or tablets, as the user experience of telephony integration is only designed for corporate office telephone activity upon desktop computers which does not feature upon a mobile device.
Furthermore this restriction in browser choice naturally does not limit the corporate desktop user from utilizing an alternate browser for other business or personal web tasks.