Infor plans to increase the number of European partners in the Infor Partner Network (IPN) by 36% in the next six months.
The IPN is a global network designed to provide the tools and resources necessary to help partners grow a profitable and sustainable business around Infor products. Infor has continued to make significant investments in the IPN since its inception in 2011, building a program that has been consistently recognized as a leader in the industry.
Ninety-seven new channel partners joined the IPN in fiscal year 2015, making it the fourth consecutive year that Infor has cultivated around 100 new reseller partnerships worldwide. Infor continues to recruit channel partners and is currently looking for new partners focused on customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, particularly in the key vertical markets of fashion, food & beverage and industrial machinery.
"Resellers and Alliance Partners play an integral role in Infor's CloudSuite™ and micro-vertical initiatives," said Peter Stanley, Infor vice president for European Partner Sales. "Our approach to channel recruitment is focused on quality over quantity. We are not looking to take on thousands of partners and risk dilution. We want a smaller number of partners who have considerable industry experience and are well aligned with our products and dedication to the needs of customers in micro-vertical industries."