NEW YORK - Apr 11, 2016
Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that the company has been given a 5-Star rating in the 2016 Partner Program Guide from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Infor has received the top rating. The Partner Program Guide is an annual guide that serves as a definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program Guide rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company's research team assessed each vendor's application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
"Solution providers have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor with the right technologies and the right channel approach can mean the difference between successful adoption of a new technology or business model and an awkward, unnecessarily difficult integration," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star ratings recognize the best channel programs available in the market today and serve as a valuable resource for solution providers looking for the right fit."
Unlike many partner networks in the competitive landscape, the goal of Infor's partner program is to help build a route to customers that demonstrates how deeply Infor values partners' expertise and experience in specific industries and micro-verticals.
"Our program tenet is simple - the relentless pursuit of partner excellence. This message communicates our ongoing commitment and investment in our entire partner eco-system," said Jeff Abbott, senior vice president, global channel business unit, Infor. "Infor is focused on improving the Infor Partner Network program in collaboration with our partners and helping our partners deliver on their vision by working to focus on what they have told us is most important to their businesses."
The 2016 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/ppg2016.
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Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
- 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
- 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 21 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
- 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
- 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
- 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
- 15 of the top 20 global retailers
- 4 of the top 5 brewers
- 21 of the top 30 global banks
- 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
- 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands