Infor Awarded 5-Star Rating from CRN

Annual Guide Identifies IPN as Elite Partner Program

NEW YORK -  Apr 01, 2013

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that it has been named to the CRN Partner Program Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The 5-Star designation is reserved for the IT channel's most elite vendor partner programs that provide resellers with robust resources for training, education and support. CRN bases the rating on each vendor's investment in offerings like marketing and sales assistance programs, as well as overall partner profitability, to recognize an exclusive subset of the listed providers.

"Receiving the 5-Star rating is about recognizing that a successful partnership is not solely based on supplying the technology, but about ensuring mutual benefits. Infor does this with the tools it provides partners through the Infor Partner Network," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, for UBM Tech Channel's CRN. "Our 2013 Partner Program Guide represents the best programs in today's market, and Infor stands out from the crowd in the level of quality and focus on the channel."

From training and certification to marketing development funding, the Infor Partner Network (IPN) delivers the tools that channel partners need to grow their business with Infor products.  Infor successfully formed 150 new reseller partnerships over the past year to further expand its reach around the world in India, China, Russia, Middle East, and the Americas.

"Infor's goal is to recruit quality partners with vertical market expertise to support our industry-specific offerings," said Jeff Abbott, vice president, Global Alliances and Channels, Infor. "Providing our partners with the resources they need is paramount because Infor recognizes their importance to our overall business strategy.  We are honored to receive this acknowledgement from CRN and hope that it will help us to recruit more valuable partners around the world by highlighting the investment we continue to make in our program."

The 2013 Partner Program Guide is featured on CRN.com, and the 5-Star Partners list will be highlighted in the March 2013 issue.

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About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us at: www.ubmchannel.com.

About Infor

Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.  To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

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