Infor's Jeff Abbott Recognized as 2013 Channel Chief

NEW YORK -  Feb 19, 2013

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Jeff Abbott, vice president of Global Alliances and Channels, was named one of UBM Tech Channel's Computer Reseller News (CRN) 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of influential leaders in the IT channel market recognizes executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization. Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2013 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com

"We selected Jeff Abbott for his continued commitment to the partner community, which is clearly demonstrated by the growth and development of the Infor Partner Network," said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN.  "Our Channel Chiefs issue includes all of the people, products and programs that today's solution provider should know, and we congratulate Jeff, along with the other selected leaders and vendors, on their record of business innovation and success."

The Infor Partner Network (IPN) is a global network designed to deliver the tools and resources to rapidly grow a profitable and sustainable business around Infor products. Established in 2011, the IPN consists of high quality channel partners with extensive industry and product knowledge, and delivers partner-specific resources for training, sales enablement and market development, all designed to encourage greater partner achievement and reward.

"Being chosen for the UBM Channel and CRN Channel Chiefs list is an honor, and further validates all of the hard work and resources dedicated to support our partner program," said Jeff Abbott, vice president, Global Alliances and Channels, Infor. "We formed 150 new reseller partnerships and increased channel revenue growth on a constant currency basis by 27 percent from fiscal 2011 to fiscal 2012, moving us closer to our goal of doubling channel revenue and attracting 400 new resellers over a three-year time period through the Infor Partner Network."

To learn more about becoming an Infor partner, visit www.infor.com/company/partners/.

About UBM Tech Channel

UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is a 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 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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Email:sharon.sulc@infor.com



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