Infor Named 2012 Emerging Vendor by CRN and UBM Channel


NEW YORK -  Aug 30, 2012

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced it has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor.  The annual list features the most innovative vendors who deliver easy-to-use technology and high margins to value added resellers.  Each organization included in the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor List represents a new partnership and go-to-market opportunity for solution providers looking to identify new vendor partners.

"Emerging doesn't mean what it used to," said Kelley Damore, VP, editorial director, UBM Channel. "And this collection of up-and-comers and new-to-the-game vendors is on an upward trajectory that a host of young companies that preceded them could barely imagine. With new innovations like cloud computing and virtualization speeding up the pace of innovation, and technology mainstays like storage and networking branching off into new directions, this list encapsulates a tectonic technology shift where the recently founded are starting to rule the roost and become household names much more quickly than in the past.  We congratulate each vendor on the list and congratulate them for placing an emphasis on innovation and ease of use, features that are the hallmark of any successful channel offering."

Infor applications are specialized by industry and engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience and flexible deployment options.  Infor depends on its 600 channel partners to help deliver the full value of its products and services, integrated into complete solutions for customers in every region, industry and market in the world.  In the past year, Infor has averaged double digit quarterly license growth, added more than 3000 new employees including over 600 in development, and 150 new channel partners.

"Infor is honored by this recognition from UBM Channel and CRN, as we are committed to raising the bar for vendor-partner relationships in the software industry," said Jeff Abbott, vice president, Global Alliances and Channels, Infor. "With a goal to double channel revenue and form 400 new reseller partnerships over the next three years, Infor recognizes the importance of channel partners as a critical component of our accelerated growth strategy and objectives."

Technology providers included in the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor List were founded or underwent a major transformation in 2006 or later, have an active U.S. channel strategy and introduce new products or technologies.  To view a sample of the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit

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About Infor

Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, helping more than 70,000 large and mid-size companies improve operations and drive growth across numerous industry sectors.  To learn more about Infor, please visit

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