Infor CloudSuite™ Available for the Hospitality Industry

Cloud Access Provides Greater Flexibility and Lower Total Cost of Ownership

NEW YORK -  Apr 17, 2014

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced Infor CloudSuiteTM Hospitality, offering industry customers access to applications within the cloud environment. Infor Hospitality builds upon Infor's offerings available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), combining beautiful software with rich hospitality industry functionality. Through a flexible, subscription-based delivery model, customers can considerably lower upfront IT expenditure, and access specially configured functionality that is designed to meet the unique needs of hotels, resorts, casinos, and government lodging agencies.

The release of Infor CloudSuite Hospitality provides Infor customers with a greater range of access when utilizing the full suite of financial and operations applications that help manage the online and guest experience. In addition, the suite can help significantly lower capital investment for IT, while still allowing customers to electronically share data such as revenue management, scheduling and customer information in real-time, ultimately allowing employees to focus on improving guest service and enhancing the bottom line.

The suite also offers customers access to industry specific analytics, which are delivered through a unique user interface that provides critical data and metrics to end-users. The suite also utilizes Infor ION®, a purpose-built middleware and social collaboration engine Infor Ming.le, which facilitates internal and external communications between customers and their suppliers. These enhancements support globalization by allowing users to view real-time data at anytime and from any location. Infor CloudSuite Hospitality enables applications to be launched remotely, which in turn can provide access to emerging partners, suppliers and joint ventures.

Customers experience a faster return on investment with Infor CloudSuite Hospitality and a reduced total cost of ownership, as cloud delivery with AWS is managed through a monthly subscription. Without the need to purchase additional onsite servers and hardware or hire supplementary IT staff, Infor CloudSuite Hospitality is more cost effective upfront.

"Whether it's a boutique single property or a global chain of resorts, hoteliers want solutions that make running operations easier, and by putting instrumental applications in the cloud, information can flow more freely and teams can better connect across multiple properties and departments," said Stewart Applbaum, senior vice president, Hospitality, Infor. "Infor CloudSuite Hospitality provides the flexibility the industry needs, with a focus on safety and security of information, to keep customers competitive with the new benefits of a cloud-based system."

Infor will help customers to take advantage of Amazon Web Services' expertise and economies of scale by leveraging the AWS Cloud, providing access to resources when they need them, on demand and with auto-scaling built into the Infor applications. AWS provides services in 10 Regions, with 25 Availability Zones and 51 Amazon CloudFront Edge locations globally.

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Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides 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.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers

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