Infor announces cloud offering for equipment industry

Infor Applications Delivered in the Cloud Help Speed Deployment and Lower Total Cost of Ownership

NEW YORK -  Sep 26, 2012

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced a cloud-based offering of its suite of applications for the equipment industry. Deploying Infor applications in the cloud will help equipment companies modernize their technology, reduce IT infrastructure, speed deployment, and create a lower total cost of ownership. Infor will leverage IBM Power Systems built on open standards to create a private cloud environment to run Infor applications with increased speed and agility.

"Infor is committed to helping our customers in the equipment industry drive efficiency not only through applications that improve business processes, but also through technology that helps reduce their IT budgets," said Mark Wright, executive vice president, Infor. "Customers that choose to deploy Infor applications in the cloud will be able to take advantage of reduced costs, increased flexibility and easier upgrades, all with maintenance and support direct from Infor's award winning Xtreme Support Program."

More than 5,500 customers in approximately 60 countries use Infor applications for their equipment-centric business. Whether deployed on-premise or in the cloud, Infor Equipment helps customers centralize key information from production, sales, service, warranty, finance, and rental with a single, scalable business system to drive strategic and profitable operations. 

The delivery of a cloud offering of Infor Equipment follows Infor's recent announcement of heavy investment in the industry, which includes a dedicated innovation center and the formation of the Infor CAT Dealer Advisory Council.

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 www.infor.com.

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Industry analyst contact

Sharon Sulc
Phone:+1 614 537 6634
Email:sharon.sulc@infor.com



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