Infor to Release Interaction Advisor on the Salesforce Platform to Power Intelligent Decision-Making

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Infor Selects Salesforce Platform to Connect with Customers, Partners and Employees in Entirely New Ways

NEW YORK -  Jan 15, 2013

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Interaction Advisor will soon be available on the Salesforce Platform, a leading cloud platform for social and mobile business apps. By leveraging Interaction Advisor's advanced decision engine, Salesforce users can react intelligently and personally, through the speed of social media, to virtually every customer interaction - increasing offer relevance, promoting higher acceptance rates and sales, and improving customer loyalty. Part of the market-leading Infor Epiphany Interaction Advisor suite, top companies have significantly increased offer-acceptance rates and cross-sell revenue with Infor Epiphany Interaction Advisor.
 
Comment on the News

  • "In today's competitive market, the ability to quickly relay a personalized message and connect to a customer across multiple channels including mobile and social is critical for increasing and sustaining business," said MJ Crabbe-Barberis, global CRM product marketing director, Infor. "Salesforce users now have an accelerated ability to manage the complexities that come hand-in-hand with synchronizing cross-sell and retention programs across numerous customer touch points and mobile platforms through Infor Epiphany Interaction Advisor for Salesforce - saving valuable time, providing reliable consistency, and increasing offer acceptance and therefore revenue."
  • "The future of enterprise apps is social, mobile and connected," said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, ISV & Channel, salesforce.com. "Partners such as Infor are leveraging the power of the Salesforce Platform to give customers the tools they need to accelerate customer success in the social era."

Product Key Features

Interaction Advisor uses a combination of historical, personal and contextual data to create real-time customer profiles that users can leverage to predict customers' future preferences and behavior. By combining real-time predictive analytics and cross-channel business rules, Interaction Advisor delivers high-impact offers at the moment of interaction between businesses and customers. Furthermore, by using closed-loop response tracking, the application measures each interaction result and adapts to improve effectiveness before the next interaction.

Built completely in the cloud on the Salesforce Platform and featuring an interface that delivers information in a consolidated, intuitive, easy-to-navigate application, users have access to actionable data and powerful functionality to make better communications decisions faster.

Availability

Interaction Advisor is currently scheduled to be generally available on or before January 31, 2013.

About the Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange

The Salesforce Platform is one of the world's most trusted and comprehensive cloud platforms for building social and mobile cloud apps. It powers Salesforce CRM, more than 2.3 million custom apps built by customers and more than 1,700 apps developed by partners in its ecosystem. Social apps for business built on the Salesforce Platform can be easily distributed and marketed through salesforce.com's AppExchange.

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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Press contacts

Media contacts - Americas

Dan Barnhardt
U.S.A. and Canada
Phone:+1 646 336 1731
Email:dan.barnhardt@infor.com

Claudia Vazquez
Latin America
Phone:+54 11 4010 8079
Email:claudia.vazquez@infor.com

Media contacts - Europe, Middle East and Africa

Richard Moore
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Middle East and Africa
Phone:+44 121 615 8189
Email:richard.moore@infor.com

Tanja Hossfeld
Central, Northern and Eastern Europe
Phone:+49 172 7481 111
Email:tanja.hossfeld@infor.com

Media contacts - Asia Pacific and Japan 

Phyllis Tan
Phone:+65 9799 9133
Email:phyllis.tan@infor.com

Industry analyst contact

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



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