The Latest Inforum 2012 News

Thousands of Infor customers, partners and product experts are in Denver April 22-25 for the must-attend user conference of the yearInforum 2012. You can stay connected to the latest news and company announcements at Inforum 2012 by bookmarking this page. Follow and participate in the Inforum excitement through social media channels listed on this page.

Tuesday, April 24th

Infor Partners with Amazon Web Services to Help Customers Reach the Cloud
Infor has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services to help customers leverage the cloud and improve the way that systems are installed, tested, and maintained. This enables customers to quickly deploy Infor applications into the cloud with a push of a button through the Infor10 Business Cloud Portal, and provides the flexibility and full application functionality customers need without having to manage the infrastructure.

Infor Delivers ERP on IBM PureSystems
In front of almost 5000 attendees at Inforum 2012, Infor announced the availability of Infor ERP on IBM PureSystems, the new expert integrated system from IBM. Infor ERP on PureSystems provides a simplified, easy-to-manage, high-performance IT environment for core business applications with integration middleware and a user interface that all work together in the same frame with a single plug-in.

Infor Announces Localization Platform for Financial Reporting
Infor announced that it will deliver a revolutionary localization platform,  A first for the industry, will help customers quickly expand globally while maintaining compliance locally with complex financial and governmental regulations.

Infor Helps Customers Develop Integrated In-House Applications
Infor has announced the availability of Infor10 Mongoose, a development framework that enables Infor10 ERP Business (SyteLine) customers to build powerful, modern consumer-oriented applications for use in-house. These Infor10-ready applications streamline integration to ERP Business with the same customization capabilities and user experience, simplifying their use, training and adoption.

Infor Announces Infor Excellence in Action Award Winners at Inforum 2012
Infor has announced the winners of the 2012 Infor Excellence in Action Awards, recognizing organizations that have been most successful at using Infor products to drive innovation, business value and excellence within their organization.  The top award, Customer of the Year, was earned by Brewster Dairy.

C.H Briggs Company to Go Live on Inforce Everywhere
C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, will go live this week on Inforce Everywhere, marking the first implementation of the application developed by Infor on,'s social enterprise platform. Inforce Everywhere combines ERP, mobile and social into a single platform that enables a 360-degree view of its customers to help drive sales and increase customer satisfaction.

Citizen Machinery Selects Lawson M3 ERP Enterprise to Help Increase Productivity and Improve Business Performance
Citizen Machinery Asia Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer and exporter of CNC (Computer Numerical control), has selected Lawson M3 ERP Enterprise in Thailand to help optimize its manufacturing processes and improve its business performance and productivity. Infor is helping the company, which is expanding rapidly, meet critical objectives through technology designed for product planning, real time access to critical information, warehouse control and mobility.

Infor Helps City of Oak Ridge Comply with Environmental Regulations
The City of Oak Ridge, Tenn. has implemented Infor10 EAM to improve asset reporting to help meet mandatory EPA compliance standards and enable preventative asset maintenance. Infor10 EAM, selected because of its robust flexibility and customizable features, will save the city time and money on repairs, help ensure that assets run at peak performance and reduce energy usage.

Organix Heads for Healthy Growth with Infor
Organix, an organic baby food manufacturer, has deployed Infor10 Demand Planning to support the business as it continues to experience double digit year-on-year growth. Demand planning, a tool that continues to be a key differentiator for manufacturers, will help enhance demand forecast accuracy and thereby boost service levels and improve productivity by replacing labor-intensive spreadsheet planning, and reduce inventory and waste.

Oxford Instruments Measures Up for Growth with Infor
Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for research and industry, has chosen to implement a suite of applications from Infor to support its global operations. At the core of the suite is Infor10 ERP Business (SyteLine), a leading ERP solution specialized for the high tech industry, which is integrated through Infor10 ION technology with Infor10 PLM Discrete (PLM8) to help track, manage, monitor, and analyze products throughout the product lifecycle.

Química Amparo selects Infor for Sales and Operations Planning
Química Amparo, a leading Brazilian consumer goods manufacturer has selected Infor10 Sales & Operations Planning to tie together its operational and strategic business plans in order to provide a more holistic view of demand, supply, and finance operations.

Australian Food Manufacturer Turns to Infor for a Bigger Slice of the Pie
Patties Foods, producers of some of Australia's most famous meat pie and dessert brands, upgraded its Lawson enterprise management software in order to help streamline operations, support international expansion, reduce administration and respond to the increased demand. Lawson M3 is an ideal fit for Patties Foods because of its international functionalities, including multi-currency, and the ability to integrate and scale to accommodate acquisitions and company growth.

Monday, April 23rd

Infor Delivers the Next Step in Software: Social Business Applications
Infor is delivering the next generation of Infor10 ION Workspace to enhance collaboration and decision making across the enterprise. It now delivers contextual information in a familiar environment that mirrors social networking tools; enhances the user experience by providing role-based information from multiple applications in a single interface with a common, sleek look-and-feel.

Infor Delivers Record-Level Product Development and Innovation
Infor will deliver a significantly more product innovation in 2012 than in any year in the company's history. The increased level of innovation results from a commitment to spend more than $300 million in R&D for the year, the addition of more than 500 software engineers and designers, and the unique capabilities of Infor10 ION technology, which uses open standards to integrate Infor and non-Infor applications.

Infor Announces Focused Business Intelligence Offerings
Infor announced newly focused business intelligence (BI) offerings at Inforum, which now consist of two distinct groups of solutions: a robust BI platform comprised of Infor10 Business Intelligence and also Infor10 ION Intelligence. Each is aimed at addressing industry specific requirements.

Seasoned Executives Join Infor to Drive Cloud and Product Efficiency
Infor has appointed John Goedert to the position of SVP Speed and Mark Thacker as SVP of Infor10 Business Cloud. Both are reporting directly to CEO Charles Phillips, who has made accelerated development and adoption of cloud applications top priorities for the company.

Infor Delivers Mobile Support Application
Infor Xtreme Support Mobile provides around-the-clock access to information from Infor Xteme Support via an ION enabled mobile application. Customers can now personalize their support experience by monitoring critical events, checking support status and receiving notifications about critical steps in support.

Infor Helps Companies Identify and Develop Top Talent
Infor has launched a new talent management application, Infor10 Lawson Talent Management. Built on HR industry expertise, this modern application helps organizations select, hire and retain valuable employees to increase profitability and productivity.

Infor Launches Infor10 CRM Enterprise Interaction Advisor 
Infor announced the next generation of its powerhouse Infor10 CRM Enterprise Interaction Advisor (Epiphany), which helps predict customers' future preferences and behavior based on their real-time activity and past responses. Enhancements include a sleek new interface based on Infor10 ION Workspace, tab-based navigation for key functions, and multi-channel execution of campaigns with common messaging.

Infor Integrates PLM and Lawson M3 ERP Enterprise, Providing Process Manufacturers a Complete 'Idea to Invoice' Solution
Infor's revolutionary lightweight middleware, Infor10 ION has enabled the seamless integration of two leading applications for process manufacturing: Infor10 PLM Process (Optiva) and Lawson M3 ERP Enterprise. Providing a more complete application, integrated ERP with PLM helps customers introduce new products to market faster, at a lower cost and while ensuring compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.

Pan Emirates Improves Just-In-Time Availability of Home Furnishings with Infor
A major supplier of home furnishings in the Middle East announced that it is deploying Infor10 ION Suite, Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) and Infor10 Supply Chain Execution to optimize order management, customer relationship management, procurement, and inventory across its multiple operations in the region.

Peterson Manufacturing Upgrades ERP with Infor PowerFlex10
A major producer of vehicle safety components confirms its ongoing commitment to the System-i platform by upgrading from Infor ERP BPCS to Infor10 ERP iEnterprise (LX) via Infor's PowerFlex10 upgrade program in order to benefit from Infor's latest Power Enabling solution enhancements. 

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant Increases Efficiency with Infor
Russia's top railcar production operation, Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant, has automated its plant operations through the deployment of Infor10 ION Suite, Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN), Infor10 Barcode, and Infor10 Corporate Performance Management (PM 10). The manufacturer will benefit from real-time visibility into all departments including production, marketing, purchasing, finance, stock control, logistics, and after-sales service.

Infor10 to Drive Asset Management Transformation at AWE
UK-based defense leader AWE has selected Infor10 EAM, supported by Infor10 ION Suite and Infor10 ION Workspace, to provide in-context business intelligence, boost visibility, enhance productivity and support business transformation across its asset management operations. 

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