Infor announces the acquisition of Merit Globe A/S
November 2, 2016The acquisition of this Infor M3 distributor, leader in its sector, will allow the editor to expand and strengthen its 'Information Services' organisation in Europe
Infor announces its acquisition of Merit Globe A/S (Merit), a services and consulting provider to Infor M3 in Europe, the industry leader. Merit's 240 consultants, all of whom have the benefit of M3 solution's several decades of expertise, will be enriching and strengthening Infor's service teams in Europe. They will thus be able to take advantage of the best practices and technologies developed by Merit to provide their customers with services that are able to anticipate and resolve all the difficulties that tend to cause interruptions to processes.
"Some time ago, we integrated our consulting and support operations, as well as those dedicated to our Cloud activities, into a single entity 'Infor Services', in order to provide a better customer Cloud experience. As our projects continue to grow they evolve into sophisticated applications and they address critical industrial processes, while Infor continues to pursue its investments in deployment and customer service", says Charles Phillips, Infor's CEO. "The acquisition of Merit will allow a talented and experienced team to accompany us to meet the increasing demands surrounding our M3 Infor solution, which is an ERP platform dedicated to the equipment/fashion industries and to process industries which have experienced strong developments over the last three years."
Based in Norway, Merit is a leading consulting company and a specialist in the Infor M3 solution. It employs almost 250 people and has over 500 clients in 18 countries. Merit will continue as an operational unit within Infor Services. Erik Outzen, Merit's CEO, will continue to lead this unit. He will report directly to Darren Saumur, global head of services at Infor.
"Established over 12 years ago, Merit has become one of the biggest consulting companies dedicated to Infor products and is considered by our almost 500 customers as offering services at an unequalled level", says Erik Outzen, CEO of Merit Globe A/S. "As our activities are concentrated on Infor M3, we supported Infor's transformation, which has led to it becoming the leading Cloud company for business. We are particularly aware of the new design of the solutions that were developed by the internal creative agency of Infor, Hook & Loop, and by their applications to benefit scientific data and the Machine Learning conceived at Infor Dynamic Science Labs. This is why we are very pleased to join this innovative team."
The terms ratified for the acquisition have not been disclosed.