NEW YORK - Oct 05, 2015
Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that it has been recognized in The Channel Company's prominent CRN® 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.
The Infor Partner Network (IPN) Partner Program has been designed to support every partner type, specifically supporting unique business models. Infor programs support channel, alliance, product and services partners. Within the channel, Infor offers a tiered program; associate, silver and gold. Infor's program supports partners in both cloud and on-premise, largely believing it's the customer who drives the movement to the cloud. Partners who are either "born in the cloud" or who have a cloud practice have access to enablement tools and resources designed to help them sell more cloud solutions faster and to help them build a profitable cloud business. The IPN provides tools and resources that can help partners help customers to migrate to the cloud, design, architect, build and implement. The IPN also received a 5-star rating in the CRN Partner Program guide for the last three consecutive years.
The cloud partner program is designed to help better prepare Infor partners to sell solutions in cloud environments. The micro-vertical specializations also allow partners with niche skills and practices the opportunity to showcase unique strengths and capabilities. Another integral component of Infor's partnerships is to allow partners to be able to tell the complete Infor story. This allows partners to value sell, speak to the user experience that Infor solutions offer, as well as being able to tell the Infor technology story, which can help provide the partners with the experience and know-how to build a demand-generation machine.
"Each cloud provider and vendor in the Cloud Partner Program Guide was selected by CRN editors for putting forth substantive cloud partner programs that demonstrate a real buy-in and support of the channel community," says Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "With the pace of change and fierce competition in the growing cloud market, it's imperative that a solution provider finds vendor partners capable of giving them consistent, tangible support to grow their cloud-related revenue. The CRN 2015 Cloud Partner Program Guide helps them find those partners that are right for their business."
The CRN 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide provides a valuable resource for solution providers to navigate the booming cloud marketplace by identifying technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.
"We are very excited to be among the companies listed in the CRN 2015 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide and continue building upon our existing relationship with the organization. Over the past year, we have been making significant strides in helping our partners prepare for doing business in the cloud," said Jeff Abbott, Senior Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, Infor. "Our partnerships are invaluable to our organization, and we plan to continue to create programming and provide the necessary tools to help our partners in every industry whether on-premise or in the cloud."
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Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 13,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
- 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
- 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 21 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
- 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
- 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
- 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
- 15 of the top 20 global retailers
- 4 of the top 5 brewers
- 21 of the top 30 global banks
- 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
- 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands