Infor Announces Enterprise Cloud Platform for Federal Government

United States – July 11, 2016, 09:00 AM

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced Infor CloudSuite™ Federal, a suite of comprehensive software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications that are specifically designed for organizations operating under the umbrella of the Federal Government. Building upon Infor's existing lineup of leading cloud-based solutions; including Infor CloudSuite Public Sector that serves state and local government agencies, Infor CloudSuite Federal is designed to help traverse the industry compliance and regulatory factors to help Federal agencies optimize procedures using cloud technology.

The suite of cloud-run applications is designed with compliance in mind, and contains provisions to help meet core standards such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Through a strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) , Infor CloudSuite Federal is hosted on the AWS GovCloud (US), a robust, secure and flexible cloud-hosting environment.

Infor has a longstanding foundation for serving the public sector, with customers operating in industry micro-verticals such as academics, public safety, transportation and utilities. Deeply rooted within this experience and knowledge base, Infor has expanded capabilities to help meet the needs of a maturing Federal marketplace where demand to adopt emerging technologies is reaching a critical mass. To date, Infor has successfully engaged with organizations that serve essential roles within or in support of the Federal Government, these include customers in banking, defense, information management, and military sectors. Infor is seeking to help many Federal institutions bridge the enterprise technology gap that was created by an industry-wide drought of cost-effective, secure and compliant disruptive technology solutions.

"To keep pace in the modern global economy, a successful business model necessitates the use of a nimble and adaptable IT infrastructure, one that is both flexible and affordable. Within the private sector, adoption of cloud technology has soared in recent years to answer such demands but for the Federal government, concerns over cost and security have prevented many organizations from considering and utilizing this approach. Infor CloudSuite Federal is designed to specifically help government organizations overcome these hurdles," said Wayne Bobby, vice president, Infor Federal. "Helping Federal organizations modernize and shift to the cloud can be a real game-changer, one that creates a significant value proposition for workers and taxpayers alike."

Infor CloudSuite Federal is more than a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform; it is a fully customizable and scalable suite of industry-tailored applications. With capacities for mission critical functions such as Human Capital Management (HCM), Federal institutions are better able to manage resources, ranging from personnel to physical assets, even intellectual property. As documented in a 2015 Washington Post article, the use of talent science can be incredibly beneficial for Federal customers seeking to recruit and hire an enduring workforce. Built-in functionalities such as Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (d/EPM) help regulate and prevent waste by delivering a unified platform for compliance, budgeting and planning. Asset management has long been a documented strength for Infor, and this deep level of expertise has now been scaled to help Federal customers assess, monitor and make preventative repairs to safeguard asset reliability, which translates into a noticeable return on the principle investment.

Infor CloudSuite Federal does not require any capital investments for hardware, and considerably reduces license fees and by providing a flexible, subscription-based delivery model. This not only significantly reduces upfront IT expenditure, but it also enables Federal institutions to reallocate staff and resources to better serve other aspects of business and public service.

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